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Anemia Increases Risk of End-Stage Kidney Disease in IgA Nephropathy

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An analysis of more than 800 IgAN patients treated from 2002-2021 provides an overview of factors associated with anmeia as well as its impact on pgronosis.

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High Price of Popular Diabetes Drugs Deprives Low-Income People of Effective Options

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- For the past year and a half, Tandra Cooper Harris and her husband, Marcus, who both have diabetes, have struggled to fill their prescriptions for the medications they need to control their blood sugar. Without semaglutide.

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Lifestyle-Dementia Links Persist Regardless of Risk Genes, French Study Shows

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Lifestyle and other dementia risk factors were linked with cognitive changes independently of genetic risks for Alzheimer's disease, a French prospective study found. Across nearly 5,200 people in three French cities, worse.

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Wide complex tachycardia, resistant to cardioversion. Some fascinating features here.

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

An elderly dialysis patient presented with chest pain. She has poor LV function. Previous echo 4 months ago (confirmed with ED bedside echo): The estimated left ventricular ejection fraction is 30%. Severely decreased LV function. Regional wall motion abnormality-inferior, inferolateral, septum, anterolateral, anterior and apex, lateral. Here is her ECG: Regular Wide Complex Tachycardia.

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Illinois hospital launches 1st-of-its-kind stroke study

Becker's Hospital Review - Cardiology

A team of physicians at Rockford, Ill.-based Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside participated in a unique stroke study that used patients' stem cells to promote tissue regeneration, it announced May 22.

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Night-time heat significantly increases the risk of stroke

Science Daily - Stroke

Researchers show that nocturnal heat significantly increases the risk of stroke. The findings can contribute to the development of preventive measures: With them, the population can better protect themselves against the risks of climate change with increasingly frequent hot nights. In addition, knowledge of the consequences of hot nights can improve patient care.

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Brain Risks Drop When Diet Includes More Minimally Processed Foods

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- A diet high in ultra-processed foods upped the risk of cognitive impairment or stroke, data from the prospective REGARDS study showed. However, risk of either cognitive decline or stroke fell for people who had higher intake.

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Instructors' Collection ECG: Wide Complex Tachycardia

ECG Guru

The Patient: A 78-year-old woman called emergency responders because she had palpitations. She was alert and oriented. Her BP was reported as being “stable”. We do not have information about her past medical history. We will update this post if we receive information about her outcome. ECG Number 1, 11:57 a.m.: There is a wide-complex tachycardia at a rate of about 230 bpm.

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Understanding a broken heart

Science Daily - Heart Disease

The stress of heart failure is remembered by the body and appears to lead to recurrent failure, along with other related health issues, according to new research. Researchers have found that heart failure leaves a 'stress memory' in the form of changes to the DNA modification of hematopoietic stem cells, which are involved in the production of blood and immune cells called macrophages.

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Popular supplement linked to increased heart, stroke risk

Becker's Hospital Review - Cardiology

Regular use of fish oil supplements can increase the risk of stroke and atrial fibrillation in the general population, but shows benefits for those with existing heart disease, a recent study found.

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Pegcetacoplan Offers Potential Benefit in Post-Transplant C3G, IC-MPGN

HCPLive

The phase 2 NOBLE trial shows pegcetacoplan reduces disease activity in post-transplant C3G and IC-MPGN, with benefits persisting through the 40-week double-blind period.

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Handed this ECG from triage. What will you do?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Written by Sean Trostel MD I returned to my desk after seeing a patient and saw this screening ECG sitting on my desk to be read. The patient was a man in his 80s with chief complaint listed as: "hyperglycemia, weakness, ground level fall." ECG #1 @ 15:30 What do you think? Slow, irregular rhythm - likely slow atrial fibrillation Very wide QRS measuring ~180 ms in some leads, not fitting LBBB morphology and wider than vast majority of LBBB No signs of OMI, no modified Sgarbossa criteria Peaked T

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Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM): Essential Insights for Pregnancy and Across the Lifespan 

Cardiometabolic Health Congress

As we near the end of National Women’s Health Awareness Month, at CMHC , we want to bring attention to the important discussion of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) during pregnancy and across the lifespan. CGM offers continuous, real-time glucose readings around the clock, surpassing traditional methods like HbA1C measurements and blood finger sticks.

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Survey: how women (and our doctors) respond to early cardiac symptoms

Heart Sisters

Female heart patients would love to believe that all cardiologists are "extremely well prepared" to assess our cardiovascular risks - but is that true?

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Ozempic Protects Kidneys, Boosts Survival in Diabetes Patients With CKD

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- For people with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD), semaglutide (Ozempic) reduced the risk of major kidney events and death from cardiovascular causes, the phase III FLOW trial showed. Added to usual care, the.

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Tea, Coffee Consumption Linked to Lower Risk of Gout

HCPLive

An analysis of individual food groups revealed higher intakes of healthy plant foods, including tea, coffee, and whole grains were linked to a lower risk of gout.

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Eating more ultra-processed foods tied to cognitive decline, stroke, according to study

Science Daily - Stroke

People who eat more ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, chips and cookies may have a higher risk of having memory and thinking problems and having a stroke than those who eat fewer processed foods, according to a new study. The study does not prove that eating ultra-processed foods causes memory and thinking problems and stroke. It only shows an association.

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How To Reverse Diabetes.

Dr. Paddy Barrett

In the US, over 45% of the population has either diabetes or pre-diabetes 1. The absolute majority of those with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which is usually associated with excess visceral fat and poor cardiometabolic health. This is not good. Why? Because a diagnosis of diabetes is very likely to shorten your life. A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at age 30 can result in a 14 to 16-year shorter lifespan 2.

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Cardiac Care AI Company, Anumana, Announces Receipt of ISO 13485 Certification

DAIC

Cambridge, MA-based artificial intelligence (AI)-driven health technology company, Anumana, has announced its receipt of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13485 certification for its Quality Management System. ECG-AI LEF, the company’s breakthrough AI algorithm, received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance in September 2023.

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Ultraprocessed Food Consumption in Young Kids Tied to Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- High consumption of ultraprocessed foods in children as young as 3 years of age was associated with adiposity and other cardiometabolic risk factors, a study in JAMA Network Open found. In this exclusive video interview, study.

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ALIGN Study: Atrasentan Shows Significant Benefit on Proteinuria in IgAN at 36 Weeks

HCPLive

Atrasentan significantly reduces proteinuria in patients with IgA nephropathy, showing a 36.1% reduction compared to placebo at 36 weeks.

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Chest pain: Are these really "Nonspecific ST-T wave abnormalities", as the cardiologist interpretation states?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Written by Jesse McLaren, with a very few edits by Smith A 60-year-old presented with chest pain. The ECG did not meet STEMI criteria, and the final cardiology interpretation was “ST and T wave abnormality, consider anterior ischemia”. But are there any other signs of Occlusion MI? There’s only minimal ST elevation in III, which does not meet STEMI criteria of 1mm in two contiguous leads.

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Association of stress hyperglycemia ratio with left ventricular function and microvascular obstruction in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: a 3.0 T cardiac magnetic resonance study

Cardiovascular Diabetology

Stress hyperglycemia, which is associated with poor prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), can be determined using the stress hyperglycemia ratio (SHR). Impaired left ventricular functio.

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EuroPCR 2024 Highlights

Cardiology Update

EuroPCR is the annual official congress of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EACPI). EuroPCR 2024 was held 14-17 May in Paris, France. In this episode Dr. Chadi Alraies discusses the top 10 sessions from EuroPCR 2024. For more cardiology research news join our newsletter or follow us on Twitter , Facebook , LinkedIn or Instagram.

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GLP-1 Agonist Scripts Jumped 600% for Teens, Young Adults Since 2020

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- The number of adolescents and young adults prescribed a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist increased nearly 600% over the past few years, pharmacy data indicated. From 2020 to 2023, the number of individuals ages.

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SGLT2 Inhibitors Can Improve Anemia in Patients with CKD

HCPLive

Data from ERA 24 builds on previous research examining the effect of SGLT2 inhibitors on hemoglobin levels among patients with chronic kidney disease.

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High Yield Heart Health

Dr. Paddy Barrett

I want to give you the best opportunity to have optimal cardiovascular health. Most people want the highest-yield information to improve their heart health. Some people want the full masterclass, but most people just want the core content. The Heart Health Formula is the masterclass. And while it has EVERYTHING you need, it does take some time to get through it.

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Christus Health opens another heart institute

Becker's Hospital Review - Cardiology

Sulphur Springs, Texas-based Christus Health will expand its services and open a new cardiology location.

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Extreme temperatures may increase risk of stroke mortality, especially in low-income countries

Science Daily - Stroke

Extreme heat and extreme cold are both associated with increased risks of death from ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, according to a new study. The researchers found that the link between extreme temperatures and stroke mortality was stronger in low-income countries than in high-income countries.

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Analysis: Pulsed Field Afib Ablation Superior to Thermal Methods

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- Pulsed field ablation (PFA) trials continued to accrue positive data, as reported at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual meeting. Superiority, Finally Secondary analysis of the pivotal ADVENT trial showed that.

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Ultraprocessed Food Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Children, Study Finds

HCPLive

A recent study suggests that high ultraprocessed food consumption in preschool children is linked to increased cardiometabolic risk factors.

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Access Ends Tonight

Dr. Paddy Barrett

I met a friend of mine from the Middle East a few weeks ago. He has been reading this newsletter for over a year. He said he loves it. He doesn't read every article but reads most of them. He’s busy. We all are. When we were out for dinner, he asked me for the main things he needed to know about preventing heart disease. What causes heart disease?

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Signatures of heart attack

Science Daily - Heart Disease

Researchers have mapped the immune response in heart attacks and identified signatures that correlate with the clinical progression.

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Aficamten reduces symptoms in obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Nature Reviews - Cardiology

Nature Reviews Cardiology, Published online: 28 May 2024; doi:10.1038/s41569-024-01044-8 Data from the SEQUOIA-HCM trial show that aficamten, a cardiac myosin inhibitor, increases exercise capacity and improves quality of life in patients with symptomatic obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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Will FDA Advisors Look Past Hypoglycemia Risk With Once-Weekly Insulin?

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Concerns over hypoglycemia risk with an investigational once-weekly insulin product in patients with type 1 diabetes prompted the FDA to call an advisory committee together to weigh in on the matter. On Friday, the Endocrinologic.

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FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation to Blood Test Measuring Lp(a)

HCPLive

Announced on May 22, 2024, the Roche Diagnostics Tina-quant® Lp(a) assay measures lipoprotein (a) in a person’s bloodstream to evaluate cardiovascular risk.

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Mount Sinai Heart president honored with international cardiology award

Becker's Hospital Review - Cardiology

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, president of Mount Sinai Heart and physician-in-chief of the Mount Sinai Hospital, was honored with the World Heart Federation's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2024.