Cardiology News

Light Physical Activity Tied to Lower CHD, CVD Risk in Women
ACC: Icosapent Ethyl Beneficial for Statin-Treated Patients
Volatile Anesthetics Do Not Reduce Deaths in Elective CABG
ACC: Adherence to Statins Low Among Patients With ASCVD
FDA Issues Update on Mortality Risk With Paclitaxel-Coated Products
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Outcomes for AMI Improved During 1995 to 2014
ACC: Dietary Cholesterol Ups Cardiovascular Disease Risk
ACC: Antibacterial Envelope Can Reduce CIED Infections
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
MitraClip Device Approved for Patients With Secondary Mitral Regurgitation
E-Cigarettes May Threaten Goal of Achieving Tobacco Endgame
Troponin Assay Confusion May Cause Misdiagnosis of Acute MI
Adding Bempedoic Acid to Statin Therapy Reduces LDL Cholesterol
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
FDA Approves New Generic Valsartan to Ease Shortage
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Stress Test-Based Physiological Age May Be Superior Mortality Predictor
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Third Leading Cause of DALYs
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Coronary Heart Disease Risk
Becoming Active in Middle Age Still Offers Health Benefits
History of Cycling Weight May Up Risk for Heart Disease in Women
Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking Addictive, Harmful to the Heart
GDM Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Event Risk Postpartum
ACC: Photoplethysmography Signal Can Detect Diabetes
ACC: Long-Term Outcomes for MI Similar at ≤40, 40 to 50
High-Quality, Plant-Based Diet Tied to Lower Risk for CVD Mortality
Endogenous Testosterone Linked to Cardiovascular Disease
Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring
Heat Alerts May Come Too Late in Northern States
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
2011 to 2015 Saw Drop in Delayed Discharge Rates After TAVR
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Tied to Stroke Risk
Intraoperative Methylprednisolone During Bypass Not Renal Protective
Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
Oscillometric Devices Offer More Accurate Way to Measure BP
Age, Race Impact Atherosclerotic Risk With Psoriasis
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Long-Term Cardiomyopathy Risk Varies by Chemo Agent
ATS Issues Practice Guideline for Pediatric Home Oxygen Therapy
Advanced Echocardiographic Training Requirements Issued
HEART Care Pathway Reduces Admission, Stress Testing in ACS
Lowering BP, Lipids in Healthy Elderly Has No Cognitive Effect
Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes
Achievement of Targets in T2DM Varies by Season
MRI Cardiac Stress Test Predicts Death From Heart Disease
Prognostic Bleeding Risk Models Developed for Aspirin Use
Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Higher Triglycerides May Be Protective in the Very Elderly
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
FDA: Gout Drug Uloric Increases Risk of Death
Higher Salt Intake in DASH Diet Tied to More Lightheadedness
Excessively Sleepy OSA Subtype Tied to Increased CVD Risk
Odds of Receiving Tx for CAD Up With Medicare Advantage
Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Rivaroxaban Does Not Reduce VTE Incidence in High-Risk Cancer Patients
Morning Exercise Linked to BP Reduction in Sedentary Seniors
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Eating Nuts Tied to Reduced CVD Incidence, Death in T2DM Patients
Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Clinical Apps Up Quality of Care for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
Higher Push-Up Capacity Linked to Lower Incidence of CVD Events
Cardiovascular Risk Increased During Gender Transition
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Nurse Navigators Aid Outcomes After Heart Attack Discharge
Discharge Opioid Rx for Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-Up
Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause
Most A-Fib Patients Have at Least One Identifiable Trigger
Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups
CVD Does Not Modify Depression-Mortality Link in Elderly
Guidelines Updated for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults
Coexisting Medical Conditions, Smoking Explain PTSD-CVD Link
Larger Physician Bonus May Improve Care in Chronic Disease
CDC: Student Tobacco Use Increased From 2017 to 2018
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
ASA: Opioid Epidemic Tied to Infection-Related Stroke
Financial Hardship From Medical Bills Common in ASCVD
CDC: Screening Policies for Critical Congenital Heart Dz Widespread
ASA: Intensive BP Control Lowers Bleeding Risk in Stroke Patients
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Low Fitness, Obesity Linked to Later Disability Pension
Functional Decline Seen for Many Frail Patients After TAVR, SAVR
ASA: Reversal Agent Cuts Severe Bleeding With Factor Xa Inhibitors
Walgreens Worst Violator in Tobacco Sales to Minors, FDA Says
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
High-Risk HPV Infection Linked to Increased Risk for CVD in Women
CDC: Heart Attack Awareness Improved Since 2008
Dialysis Staff-Initiated CPR Ups Outcomes in Cardiac Arrest
Postconditioning During PCI for STEMI Shows Delayed Benefits
Most Americans Concerned About Weight, Link to Heart Health
Donor Heart Recovery From Drug-Intoxicated Deaths Has Increased
Psoriasis Tx Linked to Drop in Noncalcified Coronary Plaque
Hypertensive Crisis Prevalent in Urban African-Americans
Burden of Sudden Cardiac Death Higher in Black Men, Women
Expanded Recall of Warfarin Level Monitoring Test Strips
High Physical Activity Levels Tied to Coronary Artery Calcification
E-Cigarette Use Linked to Cigarette Initiation in Adolescents
Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates
Long-Term Incidence of A-Fib Increased in Women With Breast Cancer
Rising Temps May Up Burden of Congenital Heart Disease in U.S.
Fruit, Vegetable Intake Very Low in Hemodialysis Population
AHA: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
Meta-Analysis: Small Weight Increase Seen for Breakfast Eaters
E-Cigarettes More Effective for Smoking Cessation
Infective Endocarditis Related to Injection Drug Use Rising
FDA Receives an 'F' in Tobacco Prevention Report Card
Death at 10 Years Similar With Bilateral-, Single-Artery CABG
Avoiding Full-Blown Diabetes Cuts Cardiovascular Risk
ASA: Increased Odds of Stroke, MI With E-Cigarette Use
ASA: Flu-Like Illness Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke
MEESSI-Acute Heart Failure Risk Score Validated
Intensive BP Treatment Does Not Reduce Dementia Risk
NOACs Recommended as First-Line Prevention of Stroke in A-Fib
Blood Conservation Safe, Effective During Heart Surgery
Financial Stress, Coronary Heart Disease Linked in African-Americans
Paclitaxel Exposure in Vascular Device Not Linked to Mortality
Tachycardia May Indicate Higher Mortality Risk in Cancer Patients
Virtual Video Visits Liked by Patients, Providers
Assessment Tools Aid Risk Planning at Nursing Homes
Home-Based Program Achieves Hypertension Control
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Fried Chicken, Fish Linked to All-Cause, Cardiovascular Death
CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise
Smoking Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease in African-Americans
BP >120/80 mm Hg Linked to Lower Gray Matter Volume
Meta-Analysis: Aspirin Linked to Lower Risk for CV Events in Primary Prevention
Canadian Syncope Risk Score IDs ED Monitoring Time Postsyncope
Wait Times Have Improved in VA Health Care System
Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Risk for Death
Variation in Revascularization for Asymptomatic SIHD Unexplained
FDA Investigating Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons, Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents
Sex Differences Seen in Pursuit of Interventional Cardiology Career
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Achieving Healthy Diet From Sustainable Food Feasible
Risk for Uninsurance in AMI Patients Reduced With Medicaid Expansion
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Coronary Artery Calcium May Help Predict CVD in South Asians
Intermittent Fasts Plus Energy Restriction Best for Weight Loss
Replacing Sitting Time With Activity Lowers Mortality Risk
Components of Ideal Cardio Health Cut Diabetes Risk
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Cardiometabolic Risk Up With Tourette, Chronic Tic Disorder
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Short Sleep Duration Linked to Higher Atherosclerotic Burden
Moderate Drinking Linked to Electroanatomic Changes in A-Fib
Terrorist Attack Victims With PTSD Have Higher Cancer Risk
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Artificial Intelligence Can Use Routine ECGs to ID Heart Disease
High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease
Statin Therapy Reduces Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy in T2DM
Outcomes Poorer for Medicaid Beneficiaries With STEMI
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Transdermal HRT Not Linked to Increased Risk for VTE
IC Nicardipine Promising for Tx of Spontaneous Coronary Slow-Flow
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases
Women With CVD Have Worse Self-Reported Outcomes
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Feeling Life Is Worthwhile Linked to Healthier Aging
Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure
Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events
Income Volatility Linked to CVD, All-Cause Mortality
Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain
Applying Population Health Data IDs Patients at Risk for CVD
Hypertension With Psoriasis Tied to More Cardiac Interventions
In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure
Moderate Drinking Not Harmful for Seniors With Heart Failure
Volumes Low for Unprotected Left Main PCI
Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Cut to Be Cost-Effective
Catheter Ablation Tops Drug Therapy for A-Fib in Heart Failure
High Sodium Intake Associated With New Atrial Fibrillation
Second-Line Antidiabetic Meds May Impact Cardiovascular Risk
ACOG Updates Guidelines for Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
30-Day Postdischarge Mortality Up With HRRP Implementation
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
New BP Treatment Cutoffs May Not Yield Survival Benefit
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment
Risk of Arterial Thromboembolic Events Up Prior to Cancer Diagnosis
EMS Treatment for Possible Heart Attack Varies by Sex
FDA Warns Companies on Unsafe, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
A-Fib Risk Up for Antidepressant Users, but Higher Before Tx
Endurance Exercise Tied to Anti-Aging at Cellular Level
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Racial Disparities Seen in Use of Oral Anticoagulants for A-Fib
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Hospitalization for Upper GI Bleed Highest With Rivaroxaban
ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
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