Most Stroke Patients Have Undiagnosed Major Risk Factors

June 28, 2022

An analysis of data from a single center in Switzerland from a 15-year period details the prevalence of undiagnosed major risk factors among patients admitted with acute ischemic stroke, suggesting 67.7% present with at least 1 undiagnosed risk factor.

June 2022 Cardiology Month in Review

June 25, 2022

Our cardiology month in review spotlights the most popular content from the past month. The top content from June 2022 includes new USPSTF recommendations, DECAAF II, the latest edition of Don’t Miss a Beat, & more!

DECAAF II: MRI-Guided Ablation Not A "One-Size-Fits-All" Fix for Persistent AFib

June 23, 2022

Results of DECAAF II, an RCT assessing MRI-guided ablation plus PVI to PVI alone for persistent AFib, suggest the more aggressive approach did not result in a statistically significant difference in arrhythmia recurrence but was associated with increased occurrence of safety events, including stroke.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Rates Lower for Minority Patients, Regardless of Income Level

June 22, 2022

An analysis of insurance claims data from 2016-2018 suggests cardiac rehabilitation attendance was 31% lower among Asian individuals, 19% lower among Black individuals, and 43% lower among Hispanic individuals compared to their White counterparts in models adjusted for income, age, sex, hypertension, diabetes, depression, ischemic stroke, and education level.

USPSTF Issues Cautious Recommendations on Nutritional Supplement Use for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

June 21, 2022

On June 21, the USPSTF released a new recommendation statement related to use of vitamin, mineral, or multivitamin supplements for the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease in adult patients, which replace the organization's 2014 recommendations on the subject.

Statins Could Slow Progression of Arterial Stiffness in High-Risk Patients

June 20, 2022

A retrospective analysis comparing statin users and nonusers details the significant declines in arterial stiffness progression among patients of high atherosclerotic risk based on statin use and adherence in a cohort of more than 5000 patients.