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Cardiology

CVD Risk Factors Similar for Men, Women

Sep 22, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Most cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors are similar for women and men, according to a study published in the Sept. 10 issue of The Lancet.Marjan Wa...

Medical Debt Tied to Worsening of Food, Housing Insecurity

Sep 22, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Medical debt is common and is a risk factor for worsening of food and housing insecurity, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in JAMA Network O...

Efficacy, Safety of Extravascular ICD Explored

Sep 20, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Extravascular implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) can be implanted safely, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in the New England Journa...

ADHD Is Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Diseases

Sep 20, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, according to a study published online Sept. 8 in World Psychiat...

Polypill strategy reduces the risk of cardiovascular events after a myocardial infarction

Sep 17, 2022

1. A polypill consisting of aspirin, ramipril, and atorvastatin reduced the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events after a myocardial infarction (MI).  2. Medication adherence was higher in pati...

Wellness Check: Sleep

Sep 17, 2022

Sleep surgery for obstructive sleep apnea may decrease blood pressure 1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, surgeries for sleep apnea showed improvements in obstructive sleep apnea symptoms ...

Parents of Children With ICD More Likely to Have PTSD Than Child

Sep 17, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of children with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) are more likely than youth with an ICD to have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD),...

cfDNA Increased in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Sep 17, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) have elevated cell-free DNA (cfDNA), which increases with disease severity, according to a study publi...

Incident Cardiovascular Disease Risk Up With Autoimmune Disease

Sep 17, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Individuals with autoimmune disease have an increased risk for developing incident cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online Aug. 27 in T...

Physician Burnout May Raise Risk for Patient Safety Events

Sep 17, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Burnout in physicians is associated with a decrease in job satisfaction and with increased patient safety events and patient dissatisfaction, according to a ...

Individuals with autoimmune diseases may have an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases

Sep 15, 2022

1. An increased incidence of new cardiovascular disease was seen in individuals with autoimmune disease compared to those without. 2. This increased risk was greatest in younger patients and increased...

Artificial sweetener intake and association with cardiovascular disease risk

Sep 15, 2022

1. In a large French adult cohort, artificial sweetener intake was associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease 2. Aspartame consumption was associated with increased cerebrovascular disea...

#VisualAbstract: Screening patients with atrial fibrillation with an implantable loop recorder does not decrease the incidence of subsequent stroke

Sep 15, 2022

1. Amongst patients aged 70 or older, screening for atrial fibrillation with an implantable loop recorder did not prevent the incidence of ischemic or severe stroke compared to the control group. ...

Rivaroxaban does not prevent cardiovascular events in rheumatic heart disease patients with atrial fibrillation

Sep 15, 2022

1. Rivaroxaban was not associated with a lower rate of cardiovascular events and death compared to vitamin K antagonist treatment in patients with rheumatic heart disease-associated atrial fibrillatio...

Medical Cannabis Tied to Higher Risk for New Heart Rhythm Disorders

Sep 15, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic pain who use medical cannabis have a higher risk for heart rhythm disorders versus nonusers, according to a study presented at the Eur...

PM₂.₅ Exposure Linked to Ventricular Arrhythmias in Teens

Sep 15, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For adolescents, exposure to fine particulate matter (fine particles with aerodynamic diameters ≤2.5 µm [PM2.5]) is associated with an acute increase i...

SGLT-2 inhibitors provide morbidity and mortality benefits for patients with heart failure

Sep 14, 2022

1. SGLT-2 inhibitors reduced time to first hospitalization and cardiovascular death among patients with preserved, mildly reduced, and reduced ejection fractions. 2. The number needed to treat (NNT) t...

#VisualAbstract: Functional testing nonsuperior to routine care for percutaneous coronary intervention patients

Sep 14, 2022

1. In high-risk patients who had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), routine functional testing did not improve clinical outcomes compared to standard care alone.  2. There was...

Telemedicine, In-Person Visits Show High Diagnostic Concordance

Sep 14, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Telemedicine and in-person diagnoses of new clinical complaints yield high diagnostic concordance, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in JAMA Netw...

Summary Elixhauser Comorbidity Score Developed for Use in Older Adults

Sep 14, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The summary Elixhauser (S-Elixhauser) comorbidity score is well calibrated and internally validated, but has no clear advantage over other comorbidity indic...