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Cardiology

Access to Primary Care Linked to Awareness, Control of Hypertension

Sep 06, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Better accessibility of primary care is associated with improved awareness and control of hypertension, according to a study published online Sept. 6 in Circ...

Intervention Cuts Risk for AKI After Coronary Angiography

Sep 06, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- An intervention, including clinical decision support with audit and feedback, reduces the likelihood of acute kidney injury (AKI) among patients undergoing c...

Risk for Vaping Up for Physically Active High School Students

Sep 06, 2022

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Physically active high school students have an increased relative risk for using electronic vapor products (EVP), according to a study published online July...

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Up for Gen Z, Millennials

Sep 06, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- More recent birth cohorts of pregnant individuals have experienced a doubling of rates of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, according to a study published ...

Elevated NT-proBNP as a cardiovascular disease risk equivalent

Sep 06, 2022

1. In this prospective cohort study, participants with elevated N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP ≥ 450 pg/mL) were found to have similar cardiovascular disease and mortality when...

Transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement vs surgical valve replacement outcomes at 5 years

Sep 06, 2022

1. In this randomized clinical trial, there was no significant difference in all-cause mortality or disabling stroke at 5 years between patients who underwent transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve r...

Fractional flow reserve guidance for percutaneous coronary intervention is similar to intravascular ultrasonography guidance

Sep 06, 2022

1. Fractional flow reserve (FFR) guidance for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was non-inferior to intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) guidance. 2. Patient-reported outcomes for the use of FF...

Elevated maternal red blood cell folate is associated with reduced risk of congenital heart disease

Sep 06, 2022

1. Higher maternal levels of red blood cell (RBC) folate are associated with a reduced risk of offspring congenital heart disease (CHD). 2. Every 100-nmol increase in maternal RBC folate concentration...

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

Sep 06, 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. 2. S...

Ischemic events associated with greater mortality risk than bleeding events among adults with acute myocardial infarction on antithrombotic therapy

Sep 06, 2022

1. This cohort study based on a nationwide Sweden registry demonstrated that among adult patients with a recent acute myocardial infarction (MI) who were discharged on antithrombotic therapy, ischemic...

Physical function as a predictor for cardiovascular disease risk in the elderly

Sep 06, 2022

1. A higher physical function among community-dwelling older adults was associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Leading a sedentary lifestyle with...

Maternal RBC Folate Inversely Linked to Heart Defects in Offspring

Sep 01, 2022

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Higher maternal red blood cell (RBC) folate is associated with a reduction in the risk of congenital heart disease (CHD) in offspring, according to a study ...

ABO Variants Linked to Risk for Early-Onset Ischemic Stroke

Sep 01, 2022

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- ABO variants tagging blood groups O1 and A1 are more strongly associated with risk for early-onset stroke (EOS) versus late-onset stroke (LOS), according to...

AHA Addresses Infective Endocarditis in Injection Drug Users

Aug 31, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For infective endocarditis cases among people who inject drugs, management is complex and requires a unique approach involving multiple specialists, includ...

Physical Function in Older Adults Linked to CV Event Risk

Aug 31, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults, reduced physical function is associated with the risk for composite and individual cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes, according to ...

Predictors of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes in CHD

Aug 31, 2022

Clinicians need to implement strategies that improve adherence to and greater use of intensive therapies in secondary cardiovascular disease prevention. Patients with established coronary heart...

Drinking at Least Two Cups of Tea Daily Linked to Reduced Mortality Risk

Aug 30, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking two or more cups of tea per day is associated with lower mortality risk, regardless of genetic variation in caffeine metabolism, according to a stud...

Cardiovascular Benefits of Statins Outweigh Low Risk for Muscle Symptoms

Aug 30, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Statin therapy appears to cause only a small excess risk for muscle symptoms, according to a study published online Aug. 27 in The Lancet to coincide with ...

Acetazolamide Helps Treat Volume Overload in Heart Failure

Aug 30, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with acute decompensated heart failure, the addition of acetazolamide to loop diuretic therapy yields an increased incidence of successful decong...

Guidance Developed for Addressing Use of Nonstatin Therapies

Aug 30, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Several new nonstatin agents have low-density lipoprotein cholesterol-lowering efficacy and can be considered for patients at risk for atherosclerotic cardi...