Today's Health News

Women at Increased Risk for Heart Failure, Death After MI

Women had higher unadjusted rate of in-hospital mortality than men after first-time STEMI, NSTEMI

Green Mediterranean Diet May Be Even Healthier

Decrease in waist circumference greater than with traditional Mediterranean diet or healthy dietary guidance

CVD Risk Higher in T2DM Even With Optimal Risk Factor Management

Those with T2DM with optimal risk factor control have greater risk for cardiovascular disease events versus those without T2DM

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Reduced With Prolonged ADT in Prostate Cancer

Increased cardiovascular mortality also seen with prolonged androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer

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