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Cardiology

Less Salt, More Whole Grains: FDA Updates Food Label Definition of 'Healthy'

Sep 29, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday that it is updating the marketing term "healthy" to reflect what has been learned about what ...

Arterial Stiffness Tied to Kidney Disease in Children

Sep 29, 2022

WDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pulse wave velocity is increased in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Clinical Journal of th...

Quality of YouTube Medical Videos Often Poor for Patient Education

Sep 28, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- YouTube videos describing implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) for patients are highly variable with overall low quality, according to a study p...

Adjunctive glucose-lower therapies do not decrease risk of microvascular complications in diabetic patients

Sep 28, 2022

1. No significant differences in vascular complications of diabetes were seen in patients using metformin and adjunctive glargine, liraglutide, glimepiride, or sitagliptin treatment. 2. Adjunctive lir...

Glargine and liraglutide are effective glucose-lowering medications in type 2 diabetes

Sep 28, 2022

1. Compared to sitagliptin and glimepiride, glargine and liraglutide were more effective in achieving target glycated hemoglobin levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. 2. All four medications, when ...

Dapagliflozin slows disease progression in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Sep 28, 2022

1. Dapagliflozin was shown to reduce the risk of disease progression and cardiovascular death in patients with a mildly reduced or preserved ejection fraction as compared to a placebo. 2. Dapagliflozi...

Study details use of inhaled nitric oxide in extremely premature infants in Japan

Sep 28, 2022

1. Between 2003 to 2016, there was an increase in both survival and the use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) in extremely premature infants in Japan. 2. There were no differences in long-term neurologica...

Empagliflozin use associated with decreased rate of macroalbuminuria

Sep 28, 2022

1. In this post-hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial, empagliflozin use in patients with heart failure (HF) was associated with decreased rate of new onset macroalbuminuria and increased rate...

Biden Administration Announces National Plan to End Hunger by 2030

Sep 28, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The White House on Tuesday released a national plan to end hunger by 2030, an ambitious goal that would be accomplished largely by expanding monthly food be...

Nutrition Labels to Move to Front of Packaging Under Biden Plan

Sep 28, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- To help consumers ascertain the nutritional value of foods more easily, the Biden administration said Tuesday it will propose putting nutrition labels on th...

Allostatic Load May Affect Woman's Ability to Conceive

Sep 27, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a higher allostatic load score may have lower fecundability, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Sc...

History of GDM Tied to Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular Disease Risk

Sep 27, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, according to a review...

Home-Based Palliative Care for Heart Failure May Cut Risk for Dying in Hospital

Sep 27, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with heart failure, a regionally organized, collaborative, home-based palliative care that involves cardiologists, primary care providers, and p...

Glycemic Status and BP Changes with Incident Cardiovascular Disease

Sep 27, 2022

Reducing blood pressure (BP) has been shown to have therapeutic benefits, although it is unclear what those benefits are for people with diabetes. The main goal of this study was to determine the prac...

A Study of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy in the US after the 2018 Donor Heart Allocation Policy was Implemented

Sep 26, 2022

The goal of this study is to assess whether or not the new donor heart allocation method in the United States reduces the risk of early cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV). Cohort research that looks...

AKI & Nitric Oxide Synthase 3 Genetic Variant After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Sep 26, 2022

About 30-50% of young individuals who undergo heart surgery also suffer from acute kidney damage (AKI). AKI following heart surgery has been linked to genetic variations that influence renal blood flo...

Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: QoL Outcome Patterns

Sep 26, 2022

Patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy had better mean quality of life (QoL) scores after regular coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) compared to guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT), according ...

Aortic Valve Stenosis: Hemodynamics with Ventricular & Valvular Remodeling

Sep 26, 2022

When examining aortic valve stenosis (AS), researchers have frequently concentrated their attention on the effects of the condition on blood flow.  On the basis of hemodynamics and symptoms, interven...

Cardiovascular Maternal Morbidity: Black-White Disparity

Sep 26, 2022

The goal of this study was to synthesize the data on the racial differences in the incidence of cardiovascular maternal morbidity and death. To determine if there were any differences in the risk of c...

Patients’ Expectations Optimization: Heart Surgery Outcomes

Sep 26, 2022

Disability and quality of life 6 months following coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) were found to be significantly improved by a brief intervention focused on patients' expectations before s...