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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Working Long Hours May Increase Odds of Second MI

Among patients who return to work after a first myocardial infarction (MI), those who work more than 55 hours per week, vs. those working an average full-time job of 35-40 hours a week, may increase their odds of having a second MI by about twofold, according to a prospective cohort study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Are Psoriasis Patients More Likely to Develop CVD?

Patients with psoriasis may be up to 50% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, with increased risk based on skin severity, according to a review paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
IHD in HF Patients Associated With Higher Prevalence, Poorer Outcomes in Lower-Income Countries

The prevalence of ischemic heart disease (IHD) among patients hospitalized for heart failure (HF) is higher and associated with poorer outcomes in lower-income vs. higher-income countries, according to a study published in JACC: Heart Failure.

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Fluoroquinolones Associated With Increased Risk of Aortic Dissection, Aneurysm

Use of fluoroquinolones may be associated with a higher risk of aortic dissection (AD) and aortic aneurysm (AA), according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Diversity in CV Workforce Key to Improving Patient Outcomes, Heath Care Quality

The cardiovascular profession should focus on barriers to health equity and identify solutions that use current and future resources responsibly in order to address racial disparities in cardiovascular health in the U.S., according to a paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Pneumonia Incidence High, Associated With Increased Mortality in HF Patients

Pneumonia incidence is high in patients with heart failure (HF), particularly HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), and associated with an increased mortality risk, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Are COVID-19 Patients With STEMI at Increased Risk of Mortality, Stroke?

COVID-19 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are a high-risk population with unique demographic and clinical characteristics resulting in an increased risk of mortality and stroke, according to the initial findings from the North American COVID-19 Myocardial Infarction (NACMI) registry, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Do Group Medical Visits, Microfinance Reduce BP For CV Patients in Kenya?

A strategy combining group medical visits and microfinance for patients with diabetes or hypertension in Kenya may result in clinically meaningful systolic blood pressure (BP) reductions associated with cardiovascular benefit, according to results of the BIGPIC trial published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. However, the "significance threshold was not met in hypothesis testing."

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