Cardiology

High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome

High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome

Of TTS survivors, 11.9% readmitted within 30 days, with associated mortality of 3.5%.

β-Blockers in Early Pregnancy Not Linked to Significant Risk for Overall, Cardiac Malformations

β-Blockers in Early Pregnancy Not Linked to Significant Risk for Overall, Cardiac Malformations

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The use of β-blockers in the first trimester of pregnancy may not greatly increase the risk for major congenital malformations in offspring.

CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs

CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs

One in 77 US children reportedly had heart conditions in 2016, with special needs in 60%.

Updated Hypertension Guideline Directs Treatment to Those With High CVD Risk

Updated Hypertension Guideline Directs Treatment to Those With High CVD Risk

Implementing ACC/AHA guideline would direct antihypertensive meds to adults at high CVD risk.

Morbidity, Mortality Up for Youth With CHD Presenting to ED

Morbidity, Mortality Up for Youth With CHD Presenting to ED

Children with congenital heart disease presenting to ED at increased risk for morbidity, mortality.

Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in Type 2 Diabetes and Coronary Syndrome

Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in Type 2 Diabetes and Coronary Syndrome

Lixisenatide reduces progression of urinary albumin-creatinine ratio in patients with macroalbuminuria.

Switching IV to Oral Antibiotics Noninferior for Some Endocarditis Events

Switching IV to Oral Antibiotics Noninferior for Some Endocarditis Events

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For certain patients with endocarditis on the left side of the heart under stable condition, switching from intravenous (IV) antibiotics to orally administered antibiotics is noninferior to staying on IV treatment.

Guidelines Updated for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Guidelines Updated for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

New classification system intended to capture complexity of anatomy and physiology of ACHD.

Policies Should Encourage Healthy Food Consumption

Policies Should Encourage Healthy Food Consumption

Aim should be to prevent CVD with environment where healthy foods are accessible, desirable.

Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease

Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease

Kidneys of neonates with left heart obstruction consistently found to be larger than normal.

New Risk Factors Identified for Varicose Vein Disease

New Risk Factors Identified for Varicose Vein Disease

Mendelian randomization analysis provides evidence that increased height causally tied to varicose veins.

Including Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in CVD Risk Score Does Not Improve CVD Risk Prediction

Including Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in CVD Risk Score Does Not Improve CVD Risk Prediction

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Adding history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy to the current cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk score does not improve CVD prediction in low-risk women.

Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Lowers Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes

Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Lowers Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes

Intensive blood pressure therapy is associated with a significantly lower risk for serious cardiovascular events in the adults with diabetes.

ASPREE Trial: Aspirin Associated With Higher Mortality, Hemorrhage Risk in Older Adults

ASPREE Trial: Aspirin Associated With Higher Mortality, Hemorrhage Risk in Older Adults

The use of aspirin in healthy elderly patients as a preventative strategy was associated with no prolongation of long-term disability-free survival compared with placebo.

AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Treatment Guidelines Updated

AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Treatment Guidelines Updated

Ruling out prescription non-compliance, white coat syndrome, and interfering medications necessary.

Prurigo Nodularis More Likely in African-Americans

Prurigo Nodularis More Likely in African-Americans

PN linked to chronic kidney disease, hepatitis C, congestive heart failure, HIV, psychiatric comorbidities.

Single, Fixed-Dose Combo Pills Improve Hypertension Outcomes

Single, Fixed-Dose Combo Pills Improve Hypertension Outcomes

Findings show improved outcomes may be due to better medication adherence.

AHA: Update on Diagnosis, Treatment for Chagas Cardiomyopathy

AHA: Update on Diagnosis, Treatment for Chagas Cardiomyopathy

Prevalence has increased in US; statement aims to increase recognition, improve care.

Increased Dairy Consumption Linked to Reduced CVD, Mortality Risk in Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Increased Dairy Consumption Linked to Reduced CVD, Mortality Risk in Low-, Middle-Income Countries

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The consumption of whole-fat dairy products may reduce cardiovascular disease and mortality risk, contrary to current dietary guidelines that advise limited consumption of fat-free or low-fat dairy products.

Addition of CT angiography to standard care for stable chest pain reduces mortality due to coronary disease

Patients with stable chest pain referred to a cardiology clinic who received standard care plus coronary CT angiography experienced lower 5-year rate of death due to coronary disease compared to those receiving standard care alone.

New Guidelines Target Pharmacological Hypertension Management to High-Risk Patients

New Guidelines Target Pharmacological Hypertension Management to High-Risk Patients

A guideline-based approach directing pharmacological treatment to adults more likely to have CVD events may maximize absolute risk reduction of treatment.

CHEST Releases Guideline for Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation

CHEST Releases Guideline for Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation

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Patients with atrial fibrillation who have ≥1 non-sex CHA2DS2VASc stroke risk factor should receive oral anticoagulation as antithrombotic therapy.

High LDL in Young, Healthy Adults Leaves Them Vulnerable to CVD

High LDL in Young, Healthy Adults Leaves Them Vulnerable to CVD

Findings may have implications for future cholesterol treatment paradigms.

Laryngeal Tube Insertion Beats Endotracheal Intubation in OHCA

Laryngeal Tube Insertion Beats Endotracheal Intubation in OHCA

And, 30-day functional outcomes similar with supraglottic airway device or tracheal intubation.

Lower Long-Term Survival for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Blacks

Lower Long-Term Survival for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Blacks

Black survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest have lower survival at 1, 3, 5 years vs whites.

Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control

Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control

Proportion achieving target BP increased with use of triple combo pill vs usual care at 6 months.

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.

Perspectives on USPSTF AF Screening Recommendation

Perspectives on USPSTF AF Screening Recommendation

Physicians weigh in on the need to develop a screening strategy.

AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight

AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight

American Heart Association science advisory recommends healthy eating patterns instead.

Review Addresses Nutritional Hype for Popular Foods

Review Addresses Nutritional Hype for Popular Foods

Legumes, coffee, tea tied to cardiovascular benefits; added sugars, energy drinks linked to harmful effects.

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