Cardiology

 
Racial Minorities Less Likely to Receive CPR Regardless of Location, Community Makeup
April 01, 2022

ACC 2022. Black and Hispanic persons were 41% less likely than white individuals to receive CPR after cardiac arrest in public and 26% less likely when the event occurred in their home.

Coffee and Cardiovascular Health: Is There a Benefit?
March 31, 2022

ACC 2022. Can a couple of cups of coffee per day keep cardiovascular disease at bay? Findings from 3 new studies shed light.

Depression Following Myocardial Infarction Raises Stroke Risk in US Adults
March 30, 2022

ACC 2022. Large study of US adults showed those with depression following MI were 50% more likely to experience a stroke than those who did not have depression.

A Couple of Cups of Coffee a Day Keeps Cardiovascular Disease at Bay, Suggest New Studies
March 28, 2022

ACC.22: Findings from 3 studies show drinking 2-3 cups of coffee per day is associated with a reduced risk of CVD, abnormal heart rhythms, and mortality.

Newly Redesigned App Enables Rapid Screening for Cardiovascular Disease
March 24, 2022

Cardiovascular-health-focused company Eko redesigned its app to enable screening for cardiovascular disease within seconds during a physical exam.

Sudden Cardiac Death More Common in Men vs Women, Suggests New Study
March 21, 2022

Men were more likely to experience sudden cardiac death than women across all age groups in a new nationwide study.

COVID-19 Vaccination Safe in Patients with Previous Myocarditis, According to New Research
March 17, 2022

Adults with previous acute myocarditis did not experience recurrence or serious adverse events after COVID-19 vaccination in a small study presented at ESC Acute CardioVascular Care Congress 2022.

Serious Mental Illness Linked to Elevated Cardiovascular Risk in Analysis of Primary Care Patients
March 15, 2022

The increased risk of CVD was observed even in young adults with a serious mental illness, according to an analysis of nearly 600 000 US adults.

Sexual Assault, Workplace Harassment Raises Hypertension Risk in Middle-aged Women
February 24, 2022

A study of midlife women found those with a history of both sexual assault and workplace sexual harassment had the highest risk of hypertension.

Regular Use of Acetaminophen May Significantly Increase Hypertension and CV Risk
February 24, 2022

In the PATH-BP study, use of acetaminophen 4g/day increased BP among patients with hypertension by nearly 5 mm Hg within 2 weeks of beginning the regimen.