Prevention

ICD placement in CKD patients increases hospitalizations without survival benefit

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement in patients with chronic kidney disease was associated with increased risk for heart failure-related and any-cause hospitalization.

A 67-Year-Old Man With Shortness of Breath After the Sonoma-Napa Wildfires

A 67-Year-Old Man With Shortness of Breath After the Sonoma-Napa Wildfires

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A 67-year-old man presents with shortness of breath since the Sonoma-Napa wildfires but otherwise feels well.

Fear of E-Cigarette Harm Cuts Teenagers' Use

Fear of E-Cigarette Harm Cuts Teenagers' Use

Greater perceived harm from e-cigarettes lessened the likelihood that teens would use them.

Congenital Heart Disease May Increase Risk for Early-Onset Dementia

Congenital Heart Disease May Increase Risk for Early-Onset Dementia

Congenital heart disease is associated with increased risk for dementia in adults.

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Prediction in Postpartum Women

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Prediction in Postpartum Women

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Certain risk scores may not be reliable for predicting the presence of a pulmonary embolism in pregnant or postpartum women.

Patent Foramen Ovale May Increase Ischemic Stroke Risk Before Noncardiac Surgery

Patent Foramen Ovale May Increase Ischemic Stroke Risk Before Noncardiac Surgery

Preoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale is associated with increased risk for perioperative ischemic stroke in adults undergoing noncardiac surgery.

Subtle Elevations in Lipids, Glucose Over Time May Increase Diabetes Risk

Subtle Elevations in Lipids, Glucose Over Time May Increase Diabetes Risk

Risk of developing type 2 diabetes is associated with subtle elevations of glucose and lipids more than 20 years before diagnosis.

Breastfeeding May Decrease Risk for Maternal Hypertension

Breastfeeding May Decrease Risk for Maternal Hypertension

Postmenopausal women who breastfed more children, or breastfed for a longer duration, have a lower risk for hypertension.

After Cardiovascular Event, Depression Symptoms Increase Mortality Risk

After Cardiovascular Event, Depression Symptoms Increase Mortality Risk

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Positive emotions and low levels of depression after a CVD event are associated with low risk for mortality.

CHD, MI Risk Predicted in Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Biomarker Score

CHD, MI Risk Predicted in Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Biomarker Score

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Myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease may be predicted by multibiomarker disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Stroke, TIA Quality of Care Varies Across Facilities

Stroke, TIA Quality of Care Varies Across Facilities

Care quality for patients with transient ischemic attack or minor stroke varies substantially across elements of care and facilities.

Long-Term Cardiovascular Benefits Associated With Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors

Long-Term Cardiovascular Benefits Associated With Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors

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Use of sodium-glucose cotransporter inhibitors resulted in significant reductions in hemoglobin A1c, fasting blood glucose, and body weight.

Distance From Cardiac Catheterization Center Affects Survival in ACS With Cardiogenic Shock

Distance From Cardiac Catheterization Center Affects Survival in ACS With Cardiogenic Shock

Distance from cardiac catheterization center independently predicts survival in ACS with cardiogenic shock.

CVD Risk Attenuated With Greater Cardiorespiratory Fitness

CVD Risk Attenuated With Greater Cardiorespiratory Fitness

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Increasing coronary artery calcium correlated with increased CVD events, whereas increasing cardiorespiratory fitness tended to correlate with decreased CVD events.

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Diabetes

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Diabetes

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes treated with abatacept may have a lower risk for myocardial infarction, stroke/transient ischemic attack, and coronary revascularization compared with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors.

Coronary Heart Disease Risk With Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements

Coronary Heart Disease Risk With Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids is not associated with fatal or nonfatal coronary heart disease or major vascular events.

Mediterranean and DASH Diet Combination for Stroke Survivors

Mediterranean and DASH Diet Combination for Stroke Survivors

Adherence to the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet is associated with a slower rate of cognitive decline in stroke survivors.

Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Effectively Tracked With New Test

Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Effectively Tracked With New Test

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Aegis Sciences announced the launch of KardiAssure, a first-of-its-kind urinalysis to help healthcare providers track cardiovascular medication adherence in their patients.

Stroke, Other CV Risks, Increased With Migraine

Stroke, Other CV Risks, Increased With Migraine

Migraine was associated with elevated risks of myocardial infarction, stroke (ischemic and hemorrhagic), venous thromboembolism, and atrial fibrillation or flutter.

The Smokers' Disconnect: When Do Negative Consequences of Smoking Begin?

The Smokers' Disconnect: When Do Negative Consequences of Smoking Begin?

Compared with nonsmokers, smokers believe the mild and severe adverse consequences of smoking will take a longer time to develop.

Acute MI Risk Increases With Influenza, Other Respiratory Infections

Acute MI Risk Increases With Influenza, Other Respiratory Infections

Influenza was associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction.

Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Up With "Light" Smoking

Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Up With "Light" Smoking

The pooled relative risk for coronary heart disease was 1.48 and 2.04, respectively, for smoking 1 and 20 cigarettes per day.

​Cardiovascular Risks Reduced With Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors

​Cardiovascular Risks Reduced With Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors

Supervised aerobic and resistance exercise may improve metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese survivors of breast cancer.

Reducing Door-to-Needle Time in Acute Stroke With Pharmacist Participation

Reducing Door-to-Needle Time in Acute Stroke With Pharmacist Participation

Having a pharmacist at bedside during acute ischemic stroke is associated with significantly shorter door-to-needle times.

Cardiovascular Adverse Effects of Marijuana: More Research Needed

Cardiovascular Adverse Effects of Marijuana: More Research Needed

The evidence examining associations between marijuana use and cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes is limited.

Hypoglycemia Risk Increased After Hospitalization for Acute Kidney Injury

Hypoglycemia Risk Increased After Hospitalization for Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury is a risk factor for post-discharge hypoglycemia for hospitalized patients with diabetes.

 Bariatric Surgery Improves Obesity-Related Comorbidities, But Not Without Complications

Bariatric Surgery Improves Obesity-Related Comorbidities, But Not Without Complications

Bariatric surgery is associated with lower risks of obesity-related comorbidities but a clinically important increased risk for complications compared with medical treatment.

Tobacco Trends Among US Veterans

Tobacco Trends Among US Veterans

Overall, 29.2% of veterans reported current use of 1 of 5 tobacco products.

Broader statin use more likely to prevent cardiovascular events

High levels of agreement between statin eligibility found between several guidelines included in this study. Statins remain an important therapy to help reduce the number of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events.

Deportation Worry Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

Deportation Worry Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

Worry about deportation is significantly tied to higher levels of known cardiovascular risk factors.

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