American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2020

Blacks, Hispanics Had Higher Rates of Hospitalization, Mortality from COVID-19

According to new data from the American Heart Association’s COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease Registry, Black and Hispanic patients accounted for more than half of hospitalizations...
High Dose Flu Shot More Effective in RA Patients 

High-Dose Influenza Vaccine Similar to Standard-Dose for All-Cause Death, Cardiopulmonary Events

High-dose inactivated influenza vaccine did not reduce all-cause death or hospitalization for cardiopulmonary causes compared with a standard-dose vaccine in patients with high-risk cardiovascular...
Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin Lowers Vs. Aspirin Alone in Those With Prior PCI

Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin Reduced Cardiac, Limb Events in PAD After LER

Rivaroxaban plus aspirin reduced ischemic risk of the limb, brain, and heart in peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower extremity revascularization (LER), according to...
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Rivaroxaban Monotherapy Safe for AF After Coronary Stenting

The benefit of rivaroxaban monotherapy for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary stenting was dependent on the duration of time from stenting, according...
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40% of Middle-Aged Swedes Had Silent CAD

Four out of 10 people in a middle-age population in Sweden had coronary artery disease (CAD), with one in 20 having severe CAD, according...
Evolocumab Associated with Reduced Risk for Complex Revascularization

Rates of Thromboembolic Complications High in COVID-19+ ICU Patients

Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) for COVID-19 had high rates of major arterial or venous thromboembolism (VTE), major adverse cardiovascular events, and...
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Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin Protects Against Venous, Arterial Thrombotic Events After LER

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) was associated with continuous and linearly increasing risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) after lower extremity revascularization (LER). Low-dose rivaroxaban plus...

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High-sensitivity troponin I Linked with Adverse CV Outcomes

Temporal Changes in Medical Therapy for Revascularized Symptomatic PAD Patients

The use of medical therapy to prevent adverse events in patients who underwent revascularization for peripheral artery disease (PAD) has increased in recent decades,...
ASH Issues Guidance for Preventing, Treating VTE in Cancer

ASH Issues Guidance for Preventing, Treating VTE in Cancer

In a clinical guideline from the American Society of Hematology, published in Blood Advances, recommendations are presented for the prevention and treatment of venous...
Testosterone Therapy Does Not Improve Vascular Function

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Improve Vascular Function

For men with low-normal serum testosterone levels, exercise training improves endothelium-dependent vascular function, but testosterone administration does not, according to a study published online...
Polynesian Ancestry May Increase Cardiometabolic Risk

Polynesian Ancestry May Increase Cardiometabolic Risk

Polynesian ancestry in Native Hawaiians seems to be associated with an increased risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart failure, according to a...