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Elevated concentrations of non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol are associated with an increased long-term risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Non-HDL Cholesterol Levels Linked to Long-Term ASCVD Risk

Fifty percent reduction in non-HDLC concentration linked to reduced risk for CVD event by age 75 years

November 2019 Briefing – Cardiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cardiology for November 2019. This roundup includes the latest...
More than 12 percent of patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease report nonadherence to medications due to costs

U.S. Adults With ASCVD Report Skipping Meds Due to Costs

Age <65 years, female sex, high comorbidity burden independently linked to cost-related nonadherence
Change in the U.S. allocation system for donor hearts has reduced waitlist mortality

Outcomes Poorer With New U.S. Donor Heart Allocation System

Early observations show lower waitlist mortality but higher posttransplant mortality or retransplantation
Recovery from metabolic syndrome is associated with a decreased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events

Changes in Metabolic Syndrome Status Linked to MACE Risk

Risk for MACE decreased with recovery from metabolic syndrome, while risk up with MetS development
Children's hospitals participating in the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium have improved cardiac surgery outcomes

Peds Cardiac Surgical Outcomes Improved in Consortium

In-hospital mortality, major complications dropped for hospitals in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium
Cancer patients have elevated cardiovascular disease mortality risk

Elevated Risk for CVD Mortality Observed in U.S. Cancer Patients

Risk highest in the year after diagnosis but remains elevated compared with general population
Hypertension during pregnancy heightens women's cardiovascular risk during middle age

Hypertension During Pregnancy May Up CV Risk in Middle Age

Hypertensive disorder of pregnancy tied to higher risk for diverse range of cardiovascular conditions later
Impella use is increasing for percutaneous coronary intervention patients treated with mechanical circulatory support

AHA: Impella Use Up for PCI Patients Needing Heart Pump

However, Impella use linked to increased odds of death, bleeding, stroke

American Heart Association, Nov. 16-18

The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019 The annual meeting of the American Heart Association was held from Nov. 16 to 18 in...