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SARS-CoV-2 Cardiac Involvement Low in Collegiate Athletes

Diagnostic yield for SARS-CoV-2 cardiac involvement higher for clinically indicated versus primary screening cardiac MRI

Higher Red Meat Intake Tied to Worse Imaging Measures of CV Health

Adverse ventricular remodeling, poorer cardiac function, and higher arterial stiffness linked to greater intake of red, processed meat

Vertebral Fracture, AAC Score Predict Osteoporotic Fracture in Men

For older men, prediction model performance improved with both risk factors compared with only AAC or only prevalent vertebral fractures

ASA: Endocarditis, Related Strokes Up During Opioid Epidemic

Authors say known IV drug users who have infective endocarditis should be screened carefully for symptoms of cardiovascular disease

Review: ß-Blocker Therapy Not Linked to Depression

ß-blocker therapy possibly associated with unusual dreams, insomnia, and sleep disorders

Rural-Urban Variation Found in Racial Disparities in Death Rates

Gap in mortality rates for diabetes and hypertension between Black and White adults narrowed more rapidly in urban versus rural areas

Patient-Provider Gender Concordance Affects Patient Heart Outcomes

American College of Cardiology workgroup recommends improving gender diversity in the workforce, research, and medical education

Physical Activity May Improve Cardiorenal Outcomes in CKD

High physical activity level (7.5 to <15 MET hours/week) linked to lower risks for all-cause mortality, ESRD, MACE

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Mortality

Association strongest for CVD-related mortality; association persisted even in the absence of chronic hypertension

Adding Measures of Kidney Function Helps Predict CVD Risk

Adding eGFR, urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio increases C statistic for risk prediction in overall population, those with diabetes