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Physical Activity May Up Coronary Artery Calcium Progression

Physical activity has numerous health benefits but may paradoxically increase CAC scores, development, and progression

Chewing Gum After Surgery May Reduce Gut Problems

Chewing gum after cardiac surgery associated with significant reduction in postoperative ileus

Periodontitis May Raise Risk for New Cardiovascular Events

Presence of periodontitis at baseline linked to increased odds for new cardiovascular events

Fixed-Dose Combination Therapies Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Fixed-dose combo with BP-lowering meds, statin, and aspirin yields largest reduction in cardiovascular risk

Model Predicts Risk for Patients on Waitlist for Cardiac Surgery

Clinical risk model predicts risk for composite outcome of death and unplanned cardiac hospitalization for patients on cardiac surgery waitlist

Liraglutide Reduces Visceral Fat in Overweight, Obese Adults

Liraglutide plus diet and physical activity counseling reduce visceral and ectopic fat in overweight, obese adults at high risk for CVD

Milrinone, Dobutamine Similarly Effective for Cardiogenic Shock

Incidence of adverse clinical outcomes, including in-hospital death, high in both groups in pragmatic randomized clinical trial

Regional Stroke Triage by EMS Ups Endovascular Therapy Rate

Implementation of a prehospital transport policy tied to sharp and sustained change in endovascular therapy rates

Risk for Myocarditis in Young Who Get Moderna Shots May Be Greater Than Thought

However, health officials emphasize that COVID-19 puts someone at much greater risk for heart inflammation than getting the vaccine does

AHA Statement Addresses Impact of Childhood OSA on Heart Health

Main risk factor for OSA in childhood is obesity; families and health care professionals should be counseled regarding this link