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Spirituality May Have Protective Effect on QOL for Stroke Survivors

Spirituality may moderate link between care partner depressive symptoms and survivor psychological QOL

Disease-Modifying Drug Regimen May Offer Benefit in Heart Failure

Lower risk for cardiovascular death or hospital admission seen in HF with reduced ejection fraction

9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019

Overall, 13.7 percent of adults aged 18 to 64, 4.4 percent of children aged 0 to 17 were uninsured

Links Found Between Leaders of Medical Associations, Industry

Most leaders have ties to industry; considerable variation seen among 10 medical associations in U.S.

CV Toxicity Tied to Azithromycin and/or Hydroxychloroquine

Risk increased for prolonged QT and/or ventricular tachycardia, including torsades de pointes

Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services

Wide regional variation seen for availability of telehealth outpatient visits, tele-ICU services

Palliative Care Linked to Fewer Readmissions for Heart Failure

Fewer readmissions, less mechanical ventilation seen with palliative care during heart failure admissions

Outcomes Similar After TAVR in Bicuspid, Tricuspid Anatomy

All-cause mortality, stroke comparable at 30 days, one year after transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Hydroxychloroquine Plus Macrolides No Benefit in COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine with or without macrolides linked to in-hospital mortality, arrhythmia

WHO Suspends Testing of Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Patients

In light of recent findings, hydroxychloroquine arm of WHO global study paused temporarily