Long-term use of solid fuels for cooking linked to high risk of cardiovascular mortality

Long-term use of coal, wood, or charcoal for cooking is associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to a study presented today at ESC Congress 2018. Dr Derrick Bennett, study author, University of Oxford, UK, said: “Our study suggests that people who use solid fuels for cooking should switch to electricity […]

Blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs continue to improve survival after a decade

Blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs continue to improve survival in patients with hypertension after more than a decade, according to late breaking results from the ASCOT Legacy study presented today at ESC Congress 2018 and published in The Lancet. Dr Ajay K. Gupta, of the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University London, UK, […]

Medicaid health coverage expansion due to ACA decreases uninsured cardiac-related hospitalizations

States that expanded eligibility for their Medicaid program in 2014 when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented, saw fewer uninsured patients among major cardiac-related hospitalizations in the first year compared with states that did not expand the program, according to a study released today in JAMA Network Open. One goal of the Affordable Care […]