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Flavan-3-ol intake is associated with lower systolic blood pressure

Flavan-3-ol Intake Appears to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure

Reduction comparable to adherence to Mediterranean diet or moderate reduction in salt
Aortic dissection during pregnancy or postpartum is rare

Aortic Dissection Is Rare Complication of Pregnancy

Most cases during pregnancy, postpartum period seen in women with aortopathy or family history
Patients admitted for hemorrhagic stroke on weekends have higher in-hospital mortality than those admitted on weekdays

Weekend Admission Tied to Higher Stroke Mortality

Admission for hemorrhagic stroke on weekends versus weekdays tied to higher mortality at both rural, urban hospitals
A total of 126.5 million people lived with ischemic heart disease globally in 2017

Ischemic Heart Disease Is Major Health Burden Worldwide

126.5 million people lived with IHD in 2017; burden metrics of IHD increased between 1990 and 2017
Nicotine electronic cigarettes improve long-term smoking cessation compared with nicotine replacement therapy

Electronic Cigarettes Improve Long-Term Smoking Cessation

Quit rates higher in people randomly assigned to nicotine e-cigarettes versus nicotine replacement therapy
Most users report taking cannabidiol as a therapeutic for diagnosable health conditions

Most Users Report Cannabidiol Use for Treatment of Diagnosable Conditions

Psychiatric, orthopedic, and sleep issues most commonly cited in a Reddit forum
Most patients with congenital heart disease are not at risk for severe COVID-19 infection

Risk for Severe COVID-19 Low With Congenital Heart Disease

Higher risk for severe disease seen with genetic syndrome, adults at advanced physiological stage
Initial standalone D-dimer testing followed by whole-leg compression ultrasonography in patients with positive D-dimer can safely rule out deep vein thrombosis

Negative D-Dimer Can Safely Rule Out DVT as Standalone Test

Standalone D-dimer testing followed by whole-leg compression US in positive patients rules out DVT
Women who experience their first myocardial infarction at ≤50 years of age are less likely than men to undergo coronary revascularization or be treated with guideline-directed medical therapies

Outcomes Worse for Women With MI at 50 Years or Younger

Women less likely to undergo coronary revascularization, receive guideline-directed medical treatment
About 20 percent of high-risk patients undergoing noncardiac surgery will develop one or more major adverse cardiovascular events within one year

MACE Up for High-Risk Patients After Noncardiac Surgery

Incidence of MACE 20.6 percent within 365 days in patients at increased CV risk