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March 2020 Briefing – Cardiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cardiology for March 2020. This roundup includes the latest...
Variability in bedtimes may be detrimental to cardiovascular health

Inconsistent Bedtime May Affect Cardiovascular Health

Going to bed even 30 minutes later than normal can lead to higher resting heart rates through most of the next day
Long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with a higher risk for dementia

CVD May Play Role in Link Between Air Pollution, Dementia

Heart failure, ischemic heart disease, stroke may contribute to link between air pollution and dementia
Myocardial injury is associated with fatal outcome in patients with coronavirus disease 2019

Concomitant Myocardial Injury With COVID-19 Infection Linked to Fatal Outcome

Elevated TnT levels associated with arrhythmias, use of glucocorticoid therapy, mechanical ventilation
The risk for cardiovascular death is more than doubled during extreme high temperatures

Extreme High Temps More Than Double Cardiovascular Deaths

Extreme temperatures -- 109 degrees -- seen frequently in some parts of the world raise risks from climate change
Cardiac injury is associated with increased mortality in hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019

Cardiac Injury Linked to Increased Mortality in COVID-19

More hospitalized patients with cardiac injury required noninvasive or invasive mechanical ventilation
For patients undergoing mitral valve replacement

Frailty Predicts Adverse Outcomes After Mitral Valve Replacement

Index hospitalization costs almost doubled in frail patients and 30-day readmission more frequent
Patients already prescribed angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers should continue taking their medications

Statement Addresses Concerns About Heart Meds and COVID-19

Patients advised to continue ACE inhibitors/ARBs after researcher posits risk for severe COVID-19 infection
Homeless patients with acute myocardial infarction have a distinct cardiovascular risk profile

Homeless Patients With AMI Have Distinct Risks, Outcomes

Homeless patients have higher 30-day readmission rates, more readmission for psychiatric causes
Poor sleep quality is associated with increased food intake and a lower-quality diet among women

Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Greater Food Intake, Worse Diet

Poorer sleep quality linked to lower unsaturated fat intake and higher food weight, added sugar intake