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Smoking Has Negative Effects for Patients With Psoriasis

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Significant association found between low cardiorespiratory fitness at mean age of 18.3 years and psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis among men

TAVR Volumes in the U.S. Have Risen Each Year Since 2011

Referrals for Acute Heart Failure Dropped During COVID-19

Referrals to acute heart failure team decreased; corresponding increase seen in 30-day case fatality rate

Stopping RAS Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes in CKD

Stopping therapy tied to lower risk for dialysis, but higher risk for cardiovascular events and death

AHA: Adding Omega-3 Fatty Acids Does Not Cut High CV Risk

Symptom-to-Balloon Time Linked to Infarct Size in STEMI

Patients with long versus short SBT exhibit greater microvascular obstruction; no association seen by door-to-balloon time

Emergency Departments Saw Decrease in All Non-COVID-19 Diagnoses

Drop in ED Visits for Cardiac Conditions Tied to Later Cardiac Deaths

Undertreatment of cardiac conditions during COVID-19 pandemic tied to delayed excess mortality versus previous years

B 11/5 Smoking Bans May Not Guard Against Secondhand Smoke: Study

Causal Link Suggested for Smoking, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Genetic susceptibility to smoking, assessed using polygenic risk score, is associated with increased risk for SAH

Lorlatinib Superior to Crizotinib for ALK-Positive NSCLC

Inhaled Treprostinil Beneficial in Pulmonary Hypertension

Exercise capacity improved, clinical worsening reduced for patients with pulmonary HTN due to interstitial lung disease

Consuming Alcohol May Increase Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Hazard ratio 1.16 for one drink per day; similar associations seen across types of alcohol

CVD Risk Lowest at Highest Level of Physical Activity

Risk for cardiovascular disease decreases as accelerometer-measured moderate, vigorous, and total physical activity levels increase

Women Have Lower Survival to Hospital Discharge After OHCA

Treatment Plans, Outcomes Better for Women With ACS and Low-Risk HEART Score

Women may receive more appropriate care than men with use of History, Electrocardiogram, Age, Risk factors, and Troponin (HEART) score