Cardiology

 
Oral PCSK9 Inhibitor Significantly Reduced High Levels of Cholesterol in Phase 1 Trials
November 18, 2021

AHA 2021: New research showed MK-0616, an investigative oral PCSK9 inhibitor, was associated with a near 65% decrease in LDL-C.

Remote Program Improves Blood Pressure and Cholesterol in High-risk Patients
November 16, 2021

AHA 2021: Study suggests remote hypertension and hyperlipidemia management programs may expand telehealth delivery, increase access to care, and reduce health inequities.

Gregory Marcus, MD, MAS, Reviews the Coffee and Real-time Atrial & Ventricular Ectopy (CRAVE) Trial
November 15, 2021

AHA 2021: Marcus, lead author of CRAVE, says it found little effect of caffeine on atrial arrhythmias, a significant effect on PVCs, a negative effect on sleep, and a boosting effect on physical activity.

AHA 2021: Novel Fitbit Algorithm Correctly Detected Undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation
November 15, 2021

AHA 2021: Novel software algorithm used in Fitbit wearable devices accurately detected undiagnosed atrial fibrillation about 98% of the time, showed results of the Fitbit Heart Study.

Study Highlights Factors that Influence Patient Engagement with Remote CVD Risk Reduction Intervention
November 12, 2021

AHA Scientific Sessions 2021: Employment status and higher caregiver burden were linked to increased engagement with a videoconferencing-based intervention to reduce the risk of CVD.

EHR-integrated Remote Monitoring of Hypertension: A Pilot Study in Primary Care
November 12, 2021

EHR-integrated remote BP monitoring was evaluated in a primary care Medicare population to assess uptake and initial effects on hypertension management.

ACC/AHA 2021 Chest Pain Evaluation & Diagnosis Guidelines: Top 10 Take-homes
November 11, 2021

Chest pain evaluation requires timely and accurate distinction between serious and benign causes. The 2021 ACC/AHA guideline authors provide 10 important reminders.

Living in More Socially Vulnerable Neighborhood Linked to Worse Outcomes in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
November 09, 2021

AHA Scientific Sessions 2021: New research found living in socially vulnerable neighborhoods increased the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, or death among hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

Young Black Adults Experienced Rising Burden of CVD Risk Factors, Worse Hospital Outcomes in 10-year Study
November 08, 2021

AHA Scientific Sessions 2021: National study of over 2.9 million young Black adults showed increased rates of CVD risk factors and worsened hospital outcomes between 2007 and 2017.

Bariatric Surgery: Clinician and Patient Barriers to the First Conversation
November 02, 2021

A clinical psychologist from the Mayo Clinic Bariatric Center in Jacksonville, FL, explains and corrects key misperceptions that inhibit open discussion of the therapy.