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Living near pubs, bars and fast-food restaurants could be bad for heart health

American Heart News - Heart News

Research Highlights Closer proximity to and a higher number of ready-to-eat food outlets — particularly pubs, bars and fast-food restaurants — may be associated with a greater risk of developing heart failure, according to a study of half a million.

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History of Sinusitis Raises Risk of Incident Rheumatic Disease

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The presence of sinusitis is linked to a 40% heightened risk of a diagnosis of rheumatic disease, particularly in the 5 to 10 years before disease onset.

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Researchers explore whether gut microbes cause some COVID-19 patients to have higher blood clot risk

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

A gut microbial metabolite called 2-methylbutyrylcarnitine (2MBC) plays a role in exacerbating thrombosis—the formation of blood clots—researchers report February 23 in the journal Cell Metabolism. The results also revealed that 2MBC is accumulated in individuals with COVID-19, potentially explaining why these patients are at increased risk of thrombosis.

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How will you save this critically ill patient? A fundamental and lifesaving ECG interpretation that everyone must recognize instantly.

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Written by Pendell Meyers A woman in her 30s called EMS for acute symptoms including near-syncope, nausea, diaphoresis, and abdominal pain. EMS arrived and found her to appear altered, critically ill, and hypotensive. An ECG was performed: What do you think? Extremely wide complex monomorphic rhythm just over 100 bpm. The QRS is so wide and sinusoidal that the only real possibilities left are hyperkalemia or Na channel blockade.

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Depressive Symptoms Linked to Greater Risk of Gout

HCPLive

A new study found people with depression are associated with an increased risk of gout. However, not many people with both depression and gout sought out treatment (0.2%).

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Even Modest Lp(a) Elevations Bode Poorly for Cardiovascular Health

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), at levels well below currently accepted risk thresholds correlated with increased cardiovascular risk in a large registry study, suggesting a wider patient pool that could benefit from future preventive.

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Enterprise Imaging: Everything You Need to Know

NOVARAD

Many healthcare directors in today’s economic landscape are facing complications with staff shortages , IT challenges, and inefficient processes. Enterprise imaging is one of the primary solutions hospitals are finding in their search for methods to improve services for patients and work for healthcare professionals.

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3 Powerful Strategies: Combatting Cardiometabolic Risk Factors for Black Americans 

Cardiometabolic Health Congress

This February the intersection of American Heart Health Month and Black History Month underscores the deeply profound and layered legacy of health inequality in America—which, sadly, persists to this day. Black History Month is a poignant backdrop to the alarming rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes, particularly among those of marginalized populations.

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Alzheimer's Supplements Fail Compared With Generic Drugs

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Galantamine sold as prescription generic drugs was labeled accurately and free of contamination, but galantamine sold as dietary supplements was not, an analysis showed. Across 10 brands of dietary supplements, the actual quantity.

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Arterial Connections Improve Treatment Outcomes Following Stroke

DAIC

Visualization of the blood vessels in the brain of a patient without early venous filling, meaning without excessive reperfusion of the brain area after removal of the blood clot in the blocked artery. Image courtesy of P. Thurner und Z. Kulcsar, University Hospital Zurich milla1cf Mon, 02/26/2024 - 12:13 February 26, 2024 — Ischemic strokes are a major health burden.

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New study shows glycan sugar coating of IgG immunoglobulin can predict cardiovascular health

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

When people hear about predicting heart disease, most will think of cholesterol levels. While cholesterol is a major contributor to heart disease, a recent study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, a founding member of Mass General Brigham, found that a glycan biomarker of IgG is also an important predictor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD).

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Distribution and prognostic value of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T and I across glycemic status: a population-based study

Cardiovascular Diabetology

Whether distributions and prognostic values of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) T and I are different across normoglycemic, prediabetic, and diabetic populations is unknown.

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Most Effective Atopic Dermatitis Treatments May Pose Greatest Risk of Adverse Events

HCPLive

These findings, to be presented at AAAAI, may allow for greater awareness among clinicians when prescribing eczema therapies.

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FDA: Don't Use Smartwatches, Smart Rings for Blood Glucose Measurements

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Patients should not use smartwatches or smart rings alone to measure blood glucose levels, the FDA warned on Wednesday. Noninvasive devices that do not rely on finger-pricks or pierce the skin are not authorized, cleared, or.

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Midterm outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with active cancer

Open Heart

Objectives The clinical outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) and concomitant active cancer remain insufficiently explored. This study aimed to assess the midterm outcomes of TAVR in patients diagnosed with AS and active cancer. Methods Data from the OCEAN-TAVI, a prospective Japanese registry of TAVR procedures, was analysed to compare prognoses and clinical outcomes in patients with and without active cancer at the time of TAVR.

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Spotlight on early detection of three heart diseases using ECG-AI

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Too often, the first sign of cardiovascular disease may be a major event like a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest. Now, researchers and clinicians at Mayo Clinic are using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to flag heart problems earlier, boosting the abilities of a diagnostic test that has been around for over a century—the electrocardiogram (ECG).

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Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University and Jersey Shore University Medical Centers Again Ranked Among the Elite Hospitals in North America for Open Heart Surgery

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Getty Images milla1cf Mon, 02/26/2024 - 12:19 February 26, 2024 — Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center , which are licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health for open heart surgery, have earned distinguished three-star ratings from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for their patient care and exemplary outcomes in adult cardiac surgery, from July 2020 to June 2023.

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Women Working in Healthcare Have Significantly More Burnouts Than Men Colleagues

HCPLive

A new study found gender inequality, poor work-life balance, a lack of workplace autonomy, and caregiving responsibilities contribute to women in healthcare professions having more stress than their male colleagues.

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Do Organ Transplants Cause Personality Changes?

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- I have received some unusual phone calls in my nearly 40-year career as a psychiatrist, but Mary's* call was unique. "Dr. Liester," she began, "I don't need to see you as a patient. I just want you to tell me if I'm crazy. You.

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Insulin resistance and coronary inflammation in patients with coronary artery disease: a cross-sectional study

Cardiovascular Diabetology

Insulin resistance (IR) is associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) severity. However, its underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Therefore, our study aimed to explore the relationship between IR.

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Intravascular imaging shown to significantly improve survival, safety and outcomes in stenting procedures

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Using intravascular imaging to guide stent implantation during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in heart disease patients significantly improves survival and reduces adverse cardiovascular events compared to angiography-guided PCI alone, the most commonly used method.

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Ochsner Children’s Hospital Advocates to Close the Gap in Pediatric Heart Care

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Getty Images milla1cf Wed, 02/21/2024 - 19:10 February 21, 2024 — Ochsner Children's Hospital , ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for pediatric cardiology and congenital heart surgery, is raising awareness of the need for more pediatric-specific heart devices. As the only pediatric heart transplant program in Louisiana and the only program in the state to offer advanced mechanical support options for pediatric cardiology patients, Ochsner Children’s Hospital is committed to advocati

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Vision Impairment Associated with Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety

HCPLive

Worse examination-based and self-reported vision impairment was associated with depressive and anxiety symptoms among adults aged ≥65 years.

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WellSpan expands vascular services, adds surgeons

Becker's Hospital Review - Cardiology

York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health is expanding vascular surgery services in four cities by adding four vascular surgeons and three satellite offices.

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Intravascular Imaging-Guided PCI Reaches a Turning Point With Survival, MI Benefits

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- For the first time, intravascular imaging-guided coronary stenting was associated with better survival and reduced myocardial infarction (MI) in a meta-analysis powered to detect these benefits against angiography, researchers.

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Simultaneous management of aortic and mitral regurgitation through one-stage transcatheter aortic valve replacement and transcatheter edge-to-edge repair: case report

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

This case report presents a 72-year-old male patient who presented with exertional dyspnea for over 10 years, which had progressively worsened over the past 4 months. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed severe aortic and mitral regurgitation, with a left ventricular ejection fraction of 37% and a left ventricular end-diastolic diameter of 64 mm.

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Henry Ford Health Heart Failure Patient First in Michigan to Receive Breakthrough Device

DAIC

Henry Ford Health's Center for Structural Heart Disease team delivered its first in Michigan FDA-approved VOQUE Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement System to a heart failure patient on February 13, 2024 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Image courtesy of Henry Ford Health milla1cf Wed, 02/21/2024 - 19:07 February 21, 2024 — An 80-year-old woman from Frankenmuth, Michigan is the first Henry Ford Health structural heart disease patient—and the first ever in Michigan—to receive a new trans

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REVIVE: ??Rusfertide Effective for Erythrocytosis Control in Polycythemia Vera

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Rusfertide maintained a hematocrit of <45% and reduced or eliminated the use of phlebotomy in patients with polycythemia vera.

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Inspired by a legendary surgeon, Cleveland Clinic heart chief advances 'maturing' technologies

Becker's Hospital Review - Cardiology

Lars Svensson, MD, PhD, was on vacation in 1967 when he and his father heard about the first person-to-person heart transplant, performed by South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard.

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What to Know About the Factor XIa Inhibitors on the Horizon

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- A novel class of antithrombotic medication, the factor XIa inhibitors, has had a rocky start but is powering through phase III trials, which are now underway. MedPage Today sat down to discuss the novel agents with Graeme Hankey.

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Latest research redefines neurodevelopmental risks, outcomes for congenital heart disease

American Heart News - Heart News

Statement Highlights: A new American Heart Association scientific statement updates more than a decade of research identifying, managing and preventing neurodevelopmental delays and disorders among people with congenital heart disease. The new.

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Cleerly ISCHEMIA Software Device Billable With AMA Category I CPT Code for Noninvasive Estimates of Fractional Flow Reserve

DAIC

milla1cf Fri, 02/23/2024 - 11:54 February 23, 2024 — Cleerly , the company creating a new standard of care to aid in the diagnosis of heart disease, announced that its recently U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA )-cleared Cleerly ISCHEMIA software device applied to a non-invasive coronary CT angiogram ( CCTA ) can be billed using the new Category I CPT code 75580.

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DMARD Therapy Improves Work Capacity in Patients with PsA

HCPLive

b/tsDMARD treatment led to a mean relative improvement of 41% for total work productivity in patients with psoriatic arthritis.

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Air pollution linked to increased hospital admission for major heart and lung diseases

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Short and long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution is linked to an increased risk of hospital admission for major heart and lung diseases, find two large U.S. studies, published by The BMJ today.

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New study suggests target steps per day for reduced risk of heart failure

Science Daily - Heart Disease

In ambulatory women ages 63-99 years, higher amounts of usual daily light and moderate intensity activities were associated with lower risk of developing heart failure with preserved ejection fraction independent of demographic and clinical factors associated with heart failure risk. Accumulating 3,000 steps per day might be a reasonable target that would be consistent with the amount of daily activity performed by women in this study.

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NBA Champion, 'Survivor' Contestant Receives Heart Transplant

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- NBA champion and "Survivor" contestant Scot Pollard is "awake and feeling great" a day after a heart transplant, his wife said Saturday on social media. "Scot has a new heart!" Dawn Pollard posted Friday night on X, formerly.

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In Memoriam: Alain Cribier, MD, FACC, TAVR Pioneer

DAIC

The DAIC team has learned of the passing of Alain Cribier, MD, FACC, heralded as the man who pioneered the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in 2002, as well as the first transcatheter mitral commissurotomy in 1995 and the first balloon aortic valvuloplasty in 1986. He passed away Feb. 16, 2024 at the age of 79. Cribier obtained his medical degree from the University of Paris, where he completed his early residency training.

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