Cardiology

Gender Bias Affects Clinical Decision-Making in Patients with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

Gender Bias Affects Clinical Decision-Making in Patients with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

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Cardiologists have varying degrees of implicit gender bias, which explains some of the gender differences in clinical decision-making for suspected CAD.

DOACs Beneficial for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

DOACs Beneficial for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

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Direct acting oral anticoagulants are more effective for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation.

State-Level Newborn Screening Policies Lower Infant Cardiac Death Rates

State-Level Newborn Screening Policies Lower Infant Cardiac Death Rates

Implementing state newborn screening policies for critical congenital heart disease decreased infant cardiac deaths.

ACC: Managing Acute Bleeding in Patients Taking Oral Anticoagulants

ACC: Managing Acute Bleeding in Patients Taking Oral Anticoagulants

The ACC has developed a decision pathway to guide management of acute bleeding in patients treated with oral anticoagulants.

Energy Drinks and the Heart: Are They Safe for Consumption?

Energy Drinks and the Heart: Are They Safe for Consumption?

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Most of these cases have been associated with drinking a large volume of energy drinks, and thus, individuals who regularly consume energy drinks should be advised to use them in moderation.

The HEART Score - How Do We Teach Old Docs New Tricks?

The HEART Score - How Do We Teach Old Docs New Tricks?

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The HEART score has again been shown to be a safe risk-stratification tool for chest pain, but it does not seem to do much for reducing hospital utilization and admissions.

Post-Acute MI Readmission Metric Not Linked to Improved Care or Outcomes, Expert Finds

Post-Acute MI Readmission Metric Not Linked to Improved Care or Outcomes, Expert Finds

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There are no data evaluating the association between this metric and quality-of-care measures or long-term clinical outcomes.

Weight Gain After Weight Loss and Its Associated Cardiovascular Risks

Weight Gain After Weight Loss and Its Associated Cardiovascular Risks

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We have data suggesting that patients with established coronary disease who have wide fluctuations in weight have a significantly higher risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes.

AED Drones May Potentially Increase Survival Rate of Outside-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

AED Drones May Potentially Increase Survival Rate of Outside-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

Data shows that drones overwhelmingly surpassed EMS times from dispatch, as well as on arrival.

Inconsistent Statin Guidelines Leave Many Clinicians Uncertain About Appropriate Use

Inconsistent Statin Guidelines Leave Many Clinicians Uncertain About Appropriate Use

Doctors and patients are often confused by conflicting advisories on statin use.

Men's Cardiovascular Health Shows No Benefit With Multivitamin Use

Men's Cardiovascular Health Shows No Benefit With Multivitamin Use

There was no evidence of benefit, even in men with poor nutritional status at baseline.

FOURIER Trial Reviewed: Are the Expensive PCSK9 Inhibitors Right for Your Patients?

FOURIER Trial Reviewed: Are the Expensive PCSK9 Inhibitors Right for Your Patients?

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At the current price of the drug, and lacking sufficient mortality data, treating patients for longer periods of time with expensive PCSK9 inhibitors is likely to result only in large profits for the company.

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

A new analysis finds that low consumption is linked to more lost years of healthy life.

Exercise Shown to Improve Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Prognosis

Exercise Shown to Improve Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Prognosis

"Simple interventions such as recreational exercise might hold the potential to improve disease course in the long run."

Cannabis Associated with Higher Risk for Stoke and Heart Failure

Cannabis Associated with Higher Risk for Stoke and Heart Failure

Cannabis is associated with a 26% increased risk of stroke and 10% increased risk of heart failure.

Cardiovascular Event Risks Higher in Black Patients with A-Fib

Cardiovascular Event Risks Higher in Black Patients with A-Fib

Black patients are twice as likely to suffer stroke, heart failure and death than whites with atrial fibrillation.

MRI Use with Pacemakers Possible with New Strict Protocol

MRI Use with Pacemakers Possible with New Strict Protocol

However, strict procedures need to be followed.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scores - A Marker for Early Adverse Events in Young Patients?

Coronary Artery Calcium Scores - A Marker for Early Adverse Events in Young Patients?

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More research is needed to determine the downstream effects of applying such a prediction model to the general population.

Coronary Artery Calcium in Early Adults Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Coronary Artery Calcium in Early Adults Increases Cardiovascular Risk

There was an increase in CHD and CVD events for younger participants with any CAC, even at low scores.

Electronic Cigarettes Adversely Effects Cardiac Health

Electronic Cigarettes Adversely Effects Cardiac Health

Researchers find that users are more likely to have early indicators of cardiovascular disease risk.

Intensive HTN Control in Older Patients Lowers Cardiovascular Risks

Intensive HTN Control in Older Patients Lowers Cardiovascular Risks

Intensive BP control is linked to reductions in MACE, cardiovascular mortality and heart failure.

Cardiovascular Trends in 2014 Highlighted in National Reports

Cardiovascular Trends in 2014 Highlighted in National Reports

Data from four registries shows the effectiveness of care and identifies areas with room for improvement.

Heart's Natural Rhythm Replicated with Soft Robotic Sleeve

Heart's Natural Rhythm Replicated with Soft Robotic Sleeve

The device was found to support heart function in a porcine model of acute heart failure.

Risk of A-Fib Found with Moderate, Regular Alcohol Consumption

Risk of A-Fib Found with Moderate, Regular Alcohol Consumption

The risk of atrial fibrillation increases by 8% for each daily alcoholic drink.

Subclinical Myocardial Injury Associated with Erectile Dysfunction

Subclinical Myocardial Injury Associated with Erectile Dysfunction

These findings were based on association between erectile dysfunction and levels of circulating cardiac troponin I.

Heart Function Affected by Sleep Deprivation

Heart Function Affected by Sleep Deprivation

This study finds that lack of sleep affects blood pressure and heart rate in healthy individuals.

Younger Smokers Show Highest Increase in Acute STEMI Risk

Younger Smokers Show Highest Increase in Acute STEMI Risk

There was more than an eight-fold increase in acute STEMI risk for those aged less than 50 years.

TAVR Associated With Global Improvement in Cognitive Status

TAVR Associated With Global Improvement in Cognitive Status

There were more pronounced improvements in patients with a baseline cognitive impairment.

Navigating the Unknown in The World of Lipid Management - Where are We Now?

Navigating the Unknown in The World of Lipid Management - Where are We Now?

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Important questions regarding the prevention of CAD remain unanswered.

Heart Disease Continues to Be Leading Cause of Death

Heart Disease Continues to Be Leading Cause of Death

Cancer was next most likely cause of death, followed by stroke and chronic lower respiratory diseases.

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