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New study highlights the importance of avoiding both exogenous hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism to decrease CV risk am...
05/22/2022
Keeping thyroid hormone treatment on target is key for the heart

New study highlights the importance of avoiding both exogenous hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism to decrease CV risk among patients receiving thyroid hormone treatment.

'Both undertreatment and overtreatment were associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes,' including higher mortality, but keeping thyroid hormone levels normal is a tricky task.

Cardiologist, hacker, ransomware developer. Multitasking French-Venezuelan citizen faces criminal charges in the U.S.
05/21/2022
Doc faces U.S. federal charges for hacking, ransomware

Cardiologist, hacker, ransomware developer. Multitasking French-Venezuelan citizen faces criminal charges in the U.S.

Dr. Zagala's Thanos software allows users to create their own unique ransomware software for personal use or to rent to other cybercriminals.

Blaming underrepresented minority groups in clinical trials on medical mistrust is the easy answer but, as this article ...
05/20/2022
Why do clinical trials still underrepresent minority groups?

Blaming underrepresented minority groups in clinical trials on medical mistrust is the easy answer but, as this article explains, it’s so much more complicated than that.

The FDA wants researchers conducting clinical trials to submit a plan on how they will diversify participant pools. While the effort to undo underrepresentation is appreciated, many say it's not enough.

A recent ISCHEMIA trial substudy is under scrutiny from surgeons for a data discrepancy, rekindling concerns about relia...
05/20/2022
ISCHEMIA substudy data don't add up, cardiac surgeons say

A recent ISCHEMIA trial substudy is under scrutiny from surgeons for a data discrepancy, rekindling concerns about reliance on the landmark trial data in the latest coronary revascularization guidelines.

Discrepancies between the paper and supplemental data have been slow to come to light, but the substudy authors say it's a simple formatting error.

The ketogenic diet is emerging as an effective strategy not only to promote weight loss, but also to manage many comorbi...
05/19/2022
Low-calorie ketogenic diet improves immune function

The ketogenic diet is emerging as an effective strategy not only to promote weight loss, but also to manage many comorbidities associated with obesity.

"Despite the strong weight loss it induces, it preserves muscle mass and function and improves resting metabolic rate."

Patients with aortic stenosis may benefit by undergoing a valve replacement earlier than conventionally thought before e...
05/19/2022
Timing of Heart Valve Surgery Crucial Shows Research

Patients with aortic stenosis may benefit by undergoing a valve replacement earlier than conventionally thought before experiencing irreversible heart muscle damage.

Valve replacement heart surgery should be performed earlier than conventionally thought for people with aortic stenosis say researchers.

Investigators expected to see normal BMI associated with a lower prevalence of cardiovascular conditions. That’s not wha...
05/19/2022
A surprise and a mystery: NAFLD in lean patients linked to CVD risk

Investigators expected to see normal BMI associated with a lower prevalence of cardiovascular conditions. That’s not what they found.

The link between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and higher risk of CVD may extend beyond people who are overweight or living with obesity.

Stroke might be the first manifestation of an underlying cancer, an intriguing new study finds. #ESOC2022
05/18/2022
Stroke in the young: Cancer in disguise?

Stroke might be the first manifestation of an underlying cancer, an intriguing new study finds. #ESOC2022

"Stroke in the young differs from stroke in older patients, and one of the major differences is that stroke in the young has a higher proportion of cryptogenic stroke."

The twincretin era for treating patients with type 2 diabetes has begun.
05/18/2022
Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) approved for type 2 diabetes

The twincretin era for treating patients with type 2 diabetes has begun.

Endocrinologists voice enthusiasm for the first approved agent for patients with type 2 diabetes that is a dual incretin agonist, but they also express concern about cost and patient accessibility.

A unique study uses narrative inquiry to explore the domains of psychosocial adjustments of veterans living with HF and ...
05/18/2022
Stories of the Heart: Illness Narratives of Veterans Living With Heart Failure

A unique study uses narrative inquiry to explore the domains of psychosocial adjustments of veterans living with HF and the important implications for interdisciplinary health care research and clinical practice.

This study used narrative inquiry to explore illness narratives for veterans living with heart failure and how they adjust to this significant and impactful illness

PHOTO ROUNDS: Substantially enlarged cardiac silhouette. Dx? #JournalofFamilyPractice
05/17/2022
Substantially enlarged cardiac silhouette

PHOTO ROUNDS: Substantially enlarged cardiac silhouette. Dx? #JournalofFamilyPractice

This case highlights an impressive manifestation of a diagnosis that affects many people around the world.

Both “white-coat” and “masked” hypertension underscore the importance of @AHA's recommendation for home BP monitoring. #...
05/16/2022
Home BP monitoring is essential

Both “white-coat” and “masked” hypertension underscore the importance of @AHA's recommendation for home BP monitoring. #JournalofFamilyPractice

Office BPs are notoriously inaccurate, because it is exceedingly difficult to measure BP properly in a busy office setting.

Phase 2 trial results are promising for effective and safer management of hyperglycemia in acute stroke patients with GL...
05/16/2022
Exenatide linked to less hyperglycemia after stroke

Phase 2 trial results are promising for effective and safer management of hyperglycemia in acute stroke patients with GLP-1 agonist.

The diabetes drug may offer better control than insulin for hyperglycemia, a common condition following stroke that leads to worse outcomes.

As many as 240K people per year in the U.S. experience a TIA, review the updated work-up and treatment recommendations. ...
05/15/2022
Managing TIA: Early action and essential risk-reduction steps

As many as 240K people per year in the U.S. experience a TIA, review the updated work-up and treatment recommendations. #JournalofFamilyPractice

Your patient with a focal neurologic deficit is rushed to the ED for diagnostic imaging. Which initial and long-term interventions can best reduce their risk of recurrent TIA and stroke?

75% of clinicians appropriately screen their pregnant patients for hypertensive disorders, but only 25% comprehensively ...
05/15/2022
Screening for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy is often incomplete

75% of clinicians appropriately screen their pregnant patients for hypertensive disorders, but only 25% comprehensively identify their cardiovascular risk, according to a recent survey in the U.S.

Approximately 74% of physicians and allied professionals reported screening, but only 25% identified all cardiovascular risks.

Colombia is the first Latin American country to back death by suicide for those suffering serious or incurable illnesses...
05/14/2022
Colombia court approves medically assisted suicide

Colombia is the first Latin American country to back death by suicide for those suffering serious or incurable illnesses.

The ruling requires that patients meet the standards already in place for euthanasia.

25% of adolescents living with obesity are unaware of their condition, in part by society’s failure to recognize and tre...
05/14/2022
One in four obese teens don't know they're obese

25% of adolescents living with obesity are unaware of their condition, in part by society’s failure to recognize and treat obesity as a chronic disease.

Two-thirds of adolescents living with obesity feel it is their sole responsibility to deal with their excess weight.

Use of race-based diabetes screening thresholds could reduce the disparity that arises from the current USPSTF screening...
05/14/2022
Screening for diabetes at normal BMIs could cut racial disparities

Use of race-based diabetes screening thresholds could reduce the disparity that arises from the current USPSTF screening guidelines.

Diabetes screening for Asian and Black individuals aged 35 and over, even at BMIs that are not considered overweight, would be 'a good place to start' to reduce disparities.

#Cardiometabolic damage is evident in overweight children as early as 6-8 years of age, but absent in 2-5 year olds. Lon...
05/13/2022
'Critical window' to intervene for weight issues in early childhood

#Cardiometabolic damage is evident in overweight children as early as 6-8 years of age, but absent in 2-5 year olds. Long-running Danish study suggests a short window for intervention.

"Detection needs to start as early as age 2-5 years because if you wait just a few years longer these children will show early signs of disease starting to take hold."

Despite having minimal impact on HbA1c, a vegan diet results in clinically significant weight loss and can be used in th...
05/13/2022
Vegan diet helps shed pounds but doesn't dint diabetes

Despite having minimal impact on HbA1c, a vegan diet results in clinically significant weight loss and can be used in the management of overweight and T2D. #ECO2022

A vegan diet most likely led to weight loss because it is "associated with a reduced calorie intake due to a lower content of fat and higher content of dietary fiber."

Those who are unvaccinated against COVID pose a disproportionate risk to those who are vaccinated, according to a mathem...
05/12/2022
My Choice? Unvaccinated Pose Outsize Risk to Vaccinated

Those who are unvaccinated against COVID pose a disproportionate risk to those who are vaccinated, according to a mathematical modeling study. http://ms.spr.ly/6181bJcb1

A mathematical model underscores the fact that vaccination is more than a personal choice and provides support for vaccine mandates and passports, according to the authors.

Post Watchman implantation therapy of warfarin or DOAC anticoagulation alone, without aspirin, reduces major adverse eve...
05/11/2022
Antithrombotic therapies shifting for Watchman LAA occlusion

Post Watchman implantation therapy of warfarin or DOAC anticoagulation alone, without aspirin, reduces major adverse events with lower rates of bleeding.

National registry data show substantial deviation from the treatment protocols used in the pivotal randomized trials in the years following approval of the device.

Trial underway as two Ohio counties seek $878 million from the three largest retail pharmacies to help alleviate the hea...
05/11/2022
Walgreens, CVS, Walmart Begin $878 Million Opioid Trial in Ohio

Trial underway as two Ohio counties seek $878 million from the three largest retail pharmacies to help alleviate the health crisis caused by the opioid epidemic.

CVS, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Walmart on Tuesday begin a first-of-its-kind trial to determine what the pharmacy chains owe for their role in the opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties, which are seeking $878 million.

Telehealth is here to stay as 9 out of 10 patients surveyed would recommend telemedicine to their friends and family.
05/10/2022
Telehealth continues to loom large, say experts

Telehealth is here to stay as 9 out of 10 patients surveyed would recommend telemedicine to their friends and family.

Nine out of ten patients would recommend telemedicine to friends and family, and most physicians say they're willing to devote significant time to telemedicine visits, according to survey.

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