Science News Commentaries

Promoting eating self-regulation to reduce obesity risk: The role of caregivers
05/11/2020 | Author: Tracey Ledoux, PhD, RD, FAND | Nearly 20% of youth have an obese weight status putting them at increased risk of CVD, T2DM, and certain types of cancer.
Saving the Heart and Lives of Mothers: Management of CVD in Pregnancy and Beyond
05/04/2020 | Author: Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS | In 2018, there were 17.4 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births or approximately 700 deaths that occurred during pregnancy, at birth, or within 42 day of birth in the U.S.
Family Caregivers for Persons with HF: Opportunities to Improve Outcomes for Bot
04/30/2020 | Author: Sandra B. Dunbar, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA | Heart Failure (HF) is a cardiovascular condition that continues to increase due to aging of the population and successful treatments of other cardiac and chronic conditions allowing longer years of life.
Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Care of Patients with HF
04/30/2020 | Author: Edward P. Havranek, MD | It has long been understood that the social structures we live in contribute to the genesis of illness and disease. Over the last ten years or so we have seen greater attention paid to this paradigm,
Optimizing Risk Factors and Management of Chronic CAD in Patients with T2DM
04/13/2020 | Author: Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS, FAHA | CVD remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with diabetes mellitus, highlighting the importance of optimal risk factor modification and choosing management strategies that reduces the risk of CV events.
Risk Factor Modification Reduces Atrial Fibrillation
03/09/2020 | Author: Thomas M. Das, MD, Rachit M. Vakil, MD, and Roger S. Blumenthal, MD | Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia, with approximately 5 million new cases diagnosed worldwide each year.
Exercise Health Benefits and Risks-In Search of the Perfect Balance
02/26/2020 | Author: Peter Kokkinos, PhD and Jonathan Myers, PhD | Nearly seven decades since the landmark study of Morris et al the findings of many large and well-conducted epidemiologic studies consistently support
Diagnosing and Managing Fulminant Myocarditis
01/06/2020 | Author: W. H. Wilson Tang, MD | Fulminant myocarditis (FM) remains one of the biggest challenges in critical care cardiology, and one of rare but highly morbid cardiac conditions in which diagnostic strategies and clinical decisions in medical therapy remain largely empirical.
When Dietary Cholesterol Is Most Hazardous to Cardiovascular Health
12/12/2019 | Author: Michael Miller, MD, FAHA | The role of dietary cholesterol in promoting cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been continually debated.
Older Adults in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
12/09/2019 | Author: Lauren Ferrante, MD, MHS | The population is aging, and an increasing number of older adults are living with cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The Management of Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation: The Pathway to True Medical E
11/07/2019 | Commentary from Jeff S. Healey, MD, on the AHA's Circulation journal article, "Subclinical and Device-Detected Atrial Fibrillation: Pondering the Knowledge Gap"
Pulmonary Embolism Management - The New Frontier for Interventional Therapies?
10/04/2019 | Commentary from Sanjum Sethi, MD, MPH, and Sahil Parikh, MD, on the AHA's Circulation journal article, "Interventional Therapies for Acute Pulmonary Embolism"
Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire: hiPSC-CM as Potential Tool for Preclini
09/19/2019 | Commentary from C. Gonzalez & R. Kishore on Use of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes in Preclinical Cancer Drug Cardiotoxicity Testing
Precision Medicine for Heart Failure: using "omics" technologies to find the roa
09/12/2019 | Commentary from Kory J. Lavine MD, PhD, & Charles E. Canter, MD, on the AHA's Circulation GPM journal article, "Heart Failure in the Era of Precision Medicine"
Peripheral Artery Disease Supervised Exercise Therapy: Solvitur Ambulando
08/26/2019 | Commentary from Elizabeth Ratchford, MD, FSVM, on "Implementation of Supervised Exercise Therapy for Patients With Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease"