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Atherosclerotic CVD Mortality Higher in South Asians in the U.S.

May 24, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. Most of the increased risk can be attributed to increased prevalence of known risk factors Read article

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Less Driving Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk

May 23, 2018 More active travel patterns linked to reduced risk of incident and fatal CVD, all-cause mortality

Extended INR Test Intervals Safe for Warfarin-Treated Patients

May 23, 2018 Similar number of out-of-range next INR values for patients with, without extended testing interval

Morbidity in Pregnancy Common for Women With Heart Disease

May 23, 2018 Ten predictors of maternal cardiac complications were identified and incorporated into new risk index

Post-Surgical Readmissions Higher Among Homeless Veterans

May 22, 2018 Findings based upon large study of homeless and housed Veteran surgical patients

Daily Egg Consumption Linked to Reduced CVD Risk

May 22, 2018 Reduced risk seen for ischemic heart disease, major coronary events, stroke in Chinese adults

Starting Exercise Even in Older Age Cuts Heart Failure Risk

May 21, 2018 Benefit seen from approximately 30 minutes of brisk walking four times per week

Depression-Heart Rate Variability Link Is Bidirectional

May 21, 2018 Study performed in twin pairs found associations between HRV, Beck Depression Inventory score

Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care

May 18, 2018 Stigmatizing language may transmit bias, influence trainees' attitudes

Higher Adiposity Increases Odds of Smoking

May 18, 2018 Findings for both increased risk of being a smoker and higher number of cigarettes smoked daily

Ischemic Heart Disease, CHF Mortality Vary Across VA Systems

May 18, 2018 Risk-standardized mortality rates vary considerably across Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

Proportion of Drug-Intoxicated Organ Donors on the Rise in U.S.

May 18, 2018 No difference in survival between recipients of organs from drug-intoxicated donors, other donors

Acute Kidney Injury in Hospital Ups Risk of Later Heart Failure

May 17, 2018 Findings based on one-year follow-up after a hospitalization complicated by acute kidney injury

Seafood Recommended 1 to 2 Times/Week for Cardiac Benefit

May 17, 2018 Benefits of seafood consumption include reduced risk of cardiac death, coronary heart disease, stroke

More Variants in DCM-Tied Genes in Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy

May 17, 2018 Combination of TTNtv, excess alcohol consumption linked to worse LVEF in dilated cardiomyopathy

Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down

May 16, 2018 Nonprofit manufacturer will pursue cost-plus strategy to cover costs, maintain financial viability