The AHA has published a scientific statement on blood pressure measurements in humans to update findings released in the 2005 version.
A study with representative US citizens showed similar trends for most CV risk factors between men and women from 2001 to 2016, with the exception of BMI and total cholesterol, and sex differences for control of hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia.
Noise from road traffic, railway and aircraft were associated with MI mortality in a cohort of adults, independently of air pollution, in a model that assessed individual exposure at the address and floor level.
A prospective, accelerometer-based study shows that total sedentary time and the pattern in which it accumulates (long bouts vs interrupted) are positively associated with the risk of CVD in older women.
Self-reported consumption of ≥2 artificially sweetened beverages per day was associated with higher risk of CV events and all-cause mortality in postmenopausal women, as shown in an observational study.
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Large population-based study with 10 years follow-up showed that frequent tooth brushing and regular dental visits lower the risk of CV events associated with oral health problems.
A retrospective cohort study found that low adherence to long-term statin therapy was associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality in patients with ASCVD.
Consuming a diet with red meat as the main protein source for 4 weeks results in substantial increases in gut-microbiota-produced TMAO levels, as compared with isocaloric white meat and non-meat diets.
This meta-analysis of RCTs on statins demonstrated reduced risk of most CVD outcomes in primary prevention populations, with increased risk of some side effects. A network meta-analysis revealed different benefit-harm profiles for specific statins.
In the ORBIT-AF multicenter cohort study, AF patients with cognitive impairment or frailty showed higher stroke risk and mortality, but OACs were underprescribed. The conditions did not affect OAC treatment effect.
In a randomized study, people using e-cigarettes had a higher 1-year abstinence rate than those on nicotine replacement products, but 80% continued to use e-cigarettes after 1 year, vs 9% with NR.