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Stroke, CVD Risk Up With Two or More Menopausal Symptoms

No association seen between the severity of vasomotor symptoms and any health outcomes

Metabolic Surgery May Cut Risk for Cardiovascular Events, Death

Findings seen for patients with HTN and morbid obesity compared with matched controls with HTN

Exposure to Maternal Gestational Diabetes Tied to Higher CVD Risk

Increased risk for cardiovascular disease observed in offspring for up to 35 years of follow-up

Hydroxychloroquine Tied to Heart Problems Prior to Pandemic

Adverse outcomes include cardiomyopathy, QT prolongation, cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure

14 Novel Loci Identified for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Genetic increase of 10 mm Hg in diastolic blood pressure likely has causal link with AAA

Diagnoses of Common Conditions Declined in March to May 2020

Common mental health diagnoses reduced 50 percent; similar drops seen in circulatory system diseases, T2DM

Poorer Exercise Capacity Persists With Ventricular Septal Defects

Difference between patients with surgically repaired, unrepaired VSDs versus controls increased with age

Guidelines Updated for Managing Dyslipidemia to Cut CVD Risk

Moderate-dose statin therapy recommended for patients with 10-year CVD risk ≥12 percent

Heavy Sugar-Sweetened Drink Intake Decreasing Overall in U.S.

Heavy SSB intake up for adults ≥60 years; no change seen for those age 40 to 59 years, non-Mexican Hispanics

Measures of Central Adiposity Linked to All-Cause Mortality

Waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, waist-to-height ratio linked to increased all-cause mortality