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.
What Is Cardiac Arrest? What to Know About Why Damar Hamlin Collapsed
After Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills collapsed Monday night following a hit during a National Football League game against the Cincinnati Bengals, his team said the 24-year-old safety had suffered a cardiac arrest.Source: Wall Street Journal
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
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.