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LABAs, LAMAs for COPD may be associated with increased CVD risk in first 30 days of use

Study authors caution physicians to closely monitor new users of long-acting beta2-agonists (LABAs) or long-acting antimuscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) for cardiovascular symptoms.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/01/09/4.htm
9 Jan 2018

FDA approves heart failure drug, looks into antiseptic safety

This update covers a warning that sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors can cause ketoacidosis, and approval of a drug that can reduce hospitalizations from worsening chronic heart failure.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2015/07/fda.htm
1 Jul 2015

New studies analyze risk factors, treatments for afib

One study found that early rhythm control was better than rate control for low-risk patients, another found that age at menarche and menopause was associated with afib risk, and another indicated that women's lower risk for afib is due to their smaller body size compared with men.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/09/06/1.htm
6 Sep 2022

Concomitant influenza infection associated with worse in-hospital outcomes in heart failure patients

Rates of in-hospital mortality, acute respiratory failure with and without mechanical ventilation, and acute kidney injury with and without dialysis were significantly higher in patients admitted with heart failure and influenza infection compared to admissions for heart failure alone.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2019/01/08/4.htm
8 Jan 2019

Perioperative medicine changed in the pandemic

In the face of a lack of guidance on perioperative medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals are developing their own guidelines on timing of surgery after infection in vaccinated patients.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/05/perioperative-medicine-changed-in-the-pandemic.htm
1 May 2022

Heart failure associated with cognitive impairment, more rapid decline

Individuals with prevalent heart failure were 60% more likely to have dementia and 36% more likely to have mild cognitive impairment than those without heart failure.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/07/31/4.htm
31 Jul 2018

Post-COVID-19 clinic director offers tips on lingering symptoms

The first step to treating patients with postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) is simple, one expert said: Believe them.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/06/post-covid-19-clinic-director-offers-tips-on-lingering-symptoms.htm
1 Jun 2022

AHA issues guidance on treating heart failure with reduced ejection fraction

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently released an expert consensus decision pathway that provides practical tips, tables, and figures to help physicians provide optimal care to patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/01/09/6.htm
9 Jan 2018

Low-dose aspirin not associated with improved outcomes in heart failure without afib

A total of 5,450 patients were using low-dose aspirin at baseline, and of these, 3,840 were propensity-matched to nonaspirin users in a 1:1 ratio.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/02/06/5.htm
6 Feb 2018

Aspirin does not appear to increase heart failure events in patients with reduced ejection fraction

No difference was seen between aspirin-treated and warfarin-treated patients for time to any first heart failure event or to first heart failure hospitalization.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2017/08/08/4.htm
8 Aug 2017

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