Researchers Are Testing Paxlovid as a Treatment for Long COVID
Long COVID currently affects millions of people in the U.S. Symptoms can include brain fog, tremors, sleep disorders, and shortness of breath. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other academic medical centers recently launched clinical trials aimed at finding treatments for long COVID. Researchers think that there may be different causes of long COVID symptoms in different people, which is why they are conducting different clinical trials in many centers around the country.Source: Verywell Health
To get better heart data from wearables, researchers train AI to separate the signal from the noise
As wearable health devices grow more popular, there’s an opportunity to track the broader adult population’s heart health. But it’s much harder for smartwatches to accurately detect the heart’s electrical signals.Source: STAT
Perceived discrimination increased the risk of worse health outcomes after a heart attack
An analysis of more than 2,600 heart attack survivors, ages 55 years and younger, found that nearly 35% of them reported perceived discrimination in their everyday lives.Source: American Heart Association News
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.
Despite Evidence Favoring Direct Oral Anticoagulants Over Warfarin, Adoption in U.S. Clinical Practice Has Been Slow, Yale Study Finds
For decades, patients with atrial fibrillation with a moderate or severe risk for stroke were prescribed the anticoagulant, warfarin. With the emergence of a safer, more effective class of oral anticoagulants, new Yale-led research examines contemporary practices among U.S. clinicians between 2013-2018.
Hospitalizations for hypertensive emergencies rose sharply in US from 1999 to 2019
Among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, hospitalizations for hypertensive emergencies more than doubled from 1999 to 2019, according to data presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.Source: Healio
Yale Study Finds Hospitalization Rates for Acute Hypertension Have Increased With Widening Racial Disparities
Hospitalizations for acute hypertension among Medicare beneficiaries more than doubled between 1999 and 2019 with the largest increase among African Americans, a Yale-led study has found.