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Cardiac Decompensation Seen in Children Following COVID-19
Incidence of AMI Hospitalization Down During COVID-19
Rate of Stroke Low in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19
Factors Linked to COVID-19 In-Hospital Mortality ID'd in NYC
Global Practice Guidelines Issued by International Society of Hypertension
Excessive Drinking Seen in Some Patients With Chronic Conditions
Sex Differences ID'd in Prescription of Cardiovascular Meds
Burnout Comparable Between Millennial, Gen X Residents, Fellows
Higher Burden of Cardiovascular Risk Tied to Cognitive Decline
Higher Intake of Whole-Fat Dairy May Cut Metabolic Syndrome Risk
Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.
28 Million-Plus Surgeries Could Be Canceled Due to COVID-19
Osteoporotic Fracture Risk Lower for DOAC Than Warfarin in A-Fib
Fruit-, Veggie-Rich Diet May Soon Lower Markers for Cardiac Injury
Use of Imaging to Assess Stroke Down in Early COVID-19 Epoch
Hydroxychloroquine No Aid for COVID-19-Related Mortality
Post-AMI Home Health Care May Lower Risk for Readmission
Statin, Aspirin Uptake Low With Peripheral Artery Disease, Stroke
Most Physicians Have Seen False-Negative COVID-19 Test Results
Intensive Blood Pressure Control Tied to Lower Atrial Fibrillation Risk
T2DM Linked to Worse Cognitive Performance After Stroke
Kawasaki-Like Disease Incidence Up After Start of SARS-CoV-2
Guidance Issued for Acute Large Vessel CVA During COVID-19 Pandemic
High Career Satisfaction Reported by Many Thoracic Surgeons
COVID-19 Fatality Rate High for Heart Transplant Recipients
Deceased Donor Transplantation Has Dropped Since COVID-19
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages May Increase Risk for CVD in Women
USPSTF Urges Behavioral Counseling for Those With CVD Risk
Gap in Rural, Urban CVD Deaths Grew From 1999 to 2017
Thigh Circumference Tied to Hypertension Risk
Dexrazoxane Preserves Cardiac Function in Pediatric Leukemia
For Those With Heart Failure, ACE2 Concentrations Up in Men
Severe Illness Reported in Some Children With COVID-19
Residual Shunt After PFO Closure Linked to Higher Risk for Stroke
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Aids Mortality Prediction
Death and Disability From Stroke Down in United Kingdom
Incidence of Psych Morbidity Up With Spinal Cord Injury
ACE Inhibitor/ARB Use Not Tied to COVID-19 Test Positivity
CDC: Prevalence of Hypertension Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas
Link Found Between Body Size in Childhood, Later Life Disease
Cardio-Obstetrics Team Key to Managing CVD in Pregnancy
Endovascular Thrombectomy Alone Noninferior in Ischemic Stroke
New York State Reports Cases of Pediatric Inflammatory Syndrome Tied to COVID-19
FDA OKs Farxiga for Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction
ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Not Linked to In-Hospital COVID-19 Death
Teen Obesity, T2DM, HTN May Lead to Early Vascular Aging
Incidence of HTN Disorders of Pregnancy Underestimated
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests Increased in Italy in 2020
More Rural Stroke Patients Now Treated at Certified Stroke Centers
High Alcohol Consumption May Be Causally Tied to Stroke, PAD
Race and Income Influence Risk for Severe COVID-19
ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Not Linked to Risk for COVID-19
Sleep Apnea Tied to High Blood Glucose Levels Among Blacks
Evolocumab Does Not Impact Cognition in Atherosclerotic CVD
ATS Issues Guideline on the Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis
Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Ups Risk for QTc Prolongation
CV Outcomes Improved in Those With, Without Type 2 Diabetes
Vascular Stiffness Similar in E-, Combustible Cigarette Users
RV Strain on Echocardiogram May ID High-Risk COVID-19 Patients
Symptomatic Health Care Staff in U.K. Screened for COVID-19
NT-proBNP Does Not Improve Evaluation of Syncope in the ED
Men Have More Serious Disease, Higher Death Rate From COVID-19
David Shulkin, M.D., on COVID-19 Financial Consequences for Health Care System
Primary PCI Remains Standard of Care for STEMI During COVID-19
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Remain Unaware of CV Risk
Nearly Half of U.S. Population Breathes Unhealthy Air
Rare, Serious Illness May Occur in Children With COVID-19
Social Inequality May Contribute to Poor Metabolic, Bone Health
Job Strain Linked to Increase in Risk for PAD Hospitalization
Upward Income Mobility Tied to Worse Cardiometabolic Health
45.4 Percent of U.S. Adults at Risk for Complications With COVID-19
Adding High-Dose Chloroquine Not Advised for Severe COVID-19
Roadmap Developed for Resuming Elective Surgery During COVID-19
Mobile BP Monitoring Does Not Change Outcomes After Myocardial Infarction
HTN, Obesity, Diabetes Common in U.S. COVID-19 Patients
FDA Warns About Treating COVID-19 With Unproven Drugs
Prevalence of Hypertension in U.S. 45.4 Percent in 2017 to 2018
Yoga Cuts Testosterone in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Chronic Conditions, Obesity Common in Fatal Cases of EVALI
ACEIs/ARBs Not Linked to Severity or Mortality of COVID-19
Scoring System Helps Guide Surgical Care During COVID-19
Heart Rate Variability Related to Risk for Incident Diabetes
Premature Mortality Rates Up for CAD in Women From Rural U.S.
ST-Segment Elevation Described in Patients With COVID-19
2015 to 2018 Saw High Total Cholesterol for 11.4 Percent of U.S. Adults
USPSTF Notes Evidence Lacking for BP Screening in Children
Cardiac Cath Lab STEMI Activations Drop During Pandemic
Most Older Adults With New Dementia Die Within Five Years
Benefit of Social Distancing Outweighs Economic Impact
Hypertension in Pregnancy Ups Risk for Mental Disorder in Child
Higher Vitamin D From Food May Protect Against Heart Disease
Removal of Flavored E-Cigarette Products Likely Ineffective
Higher Nighttime Blood Pressure Tied to Worse Vascular Disease
Telehealth Usage Was Growing Among Internists Prior to COVID-19
BP Levels Influence Racial Differences in Cognitive Decline
Guidance Developed for Treating Cardiac Arrest During COVID-19
Heavy Wildfire Smoke Tied to Higher Risk for Cardiac Arrest
Kidney Injury Up During Pregnancy-Related Hospitalizations
CDC: Overall Prevalence of Self-Reported Hypertension 32.4 Percent
SARS-CoV-2 Contamination of Air, Surfaces Examined in ICU, Wards
Medical Masks May Be Sufficient During COVID-19 Routine Care
High Rates of Appropriate E-Consults Seen Across Specialties
Prehospital Triage System Improves Stroke Care
Most Home BP Devices Available Online Are Not Validated
Adult Smoking, Cessation Tied to Smoking Intensity in Adolescence
Middle-Age Lifestyle Changes Can Cut Women's Stroke Risk
Heavy Drinking Tied to Larger Waist Lines, Higher Stroke Risk
Celiac Disease May Slightly Increase Mortality Risk
Most COVID-19 Fatalities Are Men Over 50 With Chronic Disease
Genetic Testing Does Not Enhance Heart Disease Risk Prediction
'Mod' E-Cigarette Users Smoke More Cigarettes One Year Later
Initial Invasive Strategy No Better in Stable Coronary Disease
Majority of Physicians Report Serious Concerns About COVID-19
Heart Disease Risk Up for First-Time Mothers With Preeclampsia
Recent Decline in Heart Attacks Greater in Men Than Women
Unemployed Workers Less Likely to Be Uninsured Post-ACA
Weight Loss Modest for Most Macronutrient Diets
Rural Doctors Can Be Trained to Treat Advanced Heart Failure
Severe COVID-19 Risk Up With Existing Health Conditions in U.S.
CVD May Play Role in Link Between Air Pollution, Dementia
Inconsistent Bedtime May Affect Cardiovascular Health
Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmacies Warned Not to Stockpile Meds
Extreme High Temps More Than Double Cardiovascular Deaths
U.S. Army Opens Field Hospital in New York City
Concomitant Myocardial Injury With COVID-19 Infection Linked to Fatal Outcome
Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
Moderate Maternal Fish Intake May Aid Child Metabolic Health
PPE Negative for SARS-CoV-2 After Patient Contact
ACC: Increase Seen in Death Rates Due to Hypertension-Related CVD
ACC: E-Cigarette Use Continues to Rise
BP Load No Aid to Prognosis in Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease
Workers at Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Can Access Online Training
ACC: Statins Cut Heart Failure Risk in Early Breast Cancer Treatment
Prospective, Randomized Studies of AI Lacking in Medical Imaging
ACC: Many Seniors Hospitalized for Heart Failure Not Tested for CAD
National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028
Cardiac Injury Linked to Increased Mortality in COVID-19
More Steps in a Day Tied to Lower Risk for Death
Plant-Based Proteins Can Help Cut Risk for Coronary Heart Disease
Frailty Predicts Adverse Outcomes After Mitral Valve Replacement
Cumulative Dose of Oral Steroids Associated With HTN Incidence
Homeless Patients With AMI Have Distinct Risks, Outcomes
Statement Addresses Concerns About Heart Meds and COVID-19
Serial Interval of COVID-19 Estimated at 3.96 Days
Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Greater Food Intake, Worse Diet
Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Long-Term Risk for Major CV Events
Per-Capita Medical Radiation Exposure Down in United States
Graphic Health Warnings Coming for U.S. Cigarette Packs
Noncitizens Undertreated for Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Climate Similar in Cities With Biggest Outbreaks of COVID-19
Nonsmoker Mortality Showcases Harm of Secondhand Smoke
Dual Therapy Linked to Lower Bleeding Risk in A-Fib After PCI
Guidance Issued for Interventional Radiologists Treating Frostbite
All-Cause Mortality Up in Female Domestic Abuse Survivors
Current Access to Endovascular Thrombectomy Centers Limited
Function, Cognition, Psych Well-Being Linked to Postop Death
National Dietary Guideline Adherence Lowers Cardiovascular Risk
Safety, Effectiveness of VKAs, DOACs Similar in General Practice
Romosozumab Added to Guideline for Management of Osteoporosis
Anticholinergic Burden Tied to Adverse Effects in Middle Age
Apixaban Seems Safer Than Rivaroxaban for A-Fib
Excess Mortality Observed for Older Adults With BP Below 130/80 mm Hg
2018 Health Care Spending Up Due to Higher Prices
Guidelines Detail Management of Liver Failure in ICU Patients
Family Hx of Early MI Modifies Ovary Removal, CVD Link
Opting for Plant-Based Protein May Lower Mortality Risk
Opportunities Identified for Improving BP Control
Olive Oil Consumption Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Risk
FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities May Affect Medical Devices
Americans' Protein-Rich Diets May Up Heart Disease Risk
Long-Term Endurance Exercise Tied to Aortic Enlargement
Bariatric Surgery Outcomes Similar Regardless of Obesity Onset
Female Clinical Chairs Paid Significantly Less Than Men
Moderate Egg Consumption Not Linked to CVD Risk Overall
Habitual Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Lower CVD Risk
Secondary Prevention Guideline Adherence Cuts Death Post-AMI
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Seem Not to Protect Against Cancer
Short-Term Medications May Cut Risk for 'Broken Heart' Syndrome
Considerable Increase Seen in List, Net Prices of Branded Drugs
Serum Folate Tied to CV Mortality Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Racial/Ethnic Insurance Coverage Disparity Down Since ACA
1996 to 2016 Saw Increases in U.S. Spending on Health Care
Irregular Sleep Duration and Timing Linked to CVD Risk
Ambient Air Pollution Causes Decreased Life Expectancy
2003 to 2016 Saw Changes in Characteristics of PCI, CABG Patients
AAN: Hypersomnolence in Elderly Linked to Medical Conditions
Varenicline Seems Safe for Adults Without Depression
Regardless of Weight, Metabolic Health Tied to New Diabetes
Vegetarian Diet Linked to Reduced Ischemic Stroke Risk in Taiwan
Fewer Women in Cardiovascular Trials, but Representation Improving
CDC: Prevalence of Obesity 42.4 Percent in 2017 to 2018
AAN: Cardiovascular Health in 20s Impacts Later Cognition
Intensive BP Control Has Positive Impact on Residual Life Span
Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages May Adversely Affect Lipid Profile
No Compensatory Smoking Seen With Low-Nicotine Cigarettes
Age at Period Cessation Not Linked to CVD Risk Trajectories
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