Today's Health News

Persistent Opioid Use Seen in ~10 Percent of Patients After Cardiac Surgery

Higher opioid dosage prescribed at discharge associated with increased risk for new persistent use

Reproductive Factors Tied to Coronary Artery Disease

Three or more pregnancies, early menopause tied to women's obstructive coronary artery disease

Malnutrition Common in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients

Malnutrition linked to increased risk for all-cause death, major adverse cardiovascular events

Alcohol Abuse Ups Mortality Risk Among Arrhythmia Patients

Among patients hospitalized for arrhythmia, those with alcohol abuse 72 percent more likely to die

Mental Stress-Induced Brain Activation Linked to Angina

Mental stress-induced inferior frontal lobe activation linked to angina in stable coronary artery disease

Hospitalization Rates for AMI Dropped During Early COVID-19

Reduction at rate of 19.0 cases per week followed by increase at rate of 10.5 cases per week

Expanding Medicaid in Holdout States Could Insure 3.9 Million

Given the increase in uninsured due to COVID-19-related unemployment, this estimate is likely low

COVID-19 Tied to Higher Risk for Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes

However, no association seen between COVID-19 and small vessel occlusion stroke

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women, non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic men

Telestroke Consultations Down During COVID-19 Pandemic

From March through April 2020, Black patients were significantly less likely to present with stroke