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TAVR Increasingly Being Used in Young Adults Despite Uncertainty

TAVR volumes increased 134 percent from 2013 to 2017; valve choice associated with age

Potential Links ID’d for Marijuana Use, Cardiovascular Risks

Key classes of cardiovascular medications are affected by marijuana, including statins, β-blockers

LV Hypertrophy May Explain Racial Disparities in Heart Failure

Some of the excess risk for heart failure explained by higher prevalence of malignant LVH in blacks

Effects of Vit D Correction on CV Health Studied in Obese Children

No change seen in endothelial function, but reductions in BP, fasting glucose concentration seen at six months

Prehospital Epinephrine Aids Out-of-Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Arrests

Study shows improved return of circulation following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest but not improved survival

Model Shows Transitional Care Cost-Effective in Heart Failure

All three transitional care interventions more costly and effective than standard care

Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care

However, share of income is greatest among households with lowest income

Unmet Need for Physician Care Not Improving With More Insured

Despite coverage increases since 1998, most measures of unmet need not showing improvement

Postdischarge Mortality Up for Patients With Heart Failure

Of conditions targeted by Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, only heart failure mortality increased

Health Care Utilization Up for Seniors With Untreated Apnea

Beneficiaries with OSA also demonstrate higher annual costs across all points of service