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Light Physical Activity Tied to Lower CHD, CVD Risk in Women

March 19, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Reduced risks for coronary heart disease, CV disease observed in a cohort of older women Read article

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Troponin Assay Confusion May Cause Misdiagnosis of Acute MI

March 14, 2019 Overall, 5.4 percent of 20,000 patients had high-sensitivity troponin I concentration >40 ng/L

Adding Bempedoic Acid to Statin Therapy Reduces LDL Cholesterol

March 13, 2019 Genetic variants mimicking effect of ATP citrate lyase inhibitors, statins lower LDL-C in same way

CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health

March 13, 2019 Most health measures remained stable from 2017; percent of adults who have been tested for HIV increased

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Third Leading Cause of DALYs

March 12, 2019 Disability-adjusted life year rates 1,347 per 100,000 individuals, behind ischemic heart disease, back pain

Stress Test-Based Physiological Age May Be Superior Mortality Predictor

March 12, 2019 Physiological age based on exercise stress testing performance better predictor than chronological age

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Coronary Heart Disease Risk

March 11, 2019 Association between VO2peak and coronary heart disease crosses the fitness continuum

Becoming Active in Middle Age Still Offers Health Benefits

March 08, 2019 Lower risk for all-cause, cardiovascular, cancer-related mortality similar to people active throughout adulthood

GDM Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Event Risk Postpartum

March 08, 2019 In analysis restricted to women who did not develop T2DM, GDM still linked to increased risk

Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking Addictive, Harmful to the Heart

March 08, 2019 Water pipe tobacco smokers are exposed to level of nicotine that is physiologically active in short term

Endogenous Testosterone Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

March 07, 2019 Genetically predicted endogenous testosterone may have role in thromboembolism, heart failure, MI

Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs

March 06, 2019 Incidence of major morbidity, readmission, mortality correlated with frailty classification

Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring

March 06, 2019 Findings observed among hospitalized patients not in an intensive care unit

Heat Alerts May Come Too Late in Northern States

March 05, 2019 Heat-related illnesses rise at heat index of 85 degrees, but heat alerts not issued until 100 degrees

2011 to 2015 Saw Drop in Delayed Discharge Rates After TAVR

March 05, 2019 Rates of discharge decreased beyond 72 hours after transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Oscillometric Devices Offer More Accurate Way to Measure BP

March 04, 2019 Validated oscillometric devices may provide more accurate BP measurement in office setting