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Results of a recent study confirmed that patients already taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) should not discontinue taking them due to COVID-19 infection.
For patients with COVID-19, the combination of the disease and preexisting atrial arrhythmias may create a pathologic synergy that significantly increases the risk for major adverse cardiac events and death.
The research team described how approximately 12 minutes of acute cardiopulmonary exercise affected more than 80% of circulating metabolites, including pathways linked to a wide range of favorable health outcomes, thus identifying potential mechanisms that could contribute to a better understanding of the cardiometabolic benefits of exercise.
The researchers examined the health records of more than 1100 adults, who had an average age of 45 years, were 52% female, and who are participants in the ongoing Childhood Determinants of Adult Health study.
Green spaces were also associated with an improvement in air quality.
Individuals who regularly consume chili peppers may live longer and may have a significantly reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome may be associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism complications in severe cases.
A majority of young adults with cardiovascular disease are not receiving the annual influenza vaccine despite their heightened risk of secondary infections.
Researchers analyzed the survey responses of more than 1400 current users of e-cigarette and related products from 18 to 64 years of age, evenly divided among male and female, who took part in a national online survey in 2016.
Cannabis use is becoming much more prevalent in the United States, as several more states have recently legalized it for recreational or medicinal use.
Higher Fitness Levels Linked to Lower Risk of Atrial Fibrillation in Male, African American Veterans
Higher fitness levels reduced the risk of developing atrial fibrillation by up to 50% in a study of Black male veterans.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many cardiovascular rehabilitation programs to go virtual.