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A neural network can accurately identify the manufacturer and model group of a cardiac rhythm device from a chest radiograph

AI Can Identify Model of Cardiac Rhythm Device From Chest X-Ray

Neural network's performance significantly exceeds ability of cardiologists
More than half of patients initiating statin therapy have a suboptimal low-density lipoprotein cholesterol response within 24 months

Over Half of Patients Have Suboptimal Response to Statins

Suboptimal responders have increased risk for incident cardiovascular disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy on added sugar labeling could be a cost-effective way of improving health

Added Sugar Labeling Could Reduce CVD, Diabetes Cases

Labeling would result in gain in quality-adjusted life-years and health care and societal cost savings
For carefully selected pediatric patients

Operator-Directed Sedation Seems Safe in Peds Cardiac Cath

ODS is not associated with increased risk for adverse events among carefully selected patients
Stress-related disorders are associated with cardiovascular disease

Stress-Related Disorders Associated With Increased CVD Risk

Hazard ratios for cardiovascular diseases decreased beyond one year after disorder diagnosis
For patients admitted to the hospital with a cardiac condition

Cardiac-Specific Comorbidity Index Beats Generic Indexes

Cardiac-specific index outperforms other indexes for predicting in-hospital mortality, length of stay
Cardiovascular mortality rates among middle-aged adults are lower in counties in states that expanded Medicaid

Cardiovascular Mortality Lower With Medicaid Expansion

Lower cardiovascular mortality rates seen for middle-aged adults in states that expanded Medicaid
The cardiovascular risks associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus are greater for patients diagnosed before age 40 years

Early T2DM Diagnosis Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

Highest excess risk for mortality, CV mortality, heart failure, CHD seen for T2DM patients diagnosed before 40
A new model can predict the risk for incident ventricular arrhythmias in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy

Computer Model Predicts Risk for Ventricular Arrhythmia in ARVC

Clinical benefit of model was superior to current consensus-based ICD placement algorithm
Hospital volume is inversely associated with mortality for transfemoral transcatheter aortic-valve replacement procedures

For TAVR, Inverse Link Identified for Hospital Volume, Mortality

Higher 30-day mortality in lowest- versus highest-volume quartile of transfemoral TAVR procedures