Win for Vegan Diet; Injectable Balloon Catheters OK’d; OAC Options After Failed DOAC

Derick Alison
Derick Alison
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Do people with a family history of cardiovascular disease have a particular need to consume more eicosapentaenoic/docosahexaenoic acids? (Circulation)

A healthy vegan diet held a cardiometabolic advantage over omnivorous eating when tested among identical twins. (JAMA Network Open)

Blood pressure quickly rises by 4.5 mm Hg after exposure to road pollution, a randomized crossover trial found. (Annals of Internal Medicine)

A potassium, magnesium, and citrate supplement was protective against higher blood glucose caused by the thiazide diuretic chlorthalidone in a randomized trial highlighted by UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Following stroke resulting from direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) failure, continued DOAC therapy was still associated with fewer major cardiovascular events than switching to a vitamin K antagonist. (Journal of the American Heart Association)

Sham-controlled trial finds that hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy for obstructive sleep apnea did not improve systolic blood pressure and cardiovascular outcomes. (JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery)

High lipoprotein(a) predicts peripheral artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and major adverse limb events. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

Summa Therapeutics announced FDA approval of its Finesse Injectable angioplasty balloon catheters for peripheral artery disease.

Intensive cardiac rehabilitation, which includes more lifestyle education, was associated with improved survival compared with traditional cardiac rehab. (Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes)

For some reason, women with dilated cardiomyopathy tend to suffer more heart failure events early on despite less prevalent myocardial fibrosis and a milder phenotype at presentation than male peers. (JACC: Heart Failure)

Researchers found a 63.3% survival rate at 5 years among people who received the HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device in the ELEVATE registry. (European Heart Journal)

Steve Lome, DO, the cardiologist who performed CPR on two fellow runners at Monterey Bay Half Marathon last year, joined them again for the same race this year. All three men finished. (USA Today)

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