Researchers Connect Air Pollution to Hospital Readmissions for Stroke
A team led by Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) researchers has found a significant connection between long-term exposure to common air pollutants and hospital readmissions among people who have had a stroke. The finding suggests the need to reevaluate air pollution regulations in the U.S.
Two Heart Medications Tied to Greater Heart Attack Risk During Very Hot Weather
A new Yale study found that, among people suffering non-fatal heart attacks associated with hot weather, an outsize portion were taking beta-blockers or antiplatelet medication. The study doesn’t prove that these medications caused the heart attacks, nor that they make people more vulnerable to heart attack. Although it’s possible that they did increase the risk of heart attacks triggered by hot weather, it’s also possible that patients’ underlying heart disease explains both the prescriptions and the higher susceptibility to heart attack during hot weather.
Disparities Persist in Positive Cardiac Longevity Trend
One of the first national studies to measure long-term patient outcomes following a heart attack has found positive overall trends, but those benefits do not extend to low-income and Black communities, according to a new study in JAMA Cardiology.
Yale electrophysiologist weighs in on LOOP trial using ILRs for atrial fibrillation detection, with a surprisingly high incidence of incidentally identified bradyarrhythmias
Data supports that implantable loop recorders (ILRs), medical devices increasingly used to detect atrial fibrillation, lead to greater stroke prevention in high-risk patients with undiagnosed arrhythmias but also reveal a significant burden of bradyarrhythmias.
Data question universal restriction of vigorous exercise for people with HCM
Adults with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who engaged in vigorous exercise were at no greater risk for death, cardiac arrest or other outcomes compared with those engaging in low-to-moderate-intensity physical activity.Source: Healio