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Longer Sleep Improves Cardiovascular Outcomes: Time to Make Sleep a Priority
Longer Sleep Improves Cardiovascular Outcomes: Time to Make Sleep a Priority Causal diagrams demonstrating potential relationships between genetic causes (G) of sleep duration, sleep duration (S), and a cardiovascular outcome (Y). (A) G is a valid instrumental variable for the relationship of S and Y, and can be used to estimated the S–Y association (orange arrow). (B) G has a pleiotropic association with Y. Because there are no unmeasured confounders (U) of the S–Y association, causal mediation analysis can be used to estimate both the direct (pleiotropic) association of G and Y, and the indirect effect via S. (C) The pleiotropic effect of G on Y can be measured by blocking the pathway through S, which is done by conditioning on levels of S. (D) The effect of S on Y independently of G can be measured by blocking pathways through G and C (measured confounders) by conditioning or using matching methods.


Medscape and ACC Centers of Excellence
Medscape and ACC Centers of Excellence The ACC has collaborated with Medscape to create two Centers of Excellence on the topics of Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Heart Failure.


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Six pregnancy complications are among red flags  for heart disease later in life. American Heart Association Scientific Statement
Six pregnancy complications are among red flags for heart disease later in life. American Heart Association Scientific Statement Six pregnancy-related complications - high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, preterm delivery, small-for-gestational-age delivery, pregnancy loss or placental abruption – increase a woman’s risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation.


X International forum of cardiology and internal medicine
X International forum of cardiology and internal medicine Dear Colleagues! The jubilee X International Forum of Cardiology and Internal medicine in the online format has completed. Event diaries, abstract book, forum report, and full versions of video recordings of lectures are presented at the links


Eating meat ‘raises risk of heart disease, diabetes and pneumonia
Eating meat ‘raises risk of heart disease, diabetes and pneumonia UK researchers find link between regular meat intake and nine non-cancerous illnesses. Eating meat regularly increases a person’s risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia and other serious illnesses, research has found.


COVID-19 Vaccination for Healthcare Workers. What You Need to Know
COVID-19 Vaccination for Healthcare Workers. What You Need to Know As most of the world hopes for an end to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, trust in a vaccine provides a glimmer of hope. Limited quantities of 2 anti-COVID-19 vaccines are available in the United States, mandating prioritizing populations for vaccination. Healthcare workers (HCW) are key on the list, as they are on COVID-19 care front lines and are at high risk for exposure and transmission.


Current Overview on Hypercoagulability in COVID-19
Current Overview on Hypercoagulability in COVID-19 The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has brought many unique pathologies, such as coagulopathy, prompting a desperate need for effective management. COVID-19-associated coagulopathy (CAC) can cause various thromboembolic complications, especially in critically ill patients.


ESC/EACTS to Review Left Main Revascularization Guidance Patrice Wendling
ESC/EACTS to Review Left Main Revascularization Guidance Patrice Wendling The European Society of Cardiology and European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (ESC/EACTS) have announced they will review their joint recommendations for left main coronary artery disease in light of emerging data.



World Heart Day
World Heart Day On World Heart Day, 29 September 2020, we’re asking the world to Use Heart to beat CVD ... for your loved ones, society and you.