Cardio Round-up: VTE Updates, Statins After Chemo; and More

This week’s edition includes a study on congenital heart disease and anxiety during development. Check out the video interview on what’s new in VTE research with Dr. Victor Tapson as well.


VIDEO: Dr. Victor Tapson Talks Recent VTE Research

Catch up on some recent news from the world of venous thromboembolism (VTE) with Dr. Victor Tapson. This is the first part of a two-part interview. Part 2 will be posted next week.

Recent Research in VTE: An Interview with Victor Tapson, MD (Part 1)

Statins May Reduce Some Heart Risks After Chemo for Early-stage Breast Cancer

This study provides some evidence that women who have chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer may derive some protective effects from exposure to statins upon hospitalization for heart failure.

Statins May Help Protect Heart in Women Treated with Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Vaping and Smoking Together As Harmful as Smoking: Study

For those trying to quit, be wary – a combination of smoking and vaping yields about the same harms in terms of inflammation and oxidative stress as smoking by itself, according to a new analysis in Circulation. The study included more than 7,000 participants.

E-Cigarettes Plus Smoking As Harmful as Cigarettes Alone: Analysis

ADHD, Anxiety Risks Elevated In Those with Congenital Heart Disease

This paper suggests that a child with congenital heart disease is at greater risk for anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and this association persists regardless of disease severity.

Odds of Anxiety, Depression, ADHD Up With Congenital Heart Disease