American College of Cardiology 2020

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Certain Cancers Come with Higher Risk of Serious Heart Rhythm Disorder

People with a history of cancer have an over two-fold risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib) compared to the general population, according to research...
Sedentary Behavior Linked to Heart Failure Hospitalization

Women Carry Heavier Burden of Chest Pain, But Less Artery Narrowing

Women with coronary artery disease that causes ischemia have significantly more chest pain, yet less extensive disease compared to men, according to new research...
Risk Scores Predict Death, Stroke Well, But Not MI or Bleeding

Social, Financial Factors Critical to Assessing Cardiovascular Risk

Certain markers of a person’s financial and social status may offer valuable information about their potential risk of developing heart disease, according the findings...
Odds of Anxiety, Depression, ADHD Up With Congenital Heart Disease

Long Term Mortality Trends Among Children and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease in The...

Although congenital heart disease (CHD) mortality has reduced among all U.S. age groups, racial differences persist, according to a study presented at the ACC.20...
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Cardiovascular Disease and Cumulative Incidence of Cognitive Impairment: Longitudinal Findings from The Health and...

Despite previous research suggesting that cardiovascular disease (CVD) accelerates cognitive decline, a study presented at the ACC.20 World Congress of Cardiology found no increased...
Right Ventricular Longitudinal Strain May Predict Mortality in COVID-19 Paitents

Comparative Radiation Exposure to Interventional Echocardiographers During Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair and Left Atrial...

Interventional echocardiographers are exposed to similar doses of radiation during percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (PLAAC) and percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR), according to...
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Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Celiac Disease: An Insight from The National Inpatient Sample

The number of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) related admissions in celiac disease (CD) patients significantly increased from 2005-2014, according to research presented at the ACC.20 World Congress of...

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Evolocumab Associated with Reduced Risk for Complex Revascularization

Evolocumab Associated with Reduced Risk for Complex Revascularization: FOURIER Analysis

Statins added to the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab were associated with a significant reduction in the risk for developing complex coronary disease that requires intervention,...

Study Finds Sodium Nitrite Does Not Improve Survival in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Administering sodium nitrite during resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest does not improve survival, according to a study which appeared in JAMA.  In this double-blind, placebo-controlled,...
Referrals for Acute Heart Failure Dropped During COVID-19

Referrals for Acute Heart Failure Dropped During COVID-19

In the eight weeks following the first reported U.K. death due to COVID-19, there was a decrease in referral of patients with acute heart...
Consuming Alcohol May Increase Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Consuming Alcohol May Increase Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Alcohol consumption, even at a level of one drink per day, is associated with an increased risk for atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a...