Cardiology News

Financial Incentives Help People Stop Smoking
Excess Risk for Diabetes-Linked Heart Failure Greater in Women
CDC: Prevalence of Smoking Quit Attempts Unchanged in Most States
People Living With HIV Have Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Systolic, Diastolic HTN Contribute to Adverse CV Events
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Physical Activity Linked to Slower Aβ-Related Cognitive Decline
Early EEG Helps Predict Cardiac Arrest Outcomes in Comatose
Extremely Low LDL Cholesterol May Up Stroke Risk
Subclinical Cardiovascular Dz May Up Fall Risk in Older Adults
Prevalence of Malignancy High in Takotsubo Syndrome Patients
Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants May Be Best for Early-Stage CKD
CVD Risk Up in Later Life for Young Adults With High LDL or Hypertension
Most Adults Favor Cutting Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes
Alirocumab Cuts CV Absolute Risk the Most for Those With Diabetes
Frequent Fried Food Intake Increases Risk for Coronary Artery Disease
Risk for Arterial Hypertension Up With Air Pollutant Exposure
Race, Neighborhood Impact Bystander CPR in Pediatric OHCA
Risk for Leg Amputation Higher With Microvascular Disease
Prolonged TV Viewing Tied to CVD Events, Mortality in Blacks
Erectile Dysfunction Presents Large Global Health Burden
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Uncontrolled Diabetes, Hypertension Rates High in CKD Patients
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
PE, Death Not Reduced With Early Vena Cava Filter Placement
Elevated Systolic BP May Up Risk for Valvular Heart Disease
Risk for Cancer Higher in Those With Congenital Heart Disease
CPAP Alleviates Depression Symptoms in Sleep Apnea Patients
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge
Environment May Be Main Factor in Norway's Obesity Epidemic
In-Hospital Maternal Mortality Down in Pregnancies With Lupus
History of Liver Disease Does Not Impact Efficacy of Edoxaban
Consistent Time of Day Aids Workout Habit
Most Supplements Offer Little Protection Against Heart Disease
Infective Endocarditis Prevalence 26 Percent in Patients With E. faecalis
Regional Fat With Normal BMI Affects CVD Risk After Menopause
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
Guidance Issued for Management of Fontan Circulation
Statin Use Associated With Higher Incidence of Diabetes
AI Model Better Predicts CV Risk, Mortality Using Cardiac Imaging
High-Sensitivity Troponin Levels Can Predict MI Risk
Longevity Benefits for Adults Becoming More Physically Active
Leisure-Time Physical Activity Linked to Lower SAH Risk
Low Vitamin D in Early Life May Up Risk of Elevated Systolic BP
Medicare Advantage Patients Have Higher Readmission Rates
Myocardial Perfusion PET Predicts Cardiac Death in Diabetes
Infections Tied to Subsequent Risk for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Three Interventions Could Cut Cardiovascular Deaths
Similar CV Event Rates Seen for Generic, Brand Levothyroxine
First-Trimester BP Category Linked to Hypertensive Disorders
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Educational Attainment Positively Linked to CVD Risk Factors
Prevention Bundle May Cut Cardiac Device Infections
Short-Term Walking Intervention Offers Lasting Health Benefits
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Older Kidney Donors With HTN at Higher Risk for ESKD Later
Adherence Superior for Alternative Exercise Modalities in PAD
Smoking Confers Greatest Risk for Major Heart Attack for Women
Adrenal Incidentalomas Rarely Grow, Change Hormone Function
Greater Long-Term Decline in Stroke Seen Among Older Adults
Some Heart Failure Patients May Benefit From CRT Defibrillator
Incident A-Fib Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
No Change Seen in Processed Meat Consumption by U.S. Adults
Restricting Blood Transfusions OK in Cardiac Surgery
Meta-Analysis Does Not Link Vitamin D Supplements, Drop in MACE
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Chronic Distress After Heart Attack Ups Risk for Death
Risk Factors ID'd for Atrial Fibrillation With Type 1 Diabetes
Long Working Hours Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Outpatient Office Visits Increased With Access to Patient Portal
CV MRI Noninferior to Invasive Angiography + FFR in Stable CAD
Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
Study Looks at Risk for Bleeding in Percutaneous Tx of PAD
Excess Weight Tied to Increased Risk for High BP in Young Children
Prophylactic IVC Filters Worsen Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery
Statins May Be Beneficial After Radiation to Thorax, Head, Neck
Midlife Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Risk for COPD
Cardiovascular AEs Common With Carfilzomib in Multiple Myeloma
USPSTF Addresses Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission Cuts Risk for CV Complications
High Temperature Records Will be 'Smashed' in Coming Century
Coronary Artery Calcium Levels in Middle Age Tied to LV Function
Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use
Cognitive Decline Faster After Incident Coronary Heart Disease Event
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
Feelings of Powerlessness Tied to Delays in Seeking Care for Acute MI
Review Suggests More Sleep May Lower Cardiometabolic Risk
PPI Use for Up to Three Years Safe During Anticoagulant Tx
Nilvadipine Increases Cerebral Blood Flow in the Hippocampus
More Aggressive Statin Tx Needed After Heart Attack in Young Patients
Cardiac Radiation Dose in NSCLC Predicts Mortality, Cardiac AEs
Undetected Dysglycemia Linked to MI, Periodontal Disease
ICU Care for STEMI Associated With Improved Mortality Rates
CDC: Prevalence of Meeting Exercise Guidelines Recently Increased
Obesity During Teen Years Tied to Stiffening of Arteries
Increases in Red Meat Intake Linked to Increased Mortality
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Hot Water Therapy Aids Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease
PDE5i Use Linked to Post-LVAD Right Heart Failure Events
Vitamin K Can Up Anticoagulation Stability in Patients on Warfarin
Mortality No Different With TAVR for Bicuspid, Tricuspid Stenosis
ADA: Dulaglutide Tied to Decline in Cardiovascular Events in T2DM
Higher Levels of Exercise in Childhood Improve Heart Health
Inadequate Fruit, Veggies Explain Many Cardiovascular Deaths
Polygenic Risk Score Reliably Predicts Coronary Artery Disease
Untreated White Coat HTN May Increase Cardiovascular Risk
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Before Dental Work Often Unnecessary
Individualized Care Plans Advised for T2DM With Heart Failure
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Cardiovascular Health Poorer in Army Personnel Than Civilians
Overdose-Death Donor Hearts Suitable for Transplant
Midlife Type 2 Diabetes May Up Later Risk for Cerebral Infarction
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
No Evidence of Legacy Effect Seen for Intensive Glucose Lowering
Increase in CV Mortality Smaller With Medicaid Expansion
Lowering Cholesterol Levels May Worsen Nerve Damage in T2DM
Burden of New-Onset A-Fib Considerable After TAVI, AVR
Carotid Atherosclerosis Predicts CV Events in Psoriatic Disease
β-Blockers May Moderate Impact of Stress on Atrial Fibrillation
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
Guidelines Issued for Addressing Heart Disease Risk in HIV
Providers, Peers Influence Aspirin Use Among African-Americans
Nonfasting Lipid Levels Adequate for Assessing Cardiovascular Risk
Higher LDL-C Levels Linked to Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease
Lupus Manifestations Appear to Differ by Race, Ethnicity
Excess Cause-Specific Mortality Tied to Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Shortage Looming
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
Syncope in Pregnancy May Up Risk for Adverse Outcomes
More Steps Tied to Lower Death Risk in Older Women
Ultra-Processed Food Intake Linked to Increased CVD Risk
Long-Term Survival Similar for Endovascular, Open AAA Repair
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Hip Fracture Linked to Increased Risk for Death in T2DM Patients
Global Burden of Serious Health-Related Suffering to Double by 2060
Energy Drinks Prolong QTc Interval, Elevate Blood Pressure
Meds for Weight Management Underutilized Among Veterans
Higher BMI in Male Teens Tied to Cardiomyopathy in Adulthood
Suboptimal BP, Fasting Glucose Tied to Atrioventricular Block
Antiplatelets Do Not Up Recurrence in Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Statin Use With Colorectal Cancer Lowers Risk for Early Death
Intracranial Hemorrhage Risk Up With Low-Dose Aspirin
LDL Decreased With LDL-Apheresis in ACS Patients
Specialized Programs in Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Needed
Blood Donor Screening Data IDs Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Medication Nonadherence Common in Patients With T2DM
Pediatricians Should Encourage Fish Consumption for Children
Classification System Developed for Cardiogenic Shock
CDC: Cancer Death Rates Decreased, Heart Disease Deaths Rose
CDC: Seniors Use Various Strategies to Reduce Rx Costs
Depression, PTSD Linked to More Participation in Cardiac Rehab
Bystander Resuscitation Attempted Less Often for Women in Cardiac Arrest
Favorable Trends Seen in Lipids, Apolipoprotein B in U.S. Youth
Bill Would Raise U.S. Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Higher Consumption of Sugary Drinks May Up Mortality in Adults
One-Third of Patients on Statins Do Not Reach Target Thresholds
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Open Heart Surgery Beats Stents for Multivessel Disease
Magnitude of Weight Loss Similar for Teens, Adults After RYGB
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Habitual Glucosamine Use Linked to Reduced Risk for CVD Events
CDC: Racial Disparity Seen With Lupus-Related Deaths
Thyroid Hormones Not Endorsed for Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Home-Based Cardiac Rehab May Be Option for Some Heart Patients
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
Heart Patients at Risk When Pharmacies Close
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
Longer Duration of Statin Use Linked to Lower Risk for Glaucoma
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Lupus Affects Emotional, Mental Well-Being of Patients
Preablation Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduced A-Fib Recurrence
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
Patent Foramen Ovale Ups Ischemic Stroke in Those With PE
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
Burden of Heart Failure-Related CVD Mortality Higher in Blacks
Plant-Based Diets Tied to Lower Risk for Heart Failure
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Arsenic Exposure Linked to Changes in Heart Structure
FDA Approves Treatments for Heart Failure Caused by Rare Disease
Guidance Issued for Managing Heart Disease in Pregnancy
Cardio-Oncology Services Growing in Number and Demand
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
Prolonged Exposure to Low-Dose Radiation May Increase HTN Risk
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Childhood Oral Infection Linked to Atherosclerosis in Adulthood
Thiazide Use May Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Alzheimer Disease
Coronary Vessel Wall Thickness Surrogate for CAD in Women
Work Stress, Impaired Sleep Tied to CVD Risk in Workers With HTN
Maternal Comorbidity Higher for Women With Congenital Heart Defects
Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success in Quitting Smoking
Poor Olfaction Tied to Elevated Long-Term Mortality in Seniors
Events for Living Kidney Donors Mainly Occur After Two Years
Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Aids Patients With T2DM
Longer Duration of Antibiotic Use Tied to Risk for CVD in Women
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Swapping Red Meat for Plant-Based Proteins May Cut CVD Risk
FDA Announces New Steps to Reduce Risks Tied to Surgical Staplers
Eating Breakfast Tied to Lower Risk for Death From CVD
Emergency Medical Diseases Account for About Half of Mortality
Risk-Based Screening Improves Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Greater Need for BP Meds in Older Adults
PCI Beneficial for All Categories of Older AMI Patients
In Severe, Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis, Early Surgery May Help
Risk Model Developed for Readmission After AMI in Seniors
Moderate/Vigorous Exercise Attenuates Risks of Sitting
Cardiometabolic Risk Better ID'd in Children Reclassified to Higher BP
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