March 29th 2023
Among persons with prediabetes who reverted to normoglycemia, only those who remained physically active saw a reduced risk of all-cause death, study authors report.
March 27th 2023
Aspirin Associated with Increased Risk for Incident Heart Failure in Large Patient-level Pooled AnalysisNovember 23rd 2021
Treatment with aspirin of patients with cardiovascular risk factors was consistently associated with a greater than 25% risk of incident HF, another strike against the OTC antithrombotic.
Gregory Marcus, MD, MAS, Reviews the Coffee and Real-time Atrial & Ventricular Ectopy (CRAVE) TrialNovember 15th 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.
Coffee Had Negligible Effect on Atrial Arrhythmias but Was Linked to PVCs, Study FindsNovember 15th 2021
AHA 2021. Coffee increased PVCs by 54% in regular coffee drinkers and decreased sleep by more than 30 minutes; it also significantly increased daily step count and slightly improved SVT.
Study Highlights Factors that Influence Patient Engagement with Remote CVD Risk Reduction InterventionNovember 12th 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.
Automated Statin-associated Muscle Symptom Tracker May Help Tailor Therapy, Improve AdherenceNovember 10th 2021
AHA Scientific Sessions 2021. Statin-associated muscle symptoms complicate treatment initiation and adherence; a new mHealth tool shows promise in reducing treatment cessation.
Effective BP Reduction Achieved via Hypertension Remote Care Program During LockdownNovember 10th 2021
AHA Scientific Sessions 2021: Blood pressure reductions to clinical targets were achieved by patients with sustained hypertension through a remote health care delivery program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Living in More Socially Vulnerable Neighborhood Linked to Worse Outcomes in Hospitalized COVID-19 PatientsNovember 9th 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 StudyNovember 8th 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.