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Strategies for Managing Hypertension in Patients with CLL
https://www.onclive.com/view/strategies-for-managing-hypertension-in-patients-with-cll

Oct 21st, 2021 - Farrukh Awan, MD: One thing that I always wanted to know was, is there a magic to managing the hypertension? Is there a sequence of drugs that I should use? I know…amlodipine; I know I’m not to use diltiazem. For the β-blockers, I tend to stick with metoprolol because the other one…. Carrie Lenneman, MD, MSCI: Coreg [carvedilol] interacts, yes. Farrukh Awan, MD: Yes, Coreg has an interact...

FDA Looks Closer at Myocarditis; Cognition and DOACs; Silver Lining of Lockdowns?
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/prevention/95128

Oct 19th, 2021 - The American Heart Association warns that progress is slowing in national care for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. (Circulation) FDA's internal deliberations on myocarditis risk will delay its decision on authorizing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents. (Wall Street Journal) Takotsubo syndrome disproportionately affects older women in the U.S., though its incidence is risin...

The Brain and Heart Want Different Blood Pressure Goals
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/prevention/95095

Oct 18th, 2021 - The optimal systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) target for each person may depend on his or her individual risk profile, an observational study suggested. Based on the 33,357-patient ALLHAT trial, there appeared to be a U- or J-shaped association between risk of several cardiovascular events and BP, such that going too low in systolic or diastolic BP was not good for the patient. The nad...

Walk With a Doc: Patients, Physicians Make Strides Together
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960692

Oct 15th, 2021 - Columbus, Ohio–based cardiologist David Sabgir, MD, was a year into private practice when he realized something needed to change. "I realized I couldn't do this," says Sabgir. "I didn't want to have these fruitless conversations for the next 35 years, get a gold watch, and be done with it." The fruitless conversations are those that play on repeat every day in medical practices across the count...

Most Women Born With Heart Defects Can Become Pregnant and Give Birth Safely
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960930

Oct 15th, 2021 - (Reuters Health) - The majority of women with congenital heart defects can safely become pregnant and give birth to healthy babies, a new study in Germany suggests. In an analysis of administrative data on 7,512 pregnancies in 4,015 women with congenital heart disease (CHD), researchers found that rates of maternal and neonatal complications were higher than in a matched control group, but abso...

Why Toilet Paper Is the Unofficial Symbol of Anxiety During COVID
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960950

Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. How did toilet paper become the unofficial symbol of anxiety during the pandemic? Empty store shelves are a stark reminder of how COVID-19 has taken a toll on people. At the beginning of the pandemic, stay-at-home orders drove people to buy large amounts of household goods, especially toilet pap...

Supercomputers Mimic Brain Activity, Hunt for COVID Treatments
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960994

Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Machine learning has come a long way in the quarter-century since a computer nicknamed Deep Blue shocked the world by beating chess champion Garry Kasparov. Today, when our smartphones have far more computing power than Deep Blue, scientists have trained their sights on even bigger opponents, in...

Indiana Couple Says Kids Got COVID Vaccines Rather Than Flu Shots
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960910

Oct 14th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A couple in Indiana took their kids to get flu shots last week but say the pharmacy mistakenly gave them adult doses of the COVID-19 vaccine instead, according to WFIE, an NBC affiliate in Evansville. Alexandra and Joshua Price said they went to a Walgreens on Oct. 4 so the family could get flu ...

Lupin Recalls Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide/Irbesartan Tablets
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960937

Oct 14th, 2021 - Lupin Pharmaceuticals is recalling all batches of irbesartan tablets USP 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg and irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) tablets USP 150 mg/12.5 mg and 300 mg/12.5 mg because of the potential presence of the N-nitrosoirbesartan impurity. "As part of Lupin's ongoing assessment, analysis revealed that certain tested active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) batches (but not f...

Shorter Pregnancies Mean Higher Lifelong Hypertension Risk
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/hypertension/95004

Oct 13th, 2021 - Delivering a child preterm carried lifelong risk for hypertension, a large population-based study showed. Among more than 2 million women in Sweden, delivery before 37 weeks' gestation was independently associated with a 1.67-fold increased risk (95% CI 1.61-1.74) of developing hypertension in the following 10 years, reported Casey Crump, MD, PhD, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in N...

Why Black Women Are Much More Likely to Die of Endometrial Cancer
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960353

Oct 13th, 2021 - Why are Black women dying of endometrial cancer at a much higher rate than White women? Although this survival gap exists across basically every cancer type — breast, prostate, colorectal, non–small cell lung cancer — the numbers for endometrial cancer are particularly alarming. Research shows that Black women have a 90% higher mortality rate than White women. Kemi Doll, MD, MSCR Kemi Doll, MD,...

Key Takeaways From the Latest Stroke Guidelines
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956496

Oct 13th, 2021 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Dear colleagues, I am Christoph Diener from the faculty of medicine at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. This month I would like to report on several new publications from the European Stroke Organisation on the management and prevention of stroke. Managing Blood Pressure in the First 24 Hours The first study deals with the management of b...

Higher Risk of Chronic Disease in Trans vs Cisgender Individuals
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960762

Oct 13th, 2021 - A new study that looked at a large database of privately insured Americans has found that transgender individuals have a higher risk of chronic disease than their cisgender counterparts. Transgender people had higher rates of cardiovascular, neurologic, and endocrine conditions, mental health and substance use disorders, chronic pulmonary disease, anemia, liver disease, renal failure, rheumatoi...

New FDA Guidance Aims to Cut Sodium in Processed Foods
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960788

Oct 13th, 2021 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued voluntary, short-term sodium reduction targets for food manufacturers, chain restaurants, and food service operators for processed, packaged, and prepared foods, with an eye toward reducing diet-related conditions such as heart disease and obesity. According to the FDA, more than 70% of total sodium intake is from sodium added during food man...

Earlier-Life CAC Scans; Omega-3s and Afib; RV vs LV Abnormalities in COVID
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/prevention/94991

Oct 12th, 2021 - Should some individuals at risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease start getting coronary artery calcium scans in their mid-to-late 30s? (Journal of the American College of Cardiology) IV thrombolytics may be safe for stroke patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms, a single-center study found. (Neurology) Major thromboembolism and death were less likely when hospitalized COVID-19...

FDA Issued Postmarket CVD Safety Warning for 1 in 4 Cancer Drugs
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960685

Oct 12th, 2021 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued postmarket cardiac safety warnings for about 1 in 4 cancer therapies, according to a research letter published September 30 in JAMA Oncology. These cardiotoxic risk communications typically were issued just over 4.5 years after a drug's approval — 40% longer than it took to issue noncardiac warnings. However, lead author Daniel Addison, MD, e...

Chronic Stress Hard on Women With Breast Cancer
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960496

Oct 11th, 2021 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Long-term exposure to chronic social and environmental stress may contribute to poor outcomes in women with breast cancer, new research suggests. The study found that chronic physiologic "wear and tear" from lifelong exposure to stressors, known as allostatic load, was associated with a decreased likelihood of completing chemotherapy and a lower overall survival in w...

Fast Five Quiz: Chocolate and Health Facts vs Fiction
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/903045

Oct 11th, 2021 - Cocoa has had a recorded role in medicine dating back well over 500 years. Over time, the impact of chocolate consumption on health has been the subject of various myths and numerous studies of widely varying significance. Providing patients with accurate information about the impact that eating chocolate can have on their health requires separating the evidence from fiction and possible misrep...

Meet the Doc Who Put Hydroxychloroquine (and More) on Trial in COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/958176

Oct 11th, 2021 - Robert A. Harrington, MD: This is Bob Harrington from Stanford University on Medscape Cardiology and theheart.org. During the course of COVID, we've tried to talk about some of the science that's going on and some of the other things people might be doing, like writing to relieve some of the stress of COVID. Perhaps one of the most important topics of COVID is what we're going to discuss today:...

Oct 8, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960388

Oct 8th, 2021 - Please note that the text below is not a full transcript and has not been copyedited. For more insight and commentary on these stories, subscribe to the This Week in Cardiology podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your preferred podcast provider. In This Week’s Podcast For the week ending October 8, 2021, John Mandrola, MD comments on the following news and features stories. I will be at the ...