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AHA: Sotagliflozin Beneficial for T2DM With Heart Failure

Second study shows benefits among patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, risks for CVD

USPSTF Urges Behavioral Counseling to Reduce CVD Risk

Behavioral counseling interventions to promote healthy diet and physical activity have moderate net benefit

AHA: Ablation Better Than Meds for Initial A-Fib Treatment

Findings based on randomized trial evaluating initial treatment with cryoballoon catheter ablation versus standard meds

Non-COVID-19-Related Deaths Up, Too

Excess deaths seen for specific gender and age groups, with protective effect seen for female children

AHA: Obese Patients More Likely to Be Hospitalized for COVID-19

Risk for in-hospital death, mechanical ventilation higher for obese patients; link between BMI and outcomes strongest for adults ≥50 years

AHA: Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes Worse During COVID-19

OHCA outcomes worse early in the pandemic even in areas with low case-fatality rates

RSNA: Neurologic Complications of COVID-19 Examined

In patients with critical findings identified on neuroimaging, most common comorbidities were hypertension, diabetes

AHA: Care for Type 2 Myocardial Infarction Patients Varies

Just over half of patients with type 2 MI seen by a cardiologist in hospital; most did not see a cardiologist for follow-up care

Predictors of Late Effects in Young AML Survivors Explored

Most common late effects were endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory; likelihood of late effects up for those who underwent HSCT

Early ECMO-Facilitated Resuscitation Ups Survival in OHCA

Findings seen among adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and refractory ventricular fibrillation