Cardiology

Apr 16 2021 This Week In Cardiology

COVID-19 vaccine-related clotting, vitamin D, anticoagulation strategies before PCI, and a good intervention at end of life are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week’s podcast. theheart.org on Medscape
Related topics: Vaccines, Vitamins, Podcasts

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Black Barbershop Program Deemed Cost Effective In Bp Control

(MedPage Today) -- It appeared cost effective to have Black barbershops host pharmacist-led blood pressure (BP) care for their patrons, as researchers projected the intervention's high upfront costs to be partially offset by reduced cardiovascular...
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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Cardiologists Can Perform Stroke Thrombectomy To Fill 'unmet Need'

Interventional cardiologists can competently perform stroke thrombectomy after training, with similar outcomes to neuroradiology centers, a study shows. US neuro-interventionalists oppose that strategy. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research

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Safety Data Mixed For Anti-vegf Eye Drugs

(MedPage Today) -- Intravitreal antivascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) treatment was not associated with cardiovascular risk in a meta-analysis, though safety signals for mortality and nonocular bleeding emerged instead. People with...

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Glp-1 Agonists And Sglt2 Inhibitors In Hf Treatment

Although study results have been postive, particularly for SGLT2 inhibitors, questions still need to be answered about how these agents fit into treatment for heart failure. American College of Cardiology & Medscape
Related topics: Medical Research, Heart Failure

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Effects Of Leisure Time, Work Activity On Cv Events, Mortality Explored

TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 -- Higher leisure-time physical activity is associated with reduced major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and all-cause mortality risk, while higher occupational physical activity is associated with increased risks,...

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Eating Fish Cuts Risk For Recurrence, Death In Those With Cvd

TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 -- Twice-weekly fish intake is associated with a lower risk for major cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality in patients with prior CVD, but not the general population, according to a study published online March 8 in...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Mount Sinai Doctors Opens New Cardiology Location In Brooklyn

Mount Sinai Doctors has opened its first cardiology location in Brooklyn, New York, with a team of highly skilled physicians, nurses, technicians, medical assistants and cardiac services. Mount Sinai Doctors-Brooklyn, Cardiology is 5,000 square feet...
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Cardiologist: Floyd Did Not Die From Heart Attack Or Drug Overdose

A cardiologist testified Monday that George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis last year, did not die of a heart attack or a drug overdose and would have survived had he not been pinned to a city street as police officer...
Related topics: Police

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Apr 9 2021 This Week In Cardiology

COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines, hybrid AF ablation, TAVR, and who gets to be called a doctor are the topics covered by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast. theheart.org on Medscape
Related topics: Vaccines, Podcasts

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For U.s. Immigrants, Cultural Changes And Heart Risks Go Hand In Hand

(MedPage Today) -- Immigrants to the U.S. who adopted conventional North American lifestyles tended to have worse cardiovascular health, according to data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Greater acculturation was tied to...
Related topics: Medical Research, Atherosclerosis

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Leisure Physical Activity Is Linked With Health Benefits But Work Activity Is Not

The first large study showing that leisure time physical activity and occupational physical activity have opposite, and independent, associations with cardiovascular disease risk and longevity.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease

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Health Benefits Of Breastfeeding, For Mother: Lactation And Visceral, Pericardial Fat

As demonstrated by multiple studies, women who breastfeed have a lower risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, though the mechanisms by which these risks are reduced for lactating women are still not fully understood. Scientists...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes

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Diabetes Tied To Mortality, Cv Events In Chronic Coronary Syndrome

THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 -- For patients with chronic coronary syndrome, the prevalence of diabetes varies but is associated with increased mortality and cardiovascular events, according to a study published online April 6 in the European Journal...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Remote Cardio Visits Expand Access For Underserved During Covid

In a cross-sectional study of more than 170,000 ambulatory cardiology visits, patients using remote visits were more likely to be Asian, Black, or Hispanic. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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Praluent Ok'd For Hofh; Contraception In Cardiology; Cutting Amputations

(MedPage Today) -- Alirocumab (Praluent) racked up another indication, with FDA approval as an add-on for adults with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). Their hospital caught on fire, but these Russian surgeons plugged on for 2 hours...
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception, Food And Drug Administration

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Remote Cardiology Visits Tied To Less Prescribing, Diagnostic Testing

TUESDAY, April 6, 2021 -- Remote ambulatory cardiovascular visits during the COVID-19 pandemic are associated with a decrease in the ordering frequency of both diagnostic testing and medications when compared with pre-COVID-19 in-person visits,...

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Cardiovascular Risks Elevated In Transgender Youth

A multicenter study shows increased risk for some cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes. The causes not well understood. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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Aha News: For Heart Patients, Bariatric Surgery May Lower Risk Of Future Cardiovascular Problems

MONDAY, April 5, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Bariatric surgery can be a difficult decision for treating obesity, as patients and their doctors weigh the risks and side effects of the procedure against the benefits of the weight loss...
Related topics: Obesity

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Cath Lab Team Easily Trained To Do Stroke Intervention

(MedPage Today) -- Establishing an endovascular therapy (EVT) program at a cardiology cath lab could be done with a minimal learning curve if operators had prior experience with carotid stenting, one tertiary university hospital reported. The...
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research

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