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CV, Cancer Risk Up With Tofacitinib for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Incidences of major adverse cardiovascular events, cancers higher with tofacitinib versus TNF inhibitor; criteria for noninferiority not met

Risk for Carditis Tied to Second Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

No such increased risk seen with Sinovac inactivated virus vaccine

Hospital Defends Decision to Deny Heart Transplant to Unvaccinated Man

Other U.S. hospitals have also faced criticism for denying transplants to patients who were not vaccinated against COVID-19

USPSTF: Evidence Still Lacking for Atrial Fibrillation Screening

Evidence currently inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation in asymptomatic adults

Among Young Adults, More Women Than Men Have Ischemic Strokes

Significantly more ischemic strokes seen in women than men among those aged 35 years and younger, but not among 35- to 45-year-olds

Nutrient-Laden Snacks Can Meaningfully Cut Cholesterol

Consumption of a suite of ready-to-eat bioactive foods tied to 8.8 percent drop in LDL cholesterol in four weeks

Psychotropic Medication Use Linked to Mortality in Cardiac Patients

Patients with symptoms of anxiety significantly more likely to use psychotropic medications after hospital discharge

No Evidence of Malignant, Sustained Arrhythmias Seen After COVID-19

Palpitations common, but corresponded with sinus rhythm or sinus tachycardia

Black Patients More Likely to Have Negative Descriptors in Notes

Compared with White patients, Black patients have 2.54 times the odds of having at least one negative descriptor in EHR

Prevalence of Coronary Heart Disease Largely Unchanged From 2011 to 2018

However, some small but significant increases and decreases seen in specific geographic areas