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Cardiology

Use of Menthol Cigarettes Up in U.S. Adults From 2008 to 2020

Oct 28, 2022

FRIDAY, Oct. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Menthol use has increased over the past decade among U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes, according to a study published online Oct. 13 in Nicotine & Tobacco Res...

Reduced blood pressure in malignant left ventricular hypertrophy patients

Oct 28, 2022

A significant risk of heart failure and mortality is linked to left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) accompanied by increases in cardiac biomarkers suggesting myocardial damage and neurohormonal stress (...

Higher Work Hours Linked to Depressive Symptoms for Interns

Oct 28, 2022

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For interns, higher work hours are associated with increased depressive symptoms, according to a letter to the editor published in the Oct. 20 issue of the ...

Abbreviated APT After Coronary Stenting in HBR Myocardial Infarction Patients

Oct 28, 2022

It was unknown how long patients with acute coronary syndrome and high bleeding risk (HBR) should continue antiplatelet therapy (APT) following coronary stenting. For a study, researchers sought to ex...

Left Bundle Branch Vs. Biventricular Pacing for CRT

Oct 28, 2022

The fastest-growing conduction system pacing method that can treat intrinsic left bundle branch block (LBBB) is called left bundle branch pacing (LBBP). As a result, it may be the best substitute for ...

Population-Based Recalibration of the FRS and PCEs

Oct 28, 2022

In many current cohorts, the Framingham Risk Score (FRS) and Pooled Cohort Equations (PCEs) overstate the risk. For a study, researchers sought to determine whether risk stratification for statin medi...

Hemodynamic & Clinical Performance of DCD Hearts

Oct 28, 2022

Heart transplantation continues to experience a shortage of donor organs. Heart donors may be more readily available for individuals with advanced heart failure if donation after circulatory death (DC...

Dapagliflozin in Patients With Heart Failure & LVEF

Oct 28, 2022

Heart failure (HF) patients who have recently been hospitalized are at significant risk of dying and being readmitted. For a study, individuals with HF with modestly decreased or retained left ventric...

Oxygenation strategies inconsequential in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest

Oct 27, 2022

1. In comatose patients following resuscitation for cardiac arrest, restrictive and liberal oxygenation strategies resulted in similar rates of death, severe disability, and coma. 2. Adverse event inc...

Continuous glucose monitoring in type 1 diabetes results in improved blood glucose levels

Oct 27, 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 testing....

#VisualAbstract: Endovascular thrombectomy improves functional outcomes in adults with basilar-artery occlusions

Oct 27, 2022

1. In comparison to the best available medical care, a greater proportion of patients with basilar-artery occlusions achieved good or excellent functional outcomes at 90-days with endovascular throm...

#VisualAbstract: Higher mean arterial blood pressure targets did not improve outcomes in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest

Oct 27, 2022

Click here to read this study in NEJM.  ...

Female Med Students Publish Less, Despite Higher Number of Research Experiences

Oct 27, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Among medical school students, there are significant disparities in publication rates across sex and race and ethnicity, according to a study published onl...

Female Med Students Publish Less, Despite Higher Number of Research Experiences

Oct 27, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Among medical school students, there are significant disparities in publication rates across sex and race and ethnicity, according to a study published onl...

Irregular, Long Menstrual Cycles Up Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Oct 27, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Irregular and long menstrual cycles are associated with increased rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published online Oct. 25 in J...

Irregular, Long Menstrual Cycles Up Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Oct 27, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Irregular and long menstrual cycles are associated with increased rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published online Oct. 25 in J...

Medically Tailored Meals Could Avert Hospitalizations, Yield Savings

Oct 27, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For individuals with diet-sensitive conditions, implementation of medically tailored meals (MTMs) could potentially avert about 1.6 million hospitalization...

Blacks, Hispanics Less Likely Than Whites to Receive Bystander CPR

Oct 27, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks and Hispanics are less likely than Whites to receive bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to ...

Heart Failure Mortality Lower With Healthier Food Environment

Oct 26, 2022

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A healthier food environment is associated with a lower heart failure mortality rate, according to a study published online Oct. 25 in Circulation: Heart Fai...

Thrombectomy improves functional outcomes for patients with acute stroke due to basilar artery occlusion

Oct 25, 2022

1. In this randomized clinical trial, thrombectomy for stroke due to basilar artery occlusion led to a higher proportion of patients with good functional outcomes at 90 days when compared to usual man...