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.
A quality improvement study conducted at a trio of Penn Medicine hospitals suggests changing cardiac rehabilitation referrals from an opt-in to an opt-out decision in their EHR could drastically improve referral rates.
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%.
A retrospective cohort study suggests peak atrial longitudinal strain and peak atrial contraction strain could help clinicians identify HFpEF patients at greatest risk for developing atrial fibrillation.
An analysis by clinicians from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides an overview of the increase in cardiac deaths occurring as a result of avoiding emergency departments during the COVID-19 pandemic.