Cardiology

 
Early Rhythm Control May Not be as Effective in Adults with Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation
July 21, 2022

Early rhythm control reduced CV complications regardless of AF pattern but for patients with a first AF diagnosis, risks for hospitalization and ACS were higher after early rhythm therapy.

7 New Drugs Approved for Primary Care: Q2 2022
July 07, 2022

From type 2 diabetes to chronic yeast infection, we have picked the top 7 FDA-approved drugs every primary care physician should know about from the second quarter.

Patients with Diabetes Face Higher Risk for Left-sided Valvular Stenotic Lesions
June 14, 2022

A new study found patients with T1D and T2D had a greater risk for stenotic lesions, whereas risk for valvular regurgitation was lower in those with T2D.

Novel FDA-cleared AFib History Software and Medication App Part of Newly Announced Apple Watch Update
June 13, 2022

Apple recently announced a new software release that will allow Apple Watch users access to health care-focused features and apps.

Is There Room for TikTok in Medicine? A Young Clinician Explains
May 25, 2022

Lead author of a recent study discusses why clinicians may be hesitant to use TikTok and how social media may shape health care going forward.

Quality of HTN-related Videos on TikTok: Study Author Shares Findings
May 13, 2022

Lead author of a recent study sat down with Patient Care to discuss how clinicians are using the popular video sharing app and the quality of content available.

Investigational Apple Watch App Effectively Identified Left Ventricular Dysfunction using AI
May 06, 2022

New study presented at Heart Rhythm 2022 showed applying AI to an Apple Watch ECG can effectively identify LV dysfunction in a nonclinical setting.

New Findings Suggest Need for Sex-specific Strategies to Prevent Heart Attacks in Young Adults
May 05, 2022

Seven risk factors accounted for 85% of the risk of first acute myocardial infarction in young adults in a new study.

Newly Developed Polygenic Risk Scores May Assist Decision-making in Primary Care
April 21, 2022

Researchers developed polygenic risk scores for 6 common diseases and informational resources to help primary care physicians incorporate them into clinical practice.

Study: “Detrimental” Effects of Obesity on Risk of Heart Failure Greatest Among Women Who Experience Late Menopause
April 13, 2022

Obesity significantly increased the risk of heart failure among women who experienced menopause at age ≥55 years in a new study.