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It’s not just what we eat, but why we eat that’s important for heart health The study found that emotional eating was associated with cardiovascular problems, and that stress contributed to this relationship.



Very Hot, Very Cold Days Tied to Higher CVD Mortality Extremely hot and extremely cold temperatures were associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular mortality in an analysis of data from countries around the world.



Mortality After Acute Stroke Worsened by Accompanying Acute AF Acute atrial fibrillation (AF) is an independent predictor of severity of neurological deficits from early acute ischemic stroke and a high-probability predictor of death within 30 days after such strokes.



24% of Adults With Hypertension Have Subclinical Hypothyroidism The prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) was high, 24%, among people with hypertension in Gansu Province, China. The prevalence was 17% prevalence among normotensive adults from the same region.



Tirzepatide Cuts BP During Obesity Treatment CHICAGO — Treatment with the "twincretin" tirzepatide led to significant and potentially clinically meaningful cuts in 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure, compared with placebo, while causing modest increases in heart rate, in a prespecified substudy of the SURMOUNT-1 trial.



Preeclampsia Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke in Offspring Preeclampsia is a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, affecting as many as 5% of pregnancies worldwide. New evidence suggests that the complication doesn't end with delivery.



Four-Drug Combo Gets BP Down in One Step: QUARTET-USA Use of a combination antihypertensive product containing quarter doses of four different drugs could be an effective strategy to get patients to target blood pressures in one step, a new study suggests.



AI eye checks can predict heart disease risk in less than minute, finds study Breakthrough opens door to a highly effective, non-invasive test that does not need to be done in a clinic. An artificial intelligence tool that scans eyes can accurately predict a person’s risk of heart disease in less than a minute, researchers say.



ACC Issues Guidance on ED Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released an Expert Consensus Decision Pathway (ECDP) on the evaluation and disposition of acute chest pain in the emergency department (ED). Chest pain accounts for more than 7 million ED visits annually. A major challenge is to quickly identify the small number of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) among the large number of patients who have noncardiac conditions.



Adding Cardiac Shockwave to CABG Boosts LVEF, Function, QoL In patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery for ischemic cardiomyopathy, adjunctive cardiac shockwave therapy (SWT) improved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in the single-center CAST-HF study.


3 challenges to watch in global health in 2023
3 challenges to watch in global health in 2023 For the first two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, people working in the infectious diseases and global health spheres were largely focused on the new disease. In 2022, however, gears shifted. Covid didn’t go away, but diseases like flu that had been held in abeyance by the new virus and the measures we used to slow its spread — well, they’re baaack. From late summer onward in the United States, hospitals have been packed with people sick with one respiratory illness or another.


ADA Advises New BP, Lipid Targets for People With Diabetes
ADA Advises New BP, Lipid Targets for People With Diabetes New more aggressive targets for blood pressure and lipids are among the changes to the annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) Standards of Care in Diabetes — 2023. The document, long considered the gold standard for care of the more than 100 million Americans living with diabetes and prediabetes, was published December 12 as a supplement in Diabetes Care. The guidelines are also accessible to doctors via an app; last year's standards were accessed more than 4 million times.


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American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2022
American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2022 AHA’s Scientific Sessions 2022 in hybrid mode took place on Nov. 5-7, 2022, at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL.


ACC Calls for More Career Flexibility in Cardiology
ACC Calls for More Career Flexibility in Cardiology A new statement from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) is calling for a greater degree of career flexibility in the specialty to promote cardiologists' personal and professional well-being and preserve excellence in patient care.


American Heart Associated
American Heart Associated A new statement from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) is calling for a greater degree of career flexibility in the specialty to promote cardiologists' personal and professional well-being and preserve excellence in patient care.



Prof. Aronow's career path
Prof. Aronow's career path Dear colleagues! The Cardioprogress Foundation presents the excerpts from the memoirs of the International Journal of Heart and Vascular Diseases editorial board member Wilbert S. Aronov, a cardiologist, professor of medicine, member of the FACC, FAHA, FACP, FCCP, FASPC, AGSF, FGSA. Dr. Wilbert Solomon Aronow was born in New York City on October 30, 1931. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. His grandparents were rabbis in Russia. Doctor Aronov dedicated his professional career to medicine.


World Heart Day 2022 in Iloilo
World Heart Day 2022 in Iloilo Iloilo province made history for hosting this year’s World Heart Day. It was chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO) as pilot area for the celebration. As highlight of the event, the whole façade of the Iloilo provincial capitol was illuminated on Thursday night, Sept. 29. The ceremonial event was led by Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr.; Department of Health (DOH) undersecretaries Dr. Kenneth Ronquillo and Atty. Charade Grande; DOH Western Visayas regional director, Dr. Adriano Zubaan; and representatives from WHO, Resolve to Save Lives, and World Heart Federation.


Climate change and health inequity a deadly mix for the most vulnerable: World Heart Federation
Climate change and health inequity a deadly mix for the most vulnerable: World Heart Federation Geneva, 29 September 2022 - On World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is calling for urgent action on climate change and health inequity, with millions more lives now at risk from cardiovascular disease, which is still the world’s biggest killer.


New ESC Guidelines for Cutting CV Risk in Noncardiac Surgery
New ESC Guidelines for Cutting CV Risk in Noncardiac Surgery The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on cardiovascular assessment and management of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery have seen extensive revision since the 2014 version. They still have the same aim — to prevent surgery-related bleeding complications, perioperative myocardial infarction/injury (PMI), stent thrombosis, acute heart failure, arrhythmias, pulmonary embolism, ischemic stroke, and cardiovascular (CV) death.