The fourth type of carcinogen — the solvent N, N-Dimethylformamide — has been reported in valsartan (the third type was reported in March). While within the FDA’s “safe” threshold, the citizen’s petition by online pharmacy Valisure called for action because that limit is way out of line with other certain contaminants. (Cardiovascular Business, in-PharmaTechnologist)

About one-third of young athletes screened for heart health before sports participation had high blood pressure. (Heart)

Weight gain is tied to higher atrial fibrillation incidence, but non-surgical weight loss may not have the opposite effect, a meta-analysis found. (Heart)

Vacation-induced heart attack? It’s a thing, Inside Edition writes.

Stalled out progress in heart disease and stroke gets some attention from the Wall Street Journal.

Alexa and other smart speakers could be used to detect a heart attack during sleep, according to a proof-of-concept study. (Cardiovascular Business)

“I call upon our heart failure community to formalize the thousands of single-patient trials that we conduct in clinical practice every day,” Christopher O’Connor, MD, editor-in-chief of JACC: Heart Failure, wrote in its editor’s page.

It’s a Class I recall for Cook’s Advance Enforcer 35 Focal Force percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloon catheter, which can burst below the rated burst pressure, the FDA announced.

Bursting risk also prompted a field safety notice for Edwards Lifesciences’ IntraClude balloon for cardiopulmonary bypass. (Mass Device)

Artificial intelligence-based algorithm HealthICH gained FDA clearance for detecting intracranial haemorrhages on standard head CT scans. (Radiology Business)

Mutations in the TTN gene are often found in dilated cardiomyopathy, but a study showed most carriers never develop the disease, so genetic testing in healthy people probably isn’t a good idea. (Circulation)

Cut out aspirin and avoid the combination of a vitamin K antagonist plus dual antiplatelet therapy for atrial fibrillation patients who have coronary artery disease, a meta-analysis concluded in JAMA Cardiology.

Atrial fibrillation is linked to dementia even in the absence of stroke, but oral anticoagulation might help, researchers reported in the European Heart Journal.

That time of the year is finally here. You know what I’m talking about, the one or two weeks you get every year to escape from “real life” and just be you. Relax, eat and drink well, enjoy your family, catch up on some much-needed sleep. But, before you pack up and head out, rethink the all-too-normal hotel stay. Believe it or not, you have options, one of which is the vacation rental.

Wouldn’t it be nice to leave your own home, arrive in your destination city and settle into a “home away from home” for your next vacation? That’s what vacation rentals are all about. These are homes waiting to be rented out by people on vacation. Each vacation rental owner will have different criteria in what type of renter they are looking for, each vacation rental house will vary in amenities, and each price will be dependent on the time of year and the length of stay. So, it sounds like a great idea, but how do you figure out how to make it all happen? Not a problem. Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions regarding vacation rentals. Read on, my friend, your next “home away from home” vacation rental is right around the corner.

Frequently Asked Questions on Vacation Rentals

What are the advantages of a vacation rental?

Do you ever wish your hotel room had just a little more personality? Yeah, I thought so. Well, renting someone else’s home for your vacation might just be the thing you’re looking for. Usually offering larger living spaces than hotel rooms, these vacation rentals are all about living like you were in your own home. They offer greater privacy than hotel rooms, and most rentals have a kitchen area for cooking, which in the end will save you money if you prepare some of your meals.