Mental Stress-Induced CV Events; Telling Retina Scans; Bedtime and Heart Health
Theories abound regarding the mechanism behind the link between mRNA vaccines and myocarditis. (Wall Street Journal)
Registry data show that COVID-19 patients with ischemic heart disease were not at a disadvantage in survival, whereas those with heart failure experienced excess in-hospital deaths. (European Heart Journal)
A larger study confirmed the link between mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia and cardiovascular events in people with stable coronary heart disease. (JAMA)
Mortality, hypertension, and congestive heart failure could be predicted from images of the retinal microvasculature, thanks to artificial intelligence. (Circulation)
Statin treatment for high cholesterol was especially cost-effective in young adult men. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)
Women who had supposedly recovered from peripartum cardiomyopathy can still have impaired exercise capacity and impaired left and right ventricular contractile reserves 1 to 5 years later. (JACC: Case Reports)
Is there an ethical and feasible way to conduct testing for nonadherence to antihypertensive drugs? (Hypertension)
Medicare assigned new payment codes for peripheral intravascular lithotripsy that will increase reimbursement for hospitals, Shockwave Medical announced.
The self-expanding Intrepid, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement system, was successful for the first 15 patients in an early feasibility study. All patients survived with no stroke and enjoyed none or trace mitral regurgitation at 30 days. (JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions)
The Evoque transcatheter tricuspid replacement device maintained good results 6 months into the TRISCEND study, according to Edwards Lifesciences.
For heart failure patients, AccuCinch implants resulted in reduced left ventricular volumes that were accompanied by improved quality of life at 12 months, Ancora Heart announced.
The SCAI SHOCK scale of cardiogenic shock was updated with some new clarifications, according to the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
Inclisiran (Leqvio) reduced LDL cholesterol regardless of body weight in a pooled post-hoc analysis of the ORION-9, -10, and -11 studies, Novartis said.
Rat study suggests intermittent fasting as a potential treatment for right ventricular dysfunction in pulmonary arterial hypertension. (Journal of the American Heart Association)
Is 10-11 pm the optimal bedtime for heart health? (European Heart Journal – Digital Health)
Rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival is under investigation after eight people died and 11 were taken to the hospital in cardiac arrest during the show in Houston. (Variety)
Cats and dogs are coming down with COVID-associated myocarditis. (NBC News)
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