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Two physicians, a politician and a medical center received awards from WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease for their work with women in at-risk communities.

From 1999 to 2014, the proportion of adults with hypertension who were unaware of their condition declined 46 percent, according to a database analysis.

A registry analysis found that approximately one-third of patients who currently have acute coronary syndrome would have qualified for the IMPROVE-IT trial, which enrolled patients between 2005 and 2010.

Adults in the United Kingdom who biked to work had a 46 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 52 percent lower risk of cardiovascular mortality, according to a prospective, population-based study.

An estimated 9.3 million fewer adults would receive statins if physicians adhered to recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) instead of guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA).

 

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WomenHeart awards honor work with those in at-risk communities

Two physicians, a politician and a medical center received awards from WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease for their work with women in at-risk communities.

Fewer adults with hypertension unaware of their condition

From 1999 to 2014, the proportion of adults with hypertension who were unaware of their condition declined 46 percent, according to a database analysis.

ACC launches cardiovascular disease prevention program in Saudi Arabia

The American College of Cardiology and the Saudi Heart Association have launched a series of forums for physicians focused on preventing cardiovascular disease in Saudi Arabia.

FDA approves once-a-month dosing option for cardiovascular medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a once-monthly, 300 mg dose of alirocumab (Praluent), an injectable proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor used to treat adults with high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.

Adults with acute coronary syndrome in registry differ from those in clinical trial

A registry analysis found that approximately one-third of patients who currently have acute coronary syndrome would have qualified for the IMPROVE-IT trial, which enrolled patients between 2005 and 2010.

Biking to work may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular mortality

Adults in the United Kingdom who biked to work had a 46 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 52 percent lower risk of cardiovascular mortality, according to a prospective, population-based study.

Adopting USPSTF instead of ACC/AHA guidelines may lead to fewer adults receiving statins

An estimated 9.3 million fewer adults would receive statins if physicians adhered to recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) instead of guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA).

Medicare program doesn’t accurately calibrate heart attack mortality rates

A Medicare portal that shows the statistical methodology used to rate and compare hospitals may not be accurate when it comes to estimating the mortality rate of patients suffering from acute MI (AMI) at smaller hospitals, according to a new study.

Most Medicare beneficiaries do not adhere to high-intensity statin prescriptions following MI

After two years of hospital discharge, 41.6 percent of Medicare beneficiaries who were hospitalized for MI were taking high-intensity statins with high adherence, 19.1 percent had low adherence and 18.1 percent stopped taking statins, according to a retrospective study.

Adults with syncope may have increased risk of occupational accidents, job termination

Adults in Denmark who were diagnosed with a first-time syncope had a 1.4-fold higher risk of occupational accidents and a two-fold higher risk of getting terminated from their job within two years when compared to the general employed population, according to a nationwide cohort study.

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