Cardiology News

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
High Resting Heart Rate Linked to Increased Cardiac Risk in Men
Cardiometabolic Risk Better ID'd in Children Reclassified to Higher BP
Atrasentan Tied to Lower Risk for Kidney Events in T2DM With CKD
Statins Safe, Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
Acetaminophen Safe as First-Line Analgesic for Most Older Adults
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Machine Learning IDs Risk for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender
Stroke Hospitalizations Down in Black, White Medicare Enrollees
AI Can Identify Model of Cardiac Rhythm Device From Chest X-Ray
Sleep Myths Are Commonly Circulated
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Intensive BP Lowering May Up Cognitive Decline in Elderly
Mixed Effects Observed for Workplace Wellness Program
More Than 80 Percent of STEMI Patients Treated in ICU
Over Half of Patients Have Suboptimal Response to Statins
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Normalizing BP in Elderly With Hypertension May Up Mortality
Added Sugar Labeling Could Reduce CVD, Diabetes Cases
Operator-Directed Sedation Seems Safe in Peds Cardiac Cath
Very Low LDL-C, Triglycerides Tied to Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk in Women
Stress-Related Disorders Associated With Increased CVD Risk
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
Cardiac-Specific Comorbidity Index Beats Generic Indexes
Haptoglobin Expression Tied to Outcomes in Preterm Newborns
Same Services More Expensive in Outpatient Than Office Settings
People With Obesity Are Blatantly Dehumanized
Cardiovascular Mortality Lower With Medicaid Expansion
Dietary Supplement Use Not Linked to Mortality Benefits
More Secondary Prevention Meds May Reduce Deaths After AMI
Preventive Drugs Often Used in Last Year of a Cancer Patient's Life
Alcohol, Drug Misuse Tied to Long-Term Health Problems
Seniors Less Likely to Receive or Have Timely PCI for Acute MI
Early T2DM Diagnosis Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk
Racial Disparities Persist in Revascularization for CHD
11 Million Deaths Attributable to Poor Diet in 2017
Short Sleep Duration, Not OSA, Linked to Daytime Sleepiness
Readmission Risk Up With Shorter Stay at Nursing Facility
Computer Model Predicts Risk for Ventricular Arrhythmia in ARVC
For TAVR, Inverse Link Identified for Hospital Volume, Mortality
Heart, Lungs From Hep C-Infected Donor Can Be Transplanted Safely
Bariatric Embolization Feasible for Treatment of Severe Obesity
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Best Practices Developed for Diagnosing, Managing MINOCA
Guidelines Address PFO Closure for Secondary Stroke Prevention
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Meta-Analysis Links Shift Work to Risk for Ischemic Heart Disease
Rates of CPR Before EMS Arrival Increased From 2000 to 2017
Liquid Meal Replacements Cut Cardiometabolic Risk Factors
Perception of E-Cigarettes as More Harmful Than Cigarettes Increased
Long-Term Phentermine Use Safe, Effective for Weight Loss
Lifetime HTN Risk High for Black Men and Women, White Men
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Adding Transition Services Does Not Aid Heart Failure Outcomes
Many Eligible Patients Report Not Being Offered Statins
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
$775 Million Settlement Reached in Xarelto Lawsuits
Statins Cut Risk for Major Vascular Events in Older Patients
Blindfolding Leader Improves Pediatric Resuscitation Training
Mild Congenital Heart Defects Tied to CVD Events
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
More Vascular Risk Factors Tied to Worse Brain Health
Low, High Levels of Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Mortality
Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs
ACC: New Guidelines Issued for Primary Prevention of CVD
ACC: Ultrasound Surgery May Help Control Blood Pressure
FDA Approves New Device for Chronic, Moderate-to-Severe Heart Failure
Statins Tied to Insulin Resistance, Higher Serum Fasting Insulin
ACC: Robust Evidence Lacking for Many Cardiovascular Guidelines
Trastuzumab Tied to Higher Long-Term Risk for Heart Failure
Healthy Food Rx Could Be Cost-Effective for Medicare, Medicaid
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Sugary Drinks Tied to Cardiovascular Disease Mortality
ACC: Catheter Ablation Does Not Cut Mortality, Stroke in A-Fib
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
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
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