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U.S. Patterns for Recurrent Coronary Heart Disease Examined

Decreases in recurrent MI rates, recurrent CHD event rates, heart failure hospitalization rates, all-cause death greater in women than men

Model Estimates Harm Attributed to Menthol Cigarettes

From 1980 to 2018, menthol cigarettes were responsible for 10.1 million extra smokers, 3 million life years lost, 378,000 premature deaths

Decline in Myocardial Function May Start Early in Blacks

Midwall fractional shortening trajectories differ by race from early age to young adulthood

Mortality Gap Between Cancer, Heart Disease Narrowing for Women Younger Than 65

Age-adjusted mortality rates decreased for cancer and heart disease from 1999 to 2018, but increased for heart disease from 2010

Polynesian Ancestry May Increase Cardiometabolic Risk

Genetic study reveals link between Polynesian ancestry and higher risk for obesity, T2DM, heart failure in Native Hawaiians

FDA Warns Not to Rely on Pulse Oximetry for Diagnosis, Treatment Decisions

Safety communication follows NEJM study showing risk for inaccuracy with use of pulse oximeters in those with dark skin pigmentation

Vascular Deaths Down for Diabetes Patients in the U.K.

Cancer is now the leading contributor to death among individuals with diabetes living in England

Cocaine Use, HIV Affect Coronary Plaque Morphology

Cocaine use significantly linked to 23.7 percent of radiomic features identified in plaque; HIV infection linked to 1.3 percent

Deceased Organ Donation Rose Among Blacks but Still Lags

Despite gains in deceased organ donation among racial/ethnic groups in the U.S., substantial racial differences remain

Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions Up Among Veterans

Prevalence of MCC remained higher for male, female veterans after stratification by age and adjustment for sociodemographics