Cardiovascular Disease

 

Abdominal Aortic Calcification Tied to 80% Increase in Risk of CV Events, Death

January 18, 2021

Results from a systematic review and meta-analysis of more than 50 studies assessing cardiovascular risk with levels of abdominal aortic calcification indicate increased AAC was linked to 80% increase in risk of cardiovascular events and cardiovascular death.

One Drink Per Day Increases Risk of AFib 16% in Healthy Patients

January 14, 2021

An analysis of more than 100k people from five community-based cohorts indicates consuming one alcoholic drink per day could increase risk of atrial fibrillation by 16%, while consuming four per day increased risk by 47%.

Brett Nowlan, MD: My Year in COVID-19

January 06, 2021

A lipidologist from Connecticut describes his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and explains why he sees getting the vaccine as his "biggest contribution" to healthcare during the pandemic.