Today's Health News

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Found to Be Higher Among American Indians

Findings persisted even when accounting for many other demographic and health factors

Recommendations Updated for Nonvariceal Upper GI Bleeding

Guidelines address preendoscopic, endoscopic, and pharmacologic management

Public Outcomes Reporting Tied to Drop in Valve Replacements

Fewer aortic valve surgeries performed for people with endocarditis, regardless of injection drug use

Most Cardiovascular Disease Deaths Now Occur at Home

In 2017, 27.3 percent of CVD deaths occurred in the hospital, while 30.9 percent occurred at home

Suicide Risk Up With ARB Exposure Versus ACEI Exposure

Risk for suicide increased with angiotensin receptor blockers among individuals aged 66 years and older

Use of E-Cigarettes in U.K. Tied to Quit Rates Among Smokers

Researchers estimate 50,000+ smokers in U.K. used e-cigs as part of successful quit attempt in 2017

Obesity in Early Adulthood Tied to Higher Risk for Early Mortality

Findings observed for both maintaining obesity and gaining weight early in adult life

Lean-Fat Individuals Have Worst Outcome in Heart Failure

Asian patients with low BMI, high WHtR have higher prevalence of diabetes, worse QoL, worse outcomes

Depression, Anxiety, Stress Impact Adherence to Cardiac Rehab

Patients with moderate depression, anxiety, stress symptoms more likely to drop out of rehab

PTSD Linked to Early Incident TIA, Stroke in Young Veterans

Increased risk seen in cohort of young and middle-aged veterans in unadjusted, fully adjusted models