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DASH Diet Could Prevent 25,000+ Cardiovascular Events in those with Stage 1 Hypertension

September 07, 2022

A new study from the AHA's Hypertension Scientific Sessions provides an overview of the potential population-level benefit of behavior modification, including adherence to a DASH diet, on CVD events and mortality among patients with stage 1 hypertension.

CHEST Releases New Guidance for Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Therapy

August 12, 2022

On August 11, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) released 44 new evidence-based recommendations in their new guidelines for perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy, which were published with the intention of replacing the 2012 guidelines on the subject.

Postoperative AFib Could Signal Increased Risk of Heart Failure Hospitalizations

July 02, 2022

New research suggests occurrence of postoperative atrial fibrillation was associated with a 33% increase in risk of incident heart failure hospitalization in those undergoing cardiac surgery and a doubling in risk among those undergoing noncardiac surgery compared to their counterparts without postoperative atrial fibrillation.

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.