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Cardiology

Patterns of oral anticoagulation use and adherence for atrial fibrillation from 2010-2020

Nov 29, 2022

1. This cohort study of older adults under the Medicare Advantage insurance plan demonstrated that from 2010 to 2020, there was a 12.7% increase in OAC initiation within 12 months of new AF diagnosis ...

Patterns of oral anticoagulation use and adherence for atrial fibrillation from 2010-2020

Nov 29, 2022

1. This cohort study of older adults under the Medicare Advantage insurance plan demonstrated that from 2010 to 2020, there was a 12.7% increase in OAC initiation within 12 months of new AF diagnosis ...

Clinical Report Addresses Need for POCUS Guidelines for NICU

Nov 29, 2022

MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) program should be developed for use in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a clinical report publish...

Personalized cooler dialysate does not reduce cardiovascular events for hemodialysis patients

Nov 28, 2022

1. There was no significant difference in the risk of cardiovascular-related death or hospitalization between the personalized cooler dialysate group and standard temperature dialysate group. 2. Addit...

Vitamin D supplementation is not preventative for statin-associated muscle symptoms or statin discontinuation

Nov 28, 2022

1. A randomized controlled trial found that pretreatment with supplemental vitamin D did not reduce the risk of statin-associated muscle symptoms in adult patients. 2. Vitamin D supplementation also d...

Morning Exercise Tied to Larger Cuts in Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Nov 23, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity in the morning is associated with lowering the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), irrespective of the average total physical activity...

Bariatric Surgery Cuts CVD Risk in Patients With Obesity, NAFLD

Nov 23, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Bariatric surgery is associated with a significant reduction in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among individuals with severe obesity and nonalcoholic fa...

Higher Carotid Plaque Burden Seen With Persistent Asthma

Nov 23, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Higher carotid plaque burden and higher levels of inflammatory biomarkers are seen among patients with persistent asthma versus those without asthma, accor...

More Geriatric Phenotype for Black Patients Hospitalized With AMI

Nov 23, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a younger age, Black participants hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have a more geriatric phenotype, with more functional impairm...

Olpasiran significantly reduces lipoprotein(a) levels in patients with cardiovascular disease

Nov 22, 2022

1. Olpasiran significantly and substantially reduced lipoprotein(a) concentration in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease compared to placebo. 2. Olpasiran reduced low-density lipoprot...

Isolated Nail Psoriasis Does Not Increase Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

Nov 22, 2022

TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Isolated nail psoriasis (NP) is not significantly associated with an increased risk for metabolic syndrome, according to a letter to the editor recently publ...

Low HDL-C Linked to Coronary Heart Disease Risk in White Adults

Nov 22, 2022

TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in White but not Black adults, a...

Most Pivotal Trials of New Drugs Recruit From Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Nov 22, 2022

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Most pivotal trials of new cancer, cardiovascular, and neurologic drugs recruit from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), according to a study published o...

More Than 12 Percent Develop De Novo Postpartum Hypertension

Nov 21, 2022

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In the year after delivery, more than 12 percent of patients with normotensive pregnancies experience de novo postpartum hypertension (dn-PPHTN), according to...

Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators reduce the risk of perioperative complications

Nov 19, 2022

1. In this randomized controlled trial, subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (S-ICD) resulted in a lower risk of perioperative complications as compared to transvenous ICDs (TV-ICD). 2...

FDA: Patients Should Be Cautious When Using Online Pharmacies to Buy Meds

Nov 19, 2022

FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to be careful when buying prescription medication online. While some pharmacy websites operate lega...

Subretinal Drusenoid Deposits Linked to High-Risk Vascular Disease in AMD

Nov 18, 2022

FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), subretinal drusenoid deposits (SDD) are associated with high-risk vascular diseases (HRVD), according...

Subretinal Drusenoid Deposits Linked to High-Risk Vascular Disease in AMD

Nov 18, 2022

FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), subretinal drusenoid deposits (SDD) are associated with high-risk vascular diseases (HRVD), according...

Development and validation of a prediction model to estimate ascending aorta diameter in asymptomatic individuals

Nov 18, 2022

1. A clinical score used to estimate the diameter of the ascending aorta was developed and validated using retrospective data from asymptomatic patients in the United Kingdom. 2. Validation of this in...

Daily low dose aspirin may be associated with increased fall risk for geriatric patients

Nov 18, 2022

1. For healthy elderly patients randomized to take low-dose aspirin for 4 weeks, there was no difference in occurrence of fractures, but a higher occurrence of serious falls prompting hospitalization,...