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COVID-19 an Independent Driver for Heart Attack and Stroke
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/955855

Aug 2nd, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. New data from Sweden provide the strongest evidence to date that COVID-19 is an independent risk factor for acute myocardial infarction (MI) and ischemic stroke, the researchers say. The risk for acute MI and ischemic stroke increased by roughly eightfold and sixfold, respectively, in the first ...

High triglyceride to HDL-cholesterol ratio as a biochemical marker of severe outcomes i...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnesp.2021.04.020
Clinical Nutrition ESPEN; Alcántara-Alonso E, Molinar-Ramos F et. al.

Aug 1st, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with severe complications have shown comorbidities with cardiovascular-disease, hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus; clinical disorders that share the common metabolic alterations of insulin resistance and dyslipidaemia. A high triglyceride to high density lipoprotein cholesterol (Tg/HDL c) ratio has been associated with reduced insulin sensiti...

Imaging of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection From Head to Toe: A Primer for the Radiol...
https://doi.org/10.1067/j.cpradiol.2021.06.015
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology; Ahmad Z, Goswami S et. al.

Aug 1st, 2021 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease has rapidly spread around the world after initial identification in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Most common presentation is mild or asymptomatic disease, followed by pneumonia, and rarely- multiorgan failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Knowledge about the pathophysiology, imaging and treatment of this novel virus is rapidly evo...

A randomized crossover trial of HEPA air filtration to reduce cardiovascular risk for n...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2021.106520
Contemporary Clinical Trials; Brugge D, Ginzburg SL et. al.

Aug 1st, 2021 - Near highway residents are exposed to elevated levels of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP), including ultrafine particles, which are associated with adverse health effects. The efficacy of using in-home air filtration units that reduce exposure and potentially yield health benefits has not been tested in a randomized controlled trial. We will conduct a randomized double-blind crossover trial...

Risk factors for severity of COVID-19 in hospital patients age 18-29 years.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0255544
PloS One; Sandoval M, Nguyen DT et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - Since February 2020, over 2.5 million Texans have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 20% are young adults at risk for SARS-CoV-2 exposure at work, academic, and social settings. This study investigated demographic and clinical risk factors for severe disease and readmission among young adults 18-29 years old, who were diagnosed at a hospital encounter in Houston, Texas, USA. A retrospective regi...

Description and analysis of representative COVID-19 cases-A retrospective cohort study.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0255513
PloS One; Herrmann Y, Starck T et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - Most data on COVID-19 was collected in hospitalized cases. Much less is known about the spectrum of disease in entire populations. In this study, we examine a representative cohort of primarily symptomatic cases in an administrative district in Southern Germany. We contacted all confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases in the administrative district. Consenting participants answered a retrospective survey ei...

Beyond COVID-19: respiratory infection and cardiovascular events.
https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp21X716477
The British Journal of General Practice : the Journal of ... Lee JJ, Koshiaris C et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - Beyond COVID-19: respiratory infection and cardiovascular events.|2021|Lee JJ,Koshiaris C,Hobbs FR,Sheppard JP,|

The Impact of COVID-19 on Nuclear Medicine in Europe.
https://doi.org/10.1053/j.semnuclmed.2021.06.022
Seminars in Nuclear Medicine; Kirienko M, Telo S et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed hospital activities, including nuclear medicine (NM) practice. This review aimed to determine and describe the impact of COVID-19 on NM in Europe and critically discuss actions and strategies applied to face the pandemic. A literature search for relevant articles was performed on PubMed, covering COVID-19 studies published up until January 21, 2021. ...

The Evolving Phenotypes of Cardiovascular Disease during COVID-19 Pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10557-021-07217-8
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy; Correale M, Croella F et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the management of patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular disease: acute coronary syndrome patients were often not timely reperfused, heart failure patients not adequately followed up and titrated, atrial arrhythmias not efficaciously treated and became chronic. New phenotypes of cardiovascular patients were more and more frequent during COVID-19...

The role of hypertension on the severity of COVID-19: a review.
https://doi.org/10.1097/FJC.0000000000001116
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology; Peng M, He J et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has rapidly evolved into a global pandemic. The substantial morbidity and mortality associated with the infection has prompted us to understand potential risk factors that can predict patient outcomes. Hypertension has been identified as the most prevalent cardiovascular comorbidi...

Renin-Angiotensin Aldosterone System Inhibitors in Primary Prevention and COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.021154
Journal of the American Heart Association; Loader J, Lampa E et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - Background Considering the widespread risk of collider bias and confounding by indication in previous research, the associations between renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitor use and COVID-19 remain unknown. Accordingly, this study tested the hypothesis that RAAS inhibitors influence the summation effect of COVID-19 and its progression to severe outcomes. Methods and Results Thi...

Clinical features of COVID-19 and SARS epidemics. A literature review.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8283653
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene; Zizza A, Recchia V et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - SARS-CoV-2, responsible for the current pandemic, is a novel strain of the Coronaviridae family, which has infected humans as a result of the leap to a new species. It causes an atypical pneumonia similar to that caused by SARS-CoV in 2003. SARS-CoV-2 has currently infected more than 9,200,000 people and caused almost 480,000 deaths worldwide. Although SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV have similar phylo...

Assessment of COVID-19 treatment advised in different ethnic populations.
https://doi.org/10.2174/1574886316666210728111721
Current Drug Safety; Arjun B, Krishnendu PR et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - The virus is an infective specialist that regularly comprises a nucleic corrosive atom in a protein coat that is too little to even think about being seen by light microscopy and can multiplicate inside the living cells of a host. COVID is a gathering of infections that can cause disease, for instance, the essential basic cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and the Middle East respi...

Topological network based drug repurposing for coronavirus 2019.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8320924
PloS One; Habibi M, Taheri G

Jul 30th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has become the current health concern and threat to the entire world. Thus, the world needs the fast recognition of appropriate drugs to restrict the spread of this disease. The global effort started to identify the best drug compounds to treat COVID-19, but going through a series of clinical trials...

Long-term effects of coronavirus disease 2019 on the cardiovascular system, CV COVID re...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8320971
PloS One; Arévalos V, Ortega-Paz L et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - Patients presenting with the coronavirus-2019 disease (COVID-19) may have a high risk of cardiovascular adverse events, including death from cardiovascular causes. The long-term cardiovascular outcomes of these patients are entirely unknown. We aim to perform a registry of patients who have undergone a diagnostic nasopharyngeal swab for SARS-CoV-2 and to determine their long-term cardiovascular...

Determinants of Influenza Vaccine Uptake in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease and St...
https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.019671
Journal of the American Heart Association; Bhugra P, Grandhi GR et. al.

Jul 29th, 2021 - Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Influenza infection is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, stroke, and heart failure exacerbation) and mortality, and all-cause mortality in patients with CVD. Infection with influenza leads to a systemic inflammatory and thrombogenic response in the host body, whi...

Cardiovascular Diseases: Consider Netosis.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2021.100929
Current Problems in Cardiology; Mozzini C, Pagani M

Jul 29th, 2021 - Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are net-like chromatin fibers that are released from dying neutrophils during infections. NETs are a sort of scaffold, ideal to retain microbes. The main function of NETs is the trapping and killing pathogens, as such as bacteria, fungi, viruses (including SARS-CoV-2) and protozoa. The death of neutrophils via NETs formation is called "NETosis." Nevertheles...

Angiographic and Clinical Profile of Patients With COVID-19 Referred for Coronary Angio...
https://doi.org/10.1177/00033197211028760
Angiology Montero-Cabezas JM, Córdoba-Soriano JG et. al.

Jul 29th, 2021 - Data regarding angiographic characteristics, clinical profile, and inhospital outcomes of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) referred for coronary angiography (CAG) are scarce. This is an observational study analyzing confirmed patients with COVID-19 referred for CAG from 10 European centers. We included 57 patients (mean age: 66 ± 15 years, 82% male) , of whom 18% had previous m...

Restarting NHS cardiovascular care after covid-19.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1861
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Wise J

Jul 29th, 2021 - Restarting NHS cardiovascular care after covid-19.|2021|Wise J,|

High mortality among kidney transplant recipients diagnosed with coronavirus disease 20...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8318290
PloS One; Requião-Moura LR, Sandes-Freitas TV et. al.

Jul 29th, 2021 - Kidney transplant (KT) recipients are considered a high-risk group for unfavorable outcomes in the course of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To describe the clinical aspects and outcomes of COVID-19 among KT recipients. This multicenter cohort study enrolled 1,680 KT recipients diagnosed with COVID-19 between March and November 2020, from 35 Brazilian centers. The main outcome was the 90-d...