Social Vulnerabilities Linked to Cardiometabolic Risk in Pregnant Women in US, New Study FindsNovember 9th 2022
AHA 2022: Study authors say more research is needed to investigate the impact of targeting social determinants of health to improve cardiometabolic risk and mortality in pregnant women.
Study: “Worrisome” Changes in Cardiovascular Function Immediately after Vaping, Smoking Traditional CigarettesNovember 4th 2022
AHA 2022: Chronic users of either e-cigarettes or traditional cigarettes had acute changes in cardiovascular function and performed worse on exercise stress testing than never users in new study.
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.