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Socioeconomic Status Tied to Detection of Congenital Heart Defects

Prenatal detection of transposition of great arteries lower in rural areas, those with lower socioeconomic status, Hispanics

Risk for Severe Effects Low After SARS-CoV-2 Without Hospitalization

Risks for receiving hospital diagnosis of dyspnea, venous thromboembolism slightly increased, but no increased risk seen for other diagnoses

DDW: Semaglutide May Up Weight Loss After Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Average total body weight loss following ESG was 26.7 percent with semaglutide pen versus 19.6 percent with sham pen

ACC: 81-mg, 325-mg Aspirin Similarly Effective in ASCVD

Patients assigned to 325-mg aspirin had higher incidence of dose switching, fewer median days of exposure to assigned dose

ACC: Occlusion of Left Atrial Appendage Prevents Stroke in A-Fib

Risk for stroke or systemic embolism reduced with versus without concomitant occlusion during an otherwise indicated cardiac surgery

Systemic Reactogenicity Up With Heterologous COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

More reported feverishness, chills, fatigue, headache, joint pain, malaise, muscle ache after heterologous versus homogenous doses

Stage 1 Hypertension Linked to Increased Risk for ACS in Women

After adjustment for multiple variables, stage 1 hypertension linked to acute coronary syndromes in women, but not men

Study Shows Disparities in Use of Virtual Orthopedic Services

Telemedicine use differs based on patient's race or ethnicity, language, and insurance type

ACC: Common Medications Can Raise Blood Pressure

Nearly one in five adults with hypertension take medications that can increase blood pressure, such as antidepressants, NSAIDs, oral steroids

ACC: Cardiovascular Risk Factors Present in Younger Black Women

Obesity, elevated blood pressure prevalent in younger Black women, even those in their 20s and 30s