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Polypill Not Linked to Reduced Cognitive Decline in Seniors

But polypill with or without aspirin is associated with reduced functional decline for those aged 65 years or older with cardiovascular risk factors

Booster Cuts COVID-19-Related Mortality in Adults With Chronic Conditions

For adults with two or more chronic conditions, booster dose of BNT162b2 or CoronaVac linked to reduction in mortality

Wait Time Disparities Increased for VA Care During the Pandemic

Wait time disparities most significant for orthopedic services for both Black and Hispanic veterans

Persistent Gaps Exist in Continuity of Medication Use for Adults With Diabetes

Mean of 19.5, 17.1, and 43.3 percent of participants did not maintain continuity of use of glucose, BP, lipid medications

Rural Residence Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Failure for Women, Black Men

Findings persist after adjusting for cardiovascular risk factors and socioeconomic status

Outcomes Superior With CABG Versus Multivessel PCI

CABG linked to lower hospital mortality, fewer hospital admissions at three years, less repeat PCI, improved three-year survival

Geographic-Level Disparities Reported in Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines

Prevalence of meeting aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and combined guidelines highest in West region, lowest in nonmetropolitan counties

AHA Presents Up-To-Date Statistics for Cardiovascular Disease

19.05 million deaths estimated for CVD globally in 2020, representing an increase of 18.71 percent from 2010

Premature Cardiovascular Disease Linked to Lower Cognition

Association also seen for premature CVD with greater white matter hyperintensity, higher white matter mean diffusivity

Extracorporeal CPR Does Not Offer More Favorable Neurologic Outcome

No benefit seen versus conventional CPR for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who received bystander CPR