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Remote Weight-Loss Program Optimized to Cut Costs, Maximize Results

New method yielded best results, lower costs for overweight adults assigned to weight-loss programs

USPSTF Still Advises Against Carotid Artery Stenosis Screening

Harms of screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis outweigh benefits in general population

AI-Enabled ECG Can Identify Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction

LVSD identified with AUC of 0.89, accuracy of 85.9 percent; sensitivity and specificity of 74, 87 percent

July 2020 Briefing – Cardiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cardiology for July 2020. This roundup includes the latest...

Cost-Related Rx Nonadherence Highest in Young U.S. Women

One in four women report cost-related nonadherence versus one in seven men

Mortality Risk Increased With Pulmonary Vascular Resistance of ≥2.2

For patients referred for RHC, risk for mortality, heart failure up with PVR of ≥2.2 Wood units

Risk for Acute Cerebrovascular Events Low in COVID-19 Patients

In hospitalized patients with COVID-19, 2.4 percent had confirmed ischemic stroke, 0.9 percent had ICH

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Outcomes After A-Fib Ablation

Arrhythmia recurrence rate, mortality significantly lower in those with higher cardiorespiratory fitness

More Than One in Three Stroke Survivors Have Uncontrolled HTN

80.4 percent of stroke survivors take antihypertensive medications, most commonly ACEi, ARB

38 Percent of Older Adults in U.S. Not Ready for Video Doctor Visits

Telephone visits may reach more patients, but 20 percent of older adults not ready for telephone visits