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Social vulnerabilities linked to cardiometabolic risk during pregnancy

Social vulnerabilities, such as living in poverty, living in a single parent household, not having a car or being described as a minority, were linked to increased cardiometabolic risk during pregnancy, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2022. The meeting, held in person in Chicago and virtually, […]

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Perceived discrimination increased the risk of worse health outcomes after a heart attack

A study of more than 2,600 young heart attack survivors younger than age 55 found that those who reported more perceived discrimination in their day-to-day lives had a higher risk of worse outcomes in the year after a heart attack, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2022. […]

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People who vape had worrisome changes in cardiovascular function, even as young adults

Adults who regularly used electronic nicotine delivery devices, or e-cigarettes, displayed worrisome changes in heart and blood vessel function and performed significantly worse on exercise stress testing than people who did not use any nicotine products, according to two separate analyses of preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2022. […]

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Modified pig-to-human heart transplant had unexpected changes in heart’s conduction system

Heart rhythm measures in the electrocardiograms of the first pig-to-human heart transplant found unexpected differences in the electrical conduction system of the genetically modified pig heart compared to an unmodified pig heart, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2022. The meeting, held in person in Chicago and […]

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Increase in CVD risk factors found among young Asian adults with atrial fibrillation

An analysis of over 1.3 million young Asian American adults hospitalized for atrial fibrillation (or AFib) found a significant, steady increase in the prevalence of obesity and other modifiable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, such as smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol levels and Type 2 diabetes, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American […]

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Food insecurity linked to increased heart risks for people with peripheral artery disease

Living in a community where there is minimal access to nutritious foods—often called a “food desert”—may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke or early death for people living with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2022. The meeting, held in person in […]

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ICU evaluations prior to cardiac arrest increased odds of survival among Black adults

Although racial disparities in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest among Black and white people are known, both groups had similar chances of receiving an intensive care unit (ICU) evaluation before a cardiac arrest. Receiving an ICU evaluation prior to cardiac arrest improved survival rates by 15% among Black people, according to preliminary research to be […]