Science News Commentaries

Medical and Recreational Marijuana: Implications for Cardiovascular Health and P
08/05/2020 | Author: Ersilia M. DeFilippis, MD and Deepak L. Bhatt MD, MPH | In recent years, an increasing number of states have legalized marijuana for recreational use.
Genetic Testing in Cardiology: Incorporating into Clinical Care
07/23/2020 | Author: Carolyn Y. Ho, MD | The first draft of the human genome was published in 2001, representing just over a decade of work and an investment of $1 Billion.
The Influencers and Influences of the Very Important Cardiorespiratory Fitness i
07/20/2020 | Author: Nigel Harris PhD | Since the seminal findings of Blair et al., a substantial body of evidence confirms cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) as a strong independent predictor of all-cause and disease-specific mortality.
Guidelines in a New Era for Cardiac Amyloidosis
06/01/2020 | Author: Daniel P. Judge, MD | Remarkable progress in both the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of cardiac amyloidosis in the past few years has facilitated increased attention to this disorder.
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"