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Guidelines Detail How to Manage Aneurysms of Visceral Arteries

Guidelines inform diagnosis, treatment options, screening, and follow-up of visceral aneurysms
Bacterial infections are associated with an increased risk for incident coronary heart disease in individuals with type 1 diabetes

Bacterial Infections Increase Coronary Heart Disease Risk in T1DM

Incident CHD events tied to more antibiotic purchases, higher levels of lipopolysaccharide activity
The number of potentially preventable hospitalizations among older adults with dementia is increasing

Preventable Hospitalizations Up Among Those With Dementia

Increases driven by hospitalizations of community-dwelling older adults
From 1999 to 2016

Self-Reported Biotin Use Increased From 1999 to 2016

Prevalence of use increased especially in women and older adults; biotin may cause inaccurate lab results
Persistent opioid use is a common concern after cardiac surgery

Persistent Opioid Use Seen in ~10 Percent of Patients After Cardiac Surgery

Higher opioid dosage prescribed at discharge associated with increased risk for new persistent use
Certain reproductive factors may up the risk for obstructive coronary artery disease in postmenopausal women

Reproductive Factors Tied to Coronary Artery Disease

Three or more pregnancies, early menopause tied to women's obstructive coronary artery disease
Patients with acute coronary syndrome often have malnutrition

Malnutrition Common in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients

Malnutrition linked to increased risk for all-cause death, major adverse cardiovascular events
In an Ideas and Opinions article published online Aug. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine

Guidance Helps Doctors Optimize Telemedicine for Seniors

Physicians should be mindful of cues that patient may not hear or understand and repeat or rephrase
Alcohol abuse independently increases the risk for mortality in patients with arrhythmia by more than 70 percent

Alcohol Abuse Ups Mortality Risk Among Arrhythmia Patients

Among patients hospitalized for arrhythmia, those with alcohol abuse 72 percent more likely to die
Mental stress-induced inferior frontal lobe activation is associated with angina among patients with coronary artery disease

Mental Stress-Induced Brain Activation Linked to Angina

Mental stress-induced inferior frontal lobe activation linked to angina in stable coronary artery disease