Heart Disease

AHA/ACC: Updated Management Guidelines for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

AHA/ACC: Updated Management Guidelines for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association developed updated guidelines on the evaluation, management, and monitoring of adults with congenital heart disease.

Atherosclerotic CVD Mortality Higher in South Asians in the US

Atherosclerotic CVD Mortality Higher in South Asians in the US

Most of the increased risk can be attributed to increased prevalence of known risk factors.

Ischemic Heart Disease, CHF Mortality Vary Across VA Systems

Ischemic Heart Disease, CHF Mortality Vary Across VA Systems

Risk-standardized mortality rates vary considerably across Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

Gestational diabetes increases T2D, hypertension, heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes increases T2D, hypertension, heart disease risk

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Women with gestational diabetes have a greater risk of developing T2D and cardiovascular events than women who were not previously diagnosed with the disease.

Endovascular strategy more effective than open repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms

Endovascular strategy more effective than open repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms

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Treating patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms with endovascular strategy over open repair may increase survival and decrease cost.

AHA, ACC release new clinical guideline for managing hypertension in adults

AHA, ACC release new clinical guideline for managing hypertension in adults

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The AHA and ACC have released a new guideline that categorizes more US adults as hypertensive.

Preventing sudden death in young athletes

Preventing sudden death in young athletes

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, valvular heart disease, and dilated cardiomyopathy are among the most common causes.

New criteria developed for valvular heart disease testing

New criteria developed for valvular heart disease testing

The report addresses the appropriate use of multiple imaging modalities available for clinicians in the evaluation of valvular heart disease, discussing the spectrum of patients.

Nearly half of all cardiometabolic deaths linked to poor diet

Nearly half of all cardiometabolic deaths linked to poor diet

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Suboptimal intake of 10 specific dietary factors is associated with a substantial proportion of deaths due to heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes.

Caffeine does not induce arrhythmias in patients with heart disease

Caffeine does not induce arrhythmias in patients with heart disease

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Caffeine consumption in patients with systolic heart failure does not induce arrhythmias both at rest and during physical exercise.

Whole grain consumption reduces chronic disease, all-cause mortality

Whole grain consumption reduces chronic disease, all-cause mortality

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Reductions in disease risk were observed for an intake as high as 7.5 servings of whole grains per day.

Rates of CVD mortality declining in US

Rates of CVD mortality declining in US

Researchers found that mortality rates dropped less than 1% between 2011 and 2014.

Awareness of cardiovascular disease risks low among women

Awareness of cardiovascular disease risks low among women

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While heart disease mortality has dropped significantly in the past 25 years, women still experience higher rates of heart disease mortality, and 45% of women are not aware that heart disease is the most common killer of U.S. women.

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