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8-hour time-restricted eating linked to a 91% higher risk of cardiovascular death

American Heart News - Heart News

Research Highlights: A study of over 20,000 adults found that those who followed an 8-hour time-restricted eating schedule, a type of intermittent fasting, had a 91% higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease. People with heart disease or cancer.

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8-hour time-restricted eating linked to a 91% higher risk of cardiovascular death

Science Daily - Heart Disease

A study of over 20,000 adults found that those who followed an 8-hour time-restricted eating schedule, a type of intermittent fasting, had a 91% higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

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Early Stroke Scare With Bivalent COVID Vaccines Unsupported by Large Study

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Investigation of an early signal for stroke associated with COVID-19 bivalent vaccines turned into suspicion of high-dose or adjuvanted flu shots instead, based on a large U.S. population-based study. When researchers inspected.

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Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: A Focus on Post-Dissection Care for the Vascular Medicine Clinician

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an uncommon condition which is increasingly recognized as a cause of significant morbidity. SCAD can cause acute coronary syndrome and myocardial infarction (MI), as well as sudden cardiac death. It presents similarly to atherosclerotic MI although typically in patients with few or no atherosclerotic risk factors, and particularly in women.

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Cardiac amyloidosis: New AI system developed for early diagnosis

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Cardiac amyloidosis is a serious disease in which abnormal proteins (amyloids) accumulate in the heart muscle and impair heart function. As the disease leads to serious complications such as heart insufficiency and, in many cases, death if left untreated, early diagnosis is essential in order to start treatment in good time.

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FDA Approves Aprocitentan (Tryvio) for Treatment-Resistant Hypertension

HCPLive

Idorsia Ltd. announced the FDA's approval of aprocitentan (Tryvio) for treatment-resistant hypertension on March 20, 2024.

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Novel Oral Antihypertensive Gets FDA's Blessing

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved aprocitentan (Tryvio), making it the first endothelin receptor antagonist for the treatment of high blood pressure (BP), Idorsia Pharmaceuticals announced on Wednesday. The once-daily oral medication is.

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Treating anxiety, depression in people with heart disease reduced ER visits, hospitalizations

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Treating anxiety and depression reduced emergency room visits and rehospitalizations among people with heart disease, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Treating anxiety, depression in people with heart disease reduced ER visits, hospitalizations

Science Daily - Heart Disease

Treating anxiety and depression significantly reduced hospital readmission and emergency room visits in people with heart disease.This may be the first study to show that treating anxiety and depression with medication or psychotherapy has a significant impact on heart disease outcomes.

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Graphic Images on Cigarettes of Smoking's Harm Are Constitutional, Court Rules

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- A federal requirement that cigarette packs and advertising include graphic images demonstrating the effects of smoking -- including pictures of smoke-damaged lungs and feet blackened by diminished blood flow -- does not violate.

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Bempedoic Acid Wins FDA Approval for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Primary, Secondary Prevention

HCPLive

The FDA's approval of the label expansion for bempedoic acid to include cardiovascular risk reduction is based on data from the CLEAR Outcomes trial.

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Exposure to tobacco before birth significantly increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in adults

American Heart News - Heart News

Research Highlights: Exposure to tobacco before birth and beginning smoking during childhood or adolescence were significantly associated with the development of Type 2 diabetes in adulthood, according to a study of nearly half a million adults in the.

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A 50-something with chest pain. Is there OMI? And what is the rhythm?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Written by Willy Frick A man in his 50s with history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and a 30 pack-year smoking history presented to the ER with 1 hour of acute onset, severe chest pain and diaphoresis. His ECG is shown: What do you think? The history thus far is highly suggestive of OMI, so we must study the ECG very closely to see if we can confirm this.

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Medicare to Cover Weight-Loss Drug Wegovy for Certain Patients

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Medicare will cover the weight-loss drug semaglutide (Wegovy) under its Part D drug program for patients with overweight or obesity who have preexisting heart disease and need the drug to prevent heart attacks or strokes, the.

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ARDS Due to COVID-19 Linked to Heart Damage Risk

HCPLive

New data from NIH investigators show acute respiratory distress syndrome from COVID-19 infection may trigger heart inflammation in patients.

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Ep 192 ED Adult Asthma Management Strategies For Improved Prognosis – A Stepwise Approach

ECG Cases

In this part 1 of our 2-part podcast series on Asthma Management we explore a systematic approach to managing patients presenting to the ED with asthma exacerbations. Our discussion will emphasize the critical role of a thorough history and physical examination in effectively stratifying patient risk and guiding treatment/disposition decisions. Additionally, we'll examine the importance of providing comprehensive discharge medications and instructions to mitigate both mortality and morbidity ass

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Severe lung infection during COVID-19 can cause damage to the heart

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can damage the heart even without directly infecting the heart tissue, a study has found. The research, published in the journal Circulation, specifically looked at damage to the hearts of people with SARS-CoV-2-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a serious lung condition that can be fatal.

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Heart Disease Outcomes Better When Anxiety, Depression Are Treated

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- In people with heart disease and comorbid anxiety or depression, mental health treatment showed strong links to better clinical outcomes in an observational analysis of the Ohio Medicaid database. Those hospitalized with coronary.

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Impact of Psychosocial Factors Highlighted Regarding Psoriatic Arthritis Joint Pain

HCPLive

The findings in this research letter allow for greater understanding of residual joint pain modulators, with the overall goal being to improve health outcomes for those with PsA.

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Postpartum weight retention and the early evolution of cardiovascular risk over the first 5 years after pregnancy

Cardiovascular Diabetology

The cumulative effect of postpartum weight retention from each pregnancy in a woman’s life may contribute to her risk of ultimately developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. However, there is limi.

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No elevated risk for stroke seen after COVID-19 bivalent vaccine receipt

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

For Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older, there is no evidence of elevated stroke risk immediately after vaccination with either brand of the COVID-19 bivalent vaccine, according to a study published in the March 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Glucose Changes in Type 1 Diabetes May Affect Thinking Speed

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- In type 1 diabetes, glucose fluctuations were linked with cognitive processing speed, but not sustained attention, researchers reported. According to data collected every 5 minutes from continuous glucose monitors, large fluctuations.

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FDA Grants Clearance to Sequel's twiist AID System for Type 1 Diabetes

HCPLive

The FDA has cleared Sequel's twiist, a novel automated insulin delivery system, expanding patient choice for individuals with type 1 diabetes.

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Free, weekly fresh produce improved diet, physical activity and reduced CVD risk factors

American Heart News - Heart News

Research Highlights: After 16 weeks of free, weekly home delivery of fresh produce, study participants boosted their fruit and vegetable consumption by almost ½ of a serving per day and added 42 minutes to their weekly level of physical activity. One.

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Embracing Cardiac Imaging: Overcoming Barriers, Adopting In-house Solutions, and Navigating Future Advancements

DAIC

Cardiac CT scans, recommended by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) as the primary testing strategy for patients with acute chest pain, are necessary for evaluating cases and determining treatment plans. Despite its importance, a substantial number of U.S. patients who require a cardiac CT miss out on receiving one due to limited access.

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Concomitant SSRI and Oral Anticoagulant Use Tied to Major Bleeding Risk

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Concomitant use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and oral anticoagulants (OACs) in patients with atrial fibrillation was tied to an increased risk of major bleeding compared with OAC use alone, a case-control.

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Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis Patients Benefited from Mediterranean-Ketogenic Diet Program

HCPLive

This analysis indicates that a combined, 22-week Mediterranean and ketogenic diet for patients with psoriatic disease led to beneficial results.

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Treating anxiety, depression in people with heart disease reduced ER visits, hospitalizations

American Heart News - Heart News

Research Highlights: Treating anxiety and depression significantly reduced hospital readmission and emergency room visits in people with heart disease. This may be the first study to show that treating anxiety and depression with medication or.

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Severe Lung Infection During COVID-19 Can Cause Damage to the Heart

DAIC

Getty Images milla1cf Wed, 03/20/2024 - 19:16 March 20, 2024 — SARS-CoV-2 , the virus that causes COVID-19 , can damage the heart even without directly infecting the heart tissue, a National Institutes of Health -supported study has found. The research, published in the journal Circulation, specifically looked at damage to the hearts of people with SARS-CoV2-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome ( ARDS ), a serious lung condition that can be fatal.

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Most Popular DOAC Holds Its Own Against Edoxaban in Those Age 80 and Up

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Very elderly people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (Afib) got the same stroke prevention benefits from edoxaban (Savaysa) and apixaban (Eliquis), though one drug was associated with more major bleeding in a comparative.

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Urinary miRNAs Enable Non-Invasive Prognostic Evaluation of IgA Nephropathy

HCPLive

Urinary miR-92a-3p, miR-425-5p, and miR-185-5p were significantly increased in patients with IgAN and were all associated with tubular atrophy/interstitial fibrosis.

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Severe lung infection during COVID-19 can cause damage to the heart

Science Daily - Heart Disease

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can damage the heart even without directly infecting the heart tissue, a new study has found. The research specifically looked at damage to the hearts of people with SARS-CoV2-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a serious lung condition that can be fatal. But researchers said the findings could have relevance to organs beyond the heart and also to viruses other than SARS-CoV-2.

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Effectiveness and safety of the combination of sodium–glucose transport protein 2 inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Cardiovascular Diabetology

Randomized controlled trials and real-world studies suggest that combination therapy with sodium–glucose transport protein 2 inhibitors (SGLT2is) and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) is ass.

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ACC Clinical Trials Research Program REACH(es) New Heights

DAIC

Getty Images milla1cf Tue, 03/19/2024 - 19:09 March 19, 2024 — The American College of Cardiology ( ACC ) has selected 50 learners for its 2024 – 2025 Clinical Trials Research (CTR) program , of whom 28 structural heart cardiologists and surgeons will participate in the CTR’s new Project REACH. This incoming cohort of learners will participate in a year-long curriculum designed to advance their skills and careers in clinical trials research and ensure that all individuals have the opportunity

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Iron Deficiency Linked to Poor Outcomes in Kidney Transplant Recipients

HCPLive

Iron deficiency, independent of anemia, may be a potentially modifiable target to improve patient-reported outcomes after kidney transplantation.

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A bioelectronic mesh capable of growing with cardiac tissues for comprehensive heart monitoring

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

A team of engineers led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and including colleagues from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently announced in Nature Communications that they had successfully built a tissue-like bioelectronic mesh system integrated with an array of atom-thin graphene sensors that can simultaneously measure both the electrical signal and the physical movement of cells in lab-grown human cardiac tissue.

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Prevalence and prognostic significance of cardiac autonomic neuropathy in community-based people with type 2 diabetes: the Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II

Cardiovascular Diabetology

There is a paucity of contemporary data on the prevalence and prognostic significance of cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) from community-based cohorts with type 2 diabetes assessed using gold standard method.