COVID Vax Protects People of All Body Weights From Severe Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- COVID-19 vaccines protected against severe disease and death in people with overweight or obesity, a large English study found. Compared with the unvaccinated, vaccinated individuals in each BMI group experienced significantly... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 1, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Antithrombotic Prophylaxis No Help in Outpatients With COVID
(MedPage Today) -- The routine use of antithrombotic therapies to prevent thromboembolic complications provided no benefit for symptomatic outpatients with COVID-19, according to the results of two randomized trials. In the OVID trial, the 30... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 30, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Bye-Bye, 'Life's Simple 7': AHA Redefines Cardiovascular Health by Adding Sleep
(MedPage Today) -- The American Heart Association (AHA) revised its checklist of what constitutes heart health after more than a decade promoting "Life's Simple 7." The new "Life's Essential 8" is scored on a 100-point scale and includes sleep... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 30, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Primary Care Screening Flops in Detecting Diabetic Eye Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Fundoscopic examination in a primary care setting was no boon for the detection of diabetic retinopathy, a retrospective cohort study showed. Among 59 patients with diabetes who underwent both a primary care exam and a professional... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 28, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

COVID-Heart Reporting Rules; HVAD Batteries Recalled; Leaky Cement Stabs Heart
(MedPage Today) -- The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association released unified data standards for reporting of cardiovascular conditions related to COVID-19. (Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes) Environmental... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 28, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Certified Stroke Care Access May Be Reduced for Black Americans
(MedPage Today) -- Structural discrimination may reduce access to certified stroke center care for Black Americans, an observational study suggested. Black, racially segregated communities had the highest likelihood of hospitals with certified... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 27, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Liver Cirrhosis Tied to Elevated Risk for Stroke
(MedPage Today) -- Liver cirrhosis was linked to a greater risk for stroke in a large retrospective study, and the association was independent of established cardiovascular risk factors, a research reported. In the study of nearly 1.3 million... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 26, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Reproductive History Linked to Later Stroke Risk
(MedPage Today) -- A history of infertility, recurrent miscarriage, or stillbirth may be a risk factor for stroke later in life, according to an analysis of eight prospective cohort studies. Among over 600,000 women, infertility was associated... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 23, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Landmark Pig Heart Recipient Had Xenograft Failure, Porcine Virus
(MedPage Today) -- Several lines of inquiry remain for why the recipient of the world's first pig-to-human heart xenotransplantation died 2 months later. The transplant surgeon Bartley Griffith, MD, of University of Maryland School of Medicine... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 22, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Landmark Pig Heart Recipient Succumbed to Xenograft Rejection, Had Porcine Virus
(MedPage Today) -- It turns out that the world's first pig-to-human heart xenotransplantation had resulted in atypical rejection that may have contributed to the patient's death 2 months later, according to the team behind the pioneering surgery... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 22, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Edges Out Sleeve Gastrectomy for 10-Year Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass yielded slightly better weight loss at 10 years compared with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, according to results from the randomized SLEEVEPASS study. Among 240 patients with obesity, estimated mean... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 22, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Survivors Who Work Out See Heart Benefits
(MedPage Today) -- Physical activity among long-term breast cancer survivors was associated with better global longitudinal strain (GLS), though not left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), data from a cohort study found. Compared with inactive... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 21, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Unexplained Syncope in Young Man With Inherited Arrhythmia Disorder
(MedPage Today) -- Diagnosis of Brugada syndrome should be followed by genetic testing, authors urge (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 21, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Mortality Risk Linked With Balance on One Leg
(MedPage Today) -- The ability to complete a 10-second one-legged stance in mid- to late life was associated with all-cause mortality, longitudinal data showed. People who could not hold a one-legged stance for 10 seconds had nearly twice the... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 21, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Hearts in Extreme Heat; Pandemic's Heart Transplant Policies; Entresto Titration
(MedPage Today) -- Preexisting atrial fibrillation was a predictor of poor outcomes after noncardiac surgery. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology) Cardiovascular deaths tend to go up on extreme heat days exceeding 90°F in the U... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 21, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news