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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Cardiology

6 of the Most Groundbreaking Cardiology Studies from the Past Year

Groundbreaking cardiology studies from the past year show major potential for improving both patient outcomes and reducing costs of care.

4 Talking Points to Share with Patients Using Wearable, Health Tech

As wearable health tech explodes in the market, questions remain about its accuracy and safety. Here's what to tell patients.

The Dietary Advice You Give Patients May Do Little to Improve Mental Health

According to new research, common beliefs about the resounding health effects of certain foods may be just that — beliefs.

Surprising Protein Therapy Could Reduce Heart Failure by Minimizing Heart Attack Scars

Researchers have discovered a new therapy can reduce the harm caused by the scar tissue that forms in the wake of a heart attack.

More Patients are Relying on Data from Smart Watches — But How Accurate are They?

Last month, final results from the ongoing Apple Heart Study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study focused...

Important Takeaways for Health Pros from the AHA’s New Quality Measures for HBP

The new measures prioritize a patient-centered approach and prioritize controlling HBP below the new ACC/AHA target of 130/80 mm Hg.

6 of the Most Talked-About Studies from the American Heart Association Conference 2019

A basic breakdown of the findings that prompted the most chat online and beyond.

6 of the Most Talked-About Studies from World Cardiology Congress 2019

From the end of August through early September, #CardioTwitter was buzzing with the groundbreaking research presented at the World Cardiology Congress, the largest meeting of heart experts across the globe.

The Psychology of Adhering to a Treatment Plan: Why Patients Fail and How Providers Can Help

One of the most frustrating situations for any healthcare provider is watching an individual you're trying to help fail to put your advice into action. These effective tips will help you navigate this challenge with sensitivity.

6 Ways to Empower Middle-Age Patients to Boost Their Heart Health to Prevent Dementia

To prevent dementia as a senior, taking good care of one's heart during middle age can serve as a strong foundation, according to new research.

Your Patients Could Be Taking a Daily Dose of Aspirin Without Your Knowledge

New research indicates that millions of healthy people still take aspirin believing it will prevent heart disease even though research indicates this behavior can be dangerous.

This New Study Changes Decades of Assumption About Interpreting Blood Pressure Readings

For decades, medical experts believed the "upper" systolic blood-pressure reading was a more important predictor of cardiovascular outcomes than the "lower" diastolic number. But new research disrupts this school of thought.

Most Dietary Supplements and Interventions Fail to Prevent Negative Cardiovascular Outcomes

A new study, published in "Annals of Internal Medicine," could make your conversations with patients about vitamin supplements and diets a little easier and more evidence-based.

With These 3 Lifestyle Interventions, Clinicians Can Prevent 94 Million Premature Deaths

As a healthcare practitioner, you can make small changes when interacting with patients to contribute to these life-saving interventions.

This Hard-to-Recognize Heart Attack Symptom Prevents Patients from Seeking Help

A sense of a loss of control prevents people experiencing heart attack symptoms from seeking treatment, a new study finds.

Heart Attack Patients Who Eat Dinner Late and Skip Breakfast Up to Five Times More Likely to Di...

When an individual who’s had a heart attack makes a habit of skipping breakfast and eating dinner near bedtime, his or her...

Organ Failure Survival Depends on Mechanisms of Two Cell Types

Emerging research indicates that there are two cell populations that quickly respond and work together to restore a non-functioning or failing organ.

A Toilet Seat That Can Monitor Heart-Failure Patients Could Revolutionize Cardiovascular Care

Researchers say they've developed a toilet seat that can monitor patients' blood pressure, stroke volume and more.

Study Finds Causal Relationship Between Height and Heart Disease Due to Lung Function

Poor lung function in shorter people mediates the effect of height on coronary artery disease, researchers found.

These Cardiac Patches Hold Promise to Enhance Heart Recovery

Treatment to repair post-heart attack damage doesn't exit. But this research team is on a mission to engineer cardiovascular tissues for regenerative medicine.

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