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.
An analysis of the National Inpatient Sample details the statistically significant increases in the risk of experiencing myocardial infarction, PCI, or CABG in patients with prediabetes compared to their normoglycemic counterparts.
Using data from a large study of childhood cancer survivors and NHANES, investigators provide insight into the undertreatment and underdiagnosis of cardiovascular risk factors among survivors of childhood cancer compared to the general US population.
A retrospective cohort study of patients from the Mount Sinai Health System EHR suggests patients with heart failure who received a COVID-19 vaccination saw their risk of mortality decreased by more than 60% compared to unvaccinated individuals.
A systematic review and meta-analysis of more than 70 RCTs details a J-shape dose-response relationship between omega-3 fatty acid consumption and blood pressure, with 2-3 grams per day considered the optimal dose for blood pressure lowering.
Dr. Gregory Weiss breaks down a recent JAMA study that provides estimates of the impact over- and under-treatment with thyroid hormone treatment on cardiovascular disease risk in a cohort of US Veterans.
An analysis of NHANES surveys from 2001-2018 describes the overall prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension and HbA1c in adults with heart failure and provides insight into racial/ethnic disparities in prevalence.