• 97533+ Medical Conferences
  • 210 Specialties
  • 17424 Organizers
  • 119734 Speakers
  • 149 Countries
  • 3769 Cities
32511+
CME Conference Registrations Sold

SEARCH NEWS
Or

January 2018 Briefing - Cardiology

Thu, Feb 1, 2018

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cardiology for January 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Characteristics of Asymptomatic Paroxysmal A-Fib Identified

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF), determinants of asymptomatic status have been identified, and mortality is increased for these patients, according to a study published in the December issue of CHEST.

Abstract
Full Text

Statin, BP Lowering Meds Don't Impact Erectile Function

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For older men with at least one cardiovascular risk factor, treatment with statin and/or pharmacologic blood pressure reduction does not significantly impact erectile function, according to a study published in the January issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Prevalence of PE Low for Patients Presenting to ER With Syncope

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope, the prevalence of pulmonary embolism (PE) is low, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text

E-Cigarette Smoke Carcinogenic to Murine Lung, Bladder

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) smoke causes damage to DNA and reduces repair activity in a mouse model and in human cells, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Abstract/Full Text

Mortality, CVD, T2DM Risks Not Up for Living Kidney Donors

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Living kidney donors have no increased risks for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or adverse psychological health outcomes, according to a review published online Jan. 30 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Regulators Trying to Reduce Physician Burden Linked to EHR

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is trying to address some of the issues relating to physician electronic health record (EHR) burden, partly with the appointment of Don Rucker, M.D., who is skilled in informatics and board-certified in emergency and internal medicine, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

Abstract/Full Text

Pre-Op Physical Therapy May Cut Pulmonary Complications

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A 30-minute preoperative physical therapy session focused on breathing exercises is associated with a reduced incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) among patients undergoing upper abdominal surgery, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in The BMJ.

Abstract/Full Text

Health Care Spending Up, Mainly Due to Rising Prices

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans under age 65 years who were insured through their employer spent more than ever before on health care in 2016, with faster spending growth in 2016 than in recent years, according to the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)'s annual Health Care Cost and Utilization Report.

More Information

Hearing Loss Common Among Heart Failure Patients

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three-quarters of patients aged 70 or older with heart failure (HF) have hearing loss, according to a research letter published online Jan. 25 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Smokers Have Distorted View of Onset of Adverse Consequences

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with nonsmokers, smokers believe the mild and severe adverse consequences of smoking will take a longer time to develop, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Cognitive Psychology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Left Bundle Branch Block Tied to Left Ventricular Dysfunction

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is associated with a smaller degree of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) improvement compared with other QRS morphologies, according to a study published in the Jan. 23 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Odds of Post-Op Mortality Increase As Weekend Approaches

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Following elective surgery, the odds of mortality rise in a graded manner as the day of the week of surgery approaches the weekend, according to research published in the February issue of Medical Care.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Diabetes Impacts Mortality in Breast Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer-specific mortality remains higher among women with diabetes who have longer diabetes duration or preexisting cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in Diabetes Care.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Biomarkers Help Identify CHF Patients Needing Med Titration

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Using biomarkers to identify heart failure patients for up-titration of medications may improve mortality and hospitalization rates, according to a study published in the Jan. 30 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Up Even Smoking 1 Cigarette/Day

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking one cigarette per day is still associated with a significant increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, according to research published online Jan. 24 in The BMJ.

Abstract/Full Text
Editorial

Care for Key Surgical Issues Up With ACA Medicaid Expansion

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with five common surgical conditions, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)'s Medicaid expansion was associated with increased probability of early presentation and of receiving optimal management, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in JAMA Surgery.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Influenza, Some Viral URIs Increase Risk of Acute MI

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Certain respiratory infections, especially influenza, are associated with an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction during the first seven days after respiratory specimen collection, according to a study published in the Jan. 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Probiotics Tied to Lower Preterm Delivery, Preeclampsia Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Probiotic milk consumption during pregnancy may be tied to a reduced incidence of preeclampsia and preterm delivery, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in BMJ Open.

Abstract/Full Text

In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival Differs With Time of Day

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) that occurs during off-hours remains lower versus on-hours IHCA, according to a study published in the Jan. 30 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

No Maintenance Period Seen After Weight Loss Plan Completed

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Patients may begin to regain weight immediately after completing a weight management program, according to a study published recently in Obesity.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Out-of-Pocket Expenditures Down With ACA Implementation

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with reduced out-of-pocket spending, although increases were noted in mean premium spending, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text

Available Evidence on Marijuana's Cardiovascular Effects Is Scant

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The evidence examining associations between marijuana use and cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes is limited, according to a review published online Jan. 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking 15.5 Percent in 2016

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of cigarette smoking was 15.5 percent in 2016, which was not significantly different from the 15.1 percent prevalence in 2015, according to research published in the Jan. 19 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Abstract/Full Text

New ACC/AHA Recs Developed for BP Evaluation, Management

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New recommendations have been developed for the prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of high blood pressure (BP). The recommendations are summarized in an article published online Jan. 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)
Ideas and Opinions (subscription or payment may be required)

Bikram Yoga Improves Vascular Health With or Without Heat

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bikram yoga is associated with endothelium-dependent vasodilation (as measured using brachial artery flow-mediated dilation) in a heated or thermoneutral environment, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in Experimental Physiology.

Abstract
Full Text

Anticoagulation Guidance Issued for Cardiopulmonary Bypass

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical practice guidelines for anticoagulation therapy for cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) have been developed and were published in the February issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Greater Prior Authorization Requirements Seen for PCSK9i Rx

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Prior authorization (PA) requirements are greater for proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors (PCSK9is) than for other cardiometabolic drugs, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Abstract/Full Text
Editorial

Sleep Extension Can Lead to Reduced Free Sugar Intake

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For adults who are habitually short sleepers, a personalized sleep extension protocol is feasible and may improve diet by reducing sugar intake, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Abstract/Full Text

LDL-C Still High in Autosomal Recessive Hypercholesterolemia

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia (ARH), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels remain high despite intensive treatment, according to a study published in the Jan. 23 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Interactive Simulation Can Affect Activity Intentions in T2DM

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An interactive, personalized simulation can change behavioral intentions among individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study published in the January to June issue of JMIR Diabetes.

Abstract/Full Text

Pharmacist Participation in Stroke Response Cuts Door➜Needle Time

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having a pharmacist at bedside during acute ischemic stroke is associated with significantly shorter door-to-needle (DTN) times, according to a study published recently in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Increased Risk of Complications With Bariatric Surgery

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bariatric surgery is associated with lower risks of obesity-related comorbidities but a clinically important increased risk for complications compared with medical treatment, according to a study published in the Jan. 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on obesity.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Professionals Disagree About Asking Patients About Sexuality

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- National Health Service (NHS) England recently recommended that professionals ask all patients their sexual orientation at every opportunity, although opinions are divided on whether this is appropriate, according to an article published online Jan. 17 in The BMJ.

Abstract/Full Text

Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy, RYGB Equally Effective in Weight Loss

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with morbid obesity, there is no statistically significant difference in terms of weight loss at five years after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy versus laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, according to two studies published in the Jan. 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on obesity.

Abstract/Full Text - Peterli (subscription or payment may be required)
Abstract/Full Text - Salminen (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Nearly 30 Percent of Veterans Report Current Tobacco Use

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Overall, 29.2 percent of veterans report current use of one of five tobacco products, according to research published in the Jan. 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Abstract/Full Text

Brain Is Susceptible to Acute MI, Chronic Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Acute myocardial infarction (MI) and chronic heart failure have effects on the brain, according to a study published in the Jan. 23 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Reduced All-Cause Mortality for Obese Patients After Bariatric Sx

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery have reduced all-cause mortality; and obese adults with type 2 diabetes who undergo gastric bypass have improved outcomes compared with lifestyle and intensive medical management alone, according to two studies published in the Jan. 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on obesity.

Abstract/Full Text - Reges (subscription or payment may be required)
Abstract/Full Text - Ikramuddin (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Rising BMI Has Slowed Improvement in U.S. Mortality

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of improvement in mortality in the United States has been slowed by rising body mass index (BMI), according to a study published online Jan. 15 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Abstract/Full Text

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Nontraditional CVD Risk Factors

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that current evidence is insufficient to assess the use of nontraditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment. They also conclude that evidence is lacking for the use of the ankle-brachial index (ABI) to screen for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in asymptomatic individuals. These findings form the basis of two draft recommendation statements published online Jan. 16 by the USPSTF.

Evidence Review - CVD
Draft Recommendation Statement - CVD
Comment on Recommendation Statement - CVD
Evidence Review - PAD
Draft Recommendation Statement - PAD
Comment on Recommendation Statement - PAD

Wearable Patch Can Assess Heart Failure States

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Wearable technology that records cardiac function, along with machine learning algorithms, can assess compensated and decompensated heart failure states, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in Circulation: Heart Failure.

Abstract/Full Text

Higher CVD Risk With Early Menarche, Menopause

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Reproductive factors, including early menarche and menopause, are associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Heart.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Increased Risk of Thrombosis in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) have increased risk of arterial thrombosis and venous thrombosis across all age groups and MPN subtypes, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Sauna Exposure Improves Cardiovascular Function

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sauna exposure is associated with improvements in cardiovascular function and arterial compliance, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in the Journal of Human Hypertension.

Abstract/Full Text

AMA Offering New Nutrition Science Course for Physicians

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The American Medical Association (AMA) is offering a three-hour online nutrition course for physicians to help patients make the nutritional changes they need to prevent and help treat heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

More Information

Worry About Deportation May Increase CV Risk Factors

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Worry about deportation is significantly tied to higher levels of known cardiovascular risk factors, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text

Duration of Diabetes, Prediabetes Linked to Presence of CAC

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes and prediabetes duration are both independently associated with the presence of coronary artery calcified plaque (CAC) and left ventricular dysfunction, according to a study published online Jan. 9 in Diabetes Care.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

AMA Online Tools Address Systems-Level Physician Burnout

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tools and resources have been developed to help address physician burnout at the systems level, which may affect more than half of doctors, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

More Information

Adherence to Healthy Diet May Cut Effects of Genetics on Obesity

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Improving adherence to healthy dietary patterns may help reduce the genetic association with weight gain, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in The BMJ.

Abstract/Full Text
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Psoriasis Is Independent Risk Factor for Comorbidity in Children

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children with psoriasis have an increased risk of comorbidities compared to children without psoriasis, independent of obesity, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in JAMA Dermatology.

Abstract/Full Text

Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale Cuts Recurrent Stroke/TIA Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Percutaneous and transcatheter patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure prevent recurrent stroke in adults with PFO and cryptogenic stroke, according to two reviews published online Jan. 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text - De Rosa (subscription or payment may be required)
Abstract/Full Text - Shah (subscription or payment may be required)

High-Risk Plaque on Coronary CTA Linked to Future MACE

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For outpatients with stable chest pain, high-risk plaque found by coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is associated with subsequent major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), according to a study published online Jan. 10 in JAMA Cardiology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Economic Impact of Physicians Quantified for 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians have a large economic impact across the nation, creating an aggregate of $2.3 trillion of economic activity and supporting employment of nearly 12.6 million Americans, according to a report published by the American Medical Association.

More Information

Predictors of Improved CVD Risk Factors After Bariatric Sx ID'd

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Increased weight loss, female sex, and younger age predict increased probability of resolution of specific cardiovascular disease risk factors (CVD-RFs) in adolescents undergoing metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS), according to a study published online Jan. 8 in Pediatrics.

Abstract/Full Text

Vitamin D3 Improves Arterial Stiffness in Dose-Response Way

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For overweight African-Americans with vitamin D deficiency, arterial stiffness is improved by vitamin D3 supplementation in a dose-response manner, according to a study published online Dec. 7 in PLOS ONE.

Abstract/Full Text

AICDs Effective for Symptoms, Lethal Arrhythmia in Brugada

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are effective in young patients with symptomatic Brugada syndrome, according to a study published in the Jan. 16 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Follow-Up Delta CHA2DS2-VASc Score Better Predicts CVA in A-Fib

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Assessing change in the CHA2DS2-VASc score over time is more predictive of ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) than the baseline score, according to a study published in the Jan. 16 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Kidney Injury Common After Non-Kidney Transplants in Children

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In children who receive a non-kidney solid organ transplant, acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in the first year after surgery and is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online Dec. 29 in the American Journal of Transplantation.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Tied to Higher CVD Risk

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There is an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) among patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), especially those who undergo splenectomy, according to a study published online Jan. 3 in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

CV Exercise Betters Cardiac Aging in Sedentary Middle-Aged Adults

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two years of high-intensity exercise training (ExT) is associated with improved maximal oxygen uptake and reduced cardiac stiffness in previously sedentary healthy middle-aged adults, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in Circulation.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Physicians Frequently Continue to Work While Ill

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many physicians continue working and caring for patients while they are sick, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

Abstract/Full Text

Hydrochlorothiazide May Up Basal, Squamous Cell Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hydrochlorothiazide use is associated with an increased risk of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), with evidence of a dose-response relationship, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Incomplete Revascularization in PCI Linked to Higher Mortality

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of mortality is increased for certain patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with incomplete revascularization (IR), according to a study published online Dec. 27 in JAMA Cardiology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

For Hospitals, No Benefit for Early Adoption of Financial Incentives

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals that volunteered to be under financial incentives for more than a decade as part of the Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (early adopters) do not have better process scores or lower mortality than hospitals where these incentives were implemented later under the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program (late adopters), according to a study published online Jan. 4 in The BMJ.

Abstract/Full Text

CV Morbidity With Hysterectomy Despite Ovarian Conservation

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hysterectomy with ovarian conservation for benign indications is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions, according to a study published online Jan. 3 in Menopause.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Certain Stresses, Burnout Causing Some Women to Leave Medicine

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though equal numbers of men and women are now entering medical schools, the majority of physicians are still male, and female physicians face several unique stressors, according to a report published online in Medical Economics.

More Information

Impaired Survival With LVEF <60 Percent in Aortic Stenosis

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) below 60 percent is associated with impaired survival, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

CVD Risk Up With β2-Agonist, Antimuscarinic Antagonist Start

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new initiation of inhaled long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) and long-acting antimuscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published online Jan. 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Best Diet Rankings Revealed for More Than 40 Diet Plans

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than 40 diet plans across nine categories have been ranked to help those dieting achieve healthier lifestyles. The results were published Jan. 3 in U.S. News & World Report.

More Information

Silent Myocardial Infarction Linked to Heart Failure Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Silent myocardial infarction (SMI) is associated with an increased long-term risk of heart failure, according to a study published in the Jan. 2 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Higher Risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Some Physicians

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) appears to be high for at-risk physicians, according to a review published online Dec. 27 in JAMA Surgery.

Abstract/Full Text

Broader Statin Use Improves Atherosclerotic CVD Prevention

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines that recommend statins for more people for primary prevention of atherosclerosis are likely to prevent more atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events than guidelines that recommend fewer people take statins, according to a study published online Jan. 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

10 Percent of Heart Recipients Develop De Novo Malignancy

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in 10 adult heart transplant recipients develop de novo malignancy between one and five years after transplantation, and this is associated with increased mortality, according to a study published in the Jan. 2 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Pre-Op Accelerometry Can Assess Cardiopulmonary Fitness

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For patients scheduled for major surgery, preoperative accelerometry can assess cardiopulmonary fitness and act as a supplement to formal cardiopulmonary exercise tests, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in Anaesthesia.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Outcome Scores Predict Discharge Destination Post Stroke

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with acute or subacute stroke, outcome measure scores are associated with discharge destination, according to a review published in the January issue of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Abstract/Full Text

Pharmaceutical Aids Not Found to Be Helpful for Smoking Cessation

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmaceutical aids are not effective for increasing long-term smoking cessation, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Abstract/Full Text