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Cardiology

Vigorous Physical Activity Linked to Lower Mortality

Nov 04, 2022

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Vigorous physical activity (VPA) is associated with reduced mortality, and increasing the intensity of physical activity is associated with lower rates of card...

Guideline Developed for Diagnosis, Management of Aortic Disease

Nov 03, 2022

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In a 2022 guideline issued by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association and published online Nov. 2 in Circulation, recommendatio...

Cardiogenic Shock: Standardized & Regionalized Care Network

Nov 03, 2022

Cardiogenic shock (CS) treatment standardized across regional care networks has unclear advantages. The authors examined how patients with CS who presented to hub hospitals versus spoke hospitals with...

Impact of Clonal Hematopoiesis in CS Patients Complicating AMI

Nov 03, 2022

Elderly people frequently have clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) raises their risk for cardiovascular disease as well as hematologic cancers. It was unclear how CHIP may affect th...

Dose-Response to Sac/Val in HFrEF Patients

Nov 03, 2022

Clinical practice frequently falls short of sacubitril/valsartan (Sac/Val) doses that were successful in clinical studies for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). For a study, researc...

Benefit of Ticagrelor-Aspirin in Stroke Patients Tied to Renal Function

Nov 02, 2022

TUESDAY, Nov. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Among CYP2C19 loss-of-function allele carriers with minor stroke or transient ischemic attack, those with normal renal function rather than impaired renal fun...

GI Bleeding Lower With Apixaban Versus Other DOACs in A-Fib

Nov 02, 2022

TUESDAY, Nov. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), apixaban use is associated with a lower risk for gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) compared with other direct oral a...

Psoriasis Not Tied to Myocardial Infarction in Patients With ESRD

Nov 02, 2022

TUESDAY, Nov. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Among individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), psoriasis is not associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study...

Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) Recurrence in Infancy

Nov 01, 2022

There was a lack of information on the likelihood of recurrence in newborns with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). For a study, researchers set out to identify the prevalence and risk factors for SV...

Diabetes Patients' Cumulative Systolic Blood Pressure Load and Cardiovascular Risk

Nov 01, 2022

Standard blood pressure (BP) measurements do not consider the extent and length of exposure to high BP over time. For a study, researchers sought to determine the relationship between type 2 diabetes ...

Frailty and Sacubitril/Valsartan in Heart Failure Patients

Nov 01, 2022

Frailty is an issue that is becoming more and more prevalent, and patients who are frail are less likely to obtain novel pharmacologic treatments because the risk-benefit profile is seen to be less fa...

Diagnosing Dilated Cardiomyopathy Through Pathogenic Genotyping

Nov 01, 2022

Genotyping permits family screening and affects risk stratification in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) or isolated left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD), but its results ...

1999 to 2018 Saw Increase in Barriers to Timely Medical Care

Nov 01, 2022

FRIDAY, Oct. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- From 1999 to 2018, barriers to timely medical care in the United States increased for all race and ethnic groups, with disparities between groups also increas...

American College of Chest Physicians, Oct. 16-19

Nov 01, 2022

The annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians was held this year from Oct. 16 to 19 in Nashville, Tennessee, and attracted participants from around the world, including specialists a...

Relationship between medication adherence, religiosity and spirituality amongst patients with cardiovascular disease is inconclusive

Oct 31, 2022

1. In this systematic review, five studies showed a significant correlation between religiosity/spirituality (R/S) and medication adherence amongst patients with cardiovascular disease, whereas four r...

Comparable initial effectiveness between initial CT and coronary angiography for major adverse cardiovascular events

Oct 31, 2022

Comparative effectiveness of initial computed tomography and invasive coronary angiography in women and men with stable chest pain and suspected coronary artery disease: multicentre randomised trial 1...

#VisualAbstract: Continuous glucose monitoring in type 1 diabetes results in improved blood glucose levels

Oct 31, 2022

1. In patients with type 1 diabetes, using intermittently scanned continuous glucose monitoring resulted in significantly lower glycated hemoglobin levels than levels monitored by fingerstick test...

Diabetes, stroke, and coronary heart disease associated with increased mortality among Black adults: Jackson Heart Study

Oct 31, 2022

1. The Jackson Heart Study evaluating the association of cardiometabolic conditions with mortality in Black patients demonstrated that diabetes, stroke, and coronary heart disease (CHD) independently ...

Quantitative Flow Ratio Guided Coronary Intervention vs Angiography in Diabetic Patients

Oct 31, 2022

The therapeutic value of the quantitative flow ratio (QFR), a new angiography-based metric for the functional evaluation of coronary stenoses, has recently been proven in patients receiving the percut...

Femoropopliteal Artery Interventions: Determinants of Drug-coated Balloon Failure

Oct 31, 2022

Femoropopliteal artery disease is routinely treated using drug-coated balloons (DCB). However, patency loss happens in ≥10% of patients within a year of therapy, and the underlying processes are poo...