Coronavirus infection may cause lasting damage throughout the body, doctors fear
For a world grappling with the new coronavirus, it’s becoming increasingly clear that even when the pandemic is over, it won’t really be over. Now doctors are beginning to worry that for patients who have survived COVID-19, the same may be true.Source: Los Angeles Times
ERs are seeing up to 60% fewer heart attack patients as those infected with coronavirus fill hospital beds but cardiac emergencies mysteriously 'disappear'
Emergency rooms across the U.S. are seeing less than half of usual number of heart attack patients as beds are filled by those infected with coronavirus.Source: Mary Kekatos
Hospitals seeing ‘a previously unimaginable shift’ due to COVID-19—are patients afraid to seek medical attention?
As COVID-19 continues to keep healthcare providers busy, fewer patients appear to be seeking care for other serious issues, including cardiovascular complications such as heart attack and stroke.Source: Cardiovascular Business
Millions on Daily Aspirin for CV Prevention, but Probably Shouldn't Be: US Study
Millions of adults are taking aspirin daily without their doctor's advice or knowledge, probably increasing their risk of major bleeding, suggests an analysis based on a national cohort in the United States.Source: Medscape
Better Science, Better Lives: Women's Health Research at Yale is Working for You
Across the country, it’s becoming clearer every day: We must study the health of women. We must study the influence of sex-and-gender differences on health. And it’s time for all aspects of medical research and practice to embrace this change.
A Better Way to Classify Young Women’s Heart Attacks
A new study, sponsored by Women’s Health Research at Yale, shows how a sex-specific classification system can define and group types of heart attacks that are more common for women. In doing so, the researchers have produced a more accurate guide to treatment and prognosis.
Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients
Close to 20% of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. Performance on a simple mobility test is the best predictor of whether an elderly heart attack patient will be readmitted, a Yale-led study reports.
Text Messages Show Promise as Next Step for Improving Heart Health in China
Motivational text messages are a well-liked, feasible new way to provide additional support to Chinese patients with heart disease, reports a preliminary study by researchers at Yale and in China. However, the study did not prove that these targeted text messages led to an improvement in blood pressure control amongst the recipients, the intended outcome.
Giant Study Suggests Apple Watch Accurately Catches Atrial Fibrillation
Early results from a giant study of Apple Watch users show the wearable device appears to detect atrial fibrillation (AF) with a high degree of accuracy, and about half the users who got an AF alert said they contacted a doctor.Source: AJMC