Cardiology

Nearly Two-thirds Of Canadian Cardiac Physicians Burned Out

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- Physicians at a Canadian cardiovascular center report higher levels of prepandemic burnout than U.S. colleagues, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in CMAJ Open. Barry Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., from the Peter Munk...
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Jan 22 2021 This Week In Cardiology

COVID myocarditis, the Polypill, low-value care, and edge-to-edge tricuspid valve repair are discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast. theheart.org on Medscape
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Jolly Good Fellows? These Mds Do Deny It

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiologists and others took to Twitter this week to debate whether non-physicians should be allowed to win fellowship in professional societies. Eligibility for Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) designation...
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That Was Then, This Is Now, Now It’s Now Again

To see how much the sanitary and medical revolutions have changed the risks of global interaction, examine what kills Americans abroad these days: cardiovascular events including heart attacks account for 49 percent of all deaths, injuries for a...

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Longer Symptom-to-balloon Time Tied To Larger Infarct Size After Pci For Stemi

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Björn Redfors, Reza Mohebi, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians The goal of this study was to assess the association between symptom-to-balloon time (SBT...
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Fda Oks Vericiguat For Unique Hf Population

(MedPage Today) -- FDA approved vericiguat (Verquvo) on Wednesday to lower cardiovascular events in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) who had recently been hospitalized or had received IV diuretic therapy, Merck...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Heart Failure, Merck & Co

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Omega-3s And Cvd: Has The Story Ended Or Only Just Begun?

(MedPage Today) -- The Skeptical Cardiologist finds some fishy evidence

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Study Finds Only One Daily Alcoholic Drink May Jeopardize Heart Health

The European Society of Cardiology has published a new study that found people who consume one alcoholic drink per day may be at greater risk of developing a type of abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (afib). The findings join a large...
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Five Reasons Sacubitril/valsartan Should Not Be Approved For Hfpef

The pricey drug Entresto is approved for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, but should it also get an indication for HF with preserved ejection fraction? Cardiologist John Mandrola, MD, says no. theheart.org on Medscape
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Jan 15 2021 This Week In Cardiology

COVID, ACE/ARBs, left atrial appendage closure, SGLT2 inhibitors, and a clue in AF mechanisms are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast. theheart.org on Medscape
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Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked To Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Low cardiovascular fitness in late adolescence is associated with an increased risk for incident psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis among men, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in PLOS ONE. Marta Laskowski, from...
Related topics: Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Arthritis, Medical Research

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Aha News: What Heart And Stroke Patients Should Know About Covid-19 Vaccines

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Experts have a simple answer for heart and stroke patients questioning whether they need a COVID-19 vaccination. That answer: yes. "People with all kinds of cardiovascular risk factors and...
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Stopping Ras Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes In Ckd

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- The decision to stop renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitor therapy in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) should take into account both cardiovascular risk and the risk for kidney replacement therapy,...
Related topics: Kidney Disease, Cardiovascular Disease

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Alcohol And Afib: Risk Evident With Just A Few Sips A Day

(MedPage Today) -- Despite the purported cardiovascular benefits of light drinking, small amounts of alcohol were still linked with incident atrial fibrillation (Afib) in a large observational study. Increased Afib risk was observed with just...
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Study: Harmful Toxins Found In Marijuana Smoke

Ethen Kim Lieser Marijuana Smoke, Americas High acrolein levels may be a sign of a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. People who smoke marijuana may have higher levels of toxic chemicals in their blood and urine, according to a new study...
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U. Pittsburgh Facing Lawsuit For Punishing Cardiologist Who Criticized Affirmative Action

"seeking damages for defamation from Pitt, UPMC, the American Heart Association and several Pitt employees" The post U. Pittsburgh Facing Lawsuit for Punishing Cardiologist Who Criticized Affirmative Action first appeared on Le·gal...
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Covid's Indirect Toll On The Heart

(MedPage Today) -- COVID-19 has had an indirect toll on heart health around the world, as cardiovascular testing volumes plummeted and cardiovascular deaths rose in 2020, researchers found. CDC data revealed that in the first U.S. coronavirus...
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No Limit To Cardiovascular Benefits Of Exercise, Study Finds

Physical activity is not only associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, but there is no threshold for that association, with the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease seen for those who are most active, according to a new study.
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Diabetes Raises By 21 Percent The Chances Of Developing Cardiovascular Disease, Research Says

The danger occurs even if key heart disease risk factors are well-controlled, according to the report.
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Bet's 'let's Stay Together' Star Bert Belasco Died From Aortic Aneurysm

Bert Belasco -- famous from BET's "Let's Stay Together" -- died suddenly after suffering an aortic aneurysm that likely stemmed from high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. According to his death certificate ... Bert's immediate cause...
Related topics: Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease

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