Cardio Round-up: Stress Cardiomyopathy in COVID-19; ICDs Square Off; and More

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VIDEO: Stress Cardiomyopathy During COVID-19

Listen to Drs. Payal Kohli and Ankur Kalra discuss research on stress cardiomyopathies during the COVID pandemic, and what the research could mean going forward.

VIDEO: Experts Talk Stress Cardiomyopathy in COVID-19

ICDs Square Off in a New Nonferiority Study

This new NEJM study presents the results of a noninferiority analysis of two different types (subcutaneous and transvenous) of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).

Subcutaneous ICD and Transvenous ICD Shown Similar in New Study

Cannabis Not Great for the Heart, Despite Other Benefits: Study

This AHA position statement surveys the current literature on cannabis (smoked and consumed by other means, as well as CBD oil) and comes to the conclusion that there are potential risks to cardiac health from cannabis use, despite other therapeutic benefits. Smoking in particular is risky, and causes the same problems that tobacco use tends to cause.

Cannabis May Not Have Cardio Benefits, Despite Other Therapeutic Benefits

Stroke Severity Greater In Persons of African Descent?

This study looked at the genomics of individuals of African descent and found that stroke outcomes such as mortality tend to be more common in this patient population. The authors identified several genetic regions where these variants are known to exist.

Genetic Variant in Persons of African Descent Linked with Stroke: Analysis