More Rehospitalizations for Younger Women 1-Year Post-MI Younger women (those aged 18-55) have more adverse outcomes than men in the year after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and are at greater risk for both cardiac and noncardiac rehospitalizations, a new analysis of the VIRGO study suggests.
LAA Closure Outcomes Improve With CCTA: Swiss-Apero Subanalysis The largest multicenter randomized trial to date of CT angiography before left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) to treat atrial fibrillation has added to the evidence that the imaging technique on top of transesophageal echocardiography achieves a higher degree of short- and long-term success than TEE alone.
Up to 60% of stroke survivors may develop cognitive decline within a year Up to 60% of all stroke survivors develop memory and thinking problems within a year, and one-third go on to develop dementia within five years.
Risk of rehospitalization in younger women after heart attack nearly double that of men Women aged 55 years and younger have nearly double the risk of rehospitalization in the year immediately after a heart attack compared to men of similar age, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Cancer and heart disease services put at risk by coronavirus response UK Biobank study suggests heart scans could help identify early damage and guide post-treatment care.
Recognizing efforts to reduce the burden of cardiovascular and kidney disease in type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes is one of the leading causes of premature cardiovascular death and significantly contributes to cardiovascular morbidity and kidney disease.
Statin Primary Prevention Trial in HIV Halted for Efficacy An international clinical trial testing statin therapy for primary cardiovascular prevention in people living with HIV has been stopped early due to strong evidence of efficacy and safety in this population.
Heart Disease Risk May Start Before Birth A woman's prepregnancy heart health is critical to both her health as well as the health of the children she gives birth to, according to researchers.
Cancer survivors may be at heightened risk of cardiovascular disease An international clinical trial testing statin therapy for primary cardiovascular prevention in people living with HIV has been stopped early due to strong evidence of efficacy and safety in this population.
High Biomarker Level Plus Diabetes Predict Bad PCI Outcomes Among patients with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), those with a high platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) at the time of their procedure had a significantly higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) and stent thrombosis compared with similar patients with a low PLR during a median 2.4-year follow-up. Patients with PCI and a high PLR, but without type 2 diabetes, were not at increased risk for these outcomes compared with similar patients with a low PLR.
Career paths for cardiologists in industry: pharmaceutical, medical insurance, health technology and management consulting Cardiologists have opportunities to transition to different roles outside of traditional clinical care. In this article, we describe the potential opportunities for cardiologists in pharmaceutical, medical insurance, health technology and management consulting. We highlight some unique considerations for each industry and discuss a strategic approach to engage in these opportunities.
New AHA Statement on Ischemia After Cardiac Surgery The American Heart Association (AHA) outlines "considerations" on the management of acute postoperative myocardial ischemia (PMI) after cardiac surgery in a scientific statement.
Insomnia, Short Sleep Linked to Greater Risk for MI Insomnia — difficulty falling or staying asleep — was associated with a 69% greater risk of having a myocardial infarction (MI) than among adults without insomnia, according to new research.
New ACC, AHA, SCAI Interventional Cardiology Training Guidance The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) have jointly issued new guidance outlining competency-based advanced training requirements for interventional cardiology trainees.
Guidance for PCI Without Onsite Surgical Backup Updated The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has issued an updated expert consensus statement to provide clearer guidance on what percutaneous coronary angioplasty cases can be done in outpatient settings such as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and office-based laboratories and which are best left to more traditional settings, such as hospitals with full cardiac support.
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 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.
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 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 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.