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Cardiology

Antihypertensive & Statin Adherence Suboptimal in Medicare Recipients

Aug 29, 2022

In Medicare beneficiaries, antihypertensive and statin medication adherence was found to be suboptimal, and disparities were present. Hypertension and hypercholesterolemia are leading chronic ...

Cholesterol Concentrations Improved in U.S. Adults From 2007 to 2018

Aug 28, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- While lipid concentrations improved in the U.S. adult population from 2007 to 2018, there was variation in lipid control by race and ethnicity, according to...

Any Type of Leisure-Time Physical Activity Tied to Lower Mortality Risk

Aug 28, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Being physically active through participation in any type of leisure-time activity is associated with lower mortality risks for older adults, according to a...

Women Receptive to Smart Wearable Technology During Pregnancy

Aug 28, 2022

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Prospective pregnant women report a willingness for continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring through wearable technology, according to a study published ...

Lower glycemic criteria for gestational diabetes did not affect risk of a large-for-gestational-age infant

Aug 27, 2022

1. Compared to the use of higher glycemic criteria, lower glycemic criteria for diagnosis of gestational diabetes did not alter the risk for large-for-gestational-age infants. 2. There were no signifi...

Effectiveness of self-monitoring blood pressure program with smartphone application

Aug 27, 2022

1. A self-monitoring blood pressure (SMBP) program enhanced with smartphone patient engagement features was not associated with a significant difference in BP reduction, compared to a standard SMBP pr...

Statin use provide effective primary prevention against cardiovascular disease in high-risk patients – US Preventive Services Task Force

Aug 27, 2022

1. Statin use in patients at increased risk of cardiovascular disease without prior history of cardiovascular disease events was significantly associated with lower risk of all-cause mortality, stroke...

Religion/Spirituality Tied to Better CV Health in African Americans

Aug 25, 2022

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of religiosity/spirituality are associated with intermediate/ideal cardiovascular health on multiple Life's Simple 7 (LS7) indicators among ...

Small CV Impact Seen When Replacing Salt With Low-Sodium Salt Substitute

Aug 25, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The impact of replacing salt with low-sodium salt substitute (LSSS) has been examined in adults and children in a review published online Aug. 10 in the ...

USPSTF Recommends Statins for Primary Prevention of CVD in Adults

Aug 25, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that people aged 40 to 75 years at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) should receive sta...

Switching from cigarettes to e-cigarette alternatives not associated with improvement in cardiovascular outcomes

Aug 24, 2022

1. An improvement in cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes was found at 3 months and 6 months after smoking cessation, but with no difference in individuals randomized to treatments such as nicotine-c...

Left atrial appendage occlusion is an effective alternative to oral anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation

Aug 24, 2022

1. The overall benefit of left atrial appendage occlusion (LAOO) for prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) depends on stroke and bleeding risks in individual patients. 2. Ther...

Left-Sided VHD Detection: Deep Learning ECG Analysis

Aug 23, 2022

Valvular heart disease continues to go undiagnosed while being a significant cause of cardiovascular morbidity and death. Electrocardiography (ECG) deep learning analysis may help identify mitral regu...

Cardiorespiratory Fitness & Mortality Risk Across Age, Race, and Sex

Aug 23, 2022

All-cause mortality and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are negatively correlated. The relationship between CRF and mortality risk for various racial groups, women, and old people has not yet been tho...

SR Ivabradine Hemisulfate in Systolic Heart Failure Patients

Aug 23, 2022

Ivabradine works well to lower heart rate and enhance therapeutic outcomes in chronic heart failure patients with low ejection fraction (HFrEF). However, only the short-acting ivabradine formulation, ...

Cardiovascular (CV) Disease Projections in the United States

Aug 23, 2022

Planning for public health interventions and understanding changes in cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and illness by age, sex, race, and ethnicity are crucial. For a study, researchers sought to esti...

PVD Spectrum: Clinical Features and Transplant-Free Survival

Aug 23, 2022

Deep phenotyping will be used by PVDOMICS (Pulmonary Vascular Disease Phenomics), a precision medicine program, to describe pulmonary vascular disease (PVD). PVDOMICS investigates the claim that combi...

Balloon- vs Self-Expanding Valve Systems: Failed Small Surgical Aortic Valve Bioprostheses

Aug 23, 2022

Retrospective studies have provided information on valve system comparisons in the field of valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (ViV-TAVR). For a study, researchers sought to compare...

Discordant Grading & Flow-Gradient Patterns in Moderate AS

Aug 23, 2022

Discordant grading in severe aortic stenosis (AS) has well-known prognostic repercussions. The incidence of various flow-gradient patterns and the consequences for prognosis in mild AS remained unclea...

PCSK9 and HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibition & Cognitive Function

Aug 23, 2022

Although proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibition and statin-based lipid-lowering medication are effective methods for lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, worries rega...