Today's Health News

Black Adults Underrepresented in NIH-Supported Cardiovascular Trials

Majority of trials do not specify Black enrollment target and do not report specific plans to enroll Black adults in their studies

Administrative Tasks Pose Burden for Patients in the United States

Substantial number of patients report delayed or forgone care due to an administrative task

More People Should Be Screened for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Endovascular repair for ruptured and intact abdominal aortic aneurysms significantly increased from 2004 to 2015

Guidelines Developed for Exercise at Altitude in CVD Patients

Pretrip planning should consider locations and duration of altitude exposure, hydration and medication use, emergency planning

Noncompliance to Apixaban for A-Fib Due to Many Factors

Improved communication with patients about cost, bleeding, and monitoring may increase compliance

Risk for Incident Heart Failure Up With Prepregnancy HTN, HDP

Incident heart failure event rates higher for non-Hispanic Black versus non-Hispanic White women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Elevated Risk for Chronic Conditions Found for Transgender People

Transmasculine and nonbinary individuals at greatest risk for 19 out of 26 conditions examined

Extended Anticoagulation Tied to Major Bleeding Risk

Long-term risks and consequences are considerable for patients receiving VKA, DOAC after first unprovoked VTE

Urinary Stress Hormone Levels Linked to Incident Hypertension

Risk for incident hypertension increased per doubling of norepinephrine, epinephrine, dopamine, cortisol during median 6.5 years

Rate of Vein Graft Occlusion in CABG Lower With No-Touch Technique

Significantly lower rates of vein graft occlusion seen at three and 12 months for no-touch versus conventional vein harvesting