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A man uses a pulse oximeter device
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NHLBI in the Press
Researchers found pulse oximeters overestimated oxygen levels for adults who identify as Asian, Black, or Hispanic – which can lead to missed or delayed opportunities for COVID-19-related treatment and care.
A doctor looks at a tablet
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NHLBI in the Press
After assessing data from thousands of adults hospitalized for COVID-19, researchers found those who smoked or vaped were more likely than non-smokers to experience severe outcomes, including needing advanced respiratory support.
Computed tomography of the chest
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NHLBI in the Press
Differences in the structure and size of airways of women compared to men may help explain why women are more likely to experience worse COPD symptoms, according to research published in Radiology.
A woman runs after a young child as they laugh playing outside.
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NHLBI in the Press
Adults were 30-40% less likely to experience a stroke if they scored higher on “Life’s Simple 7,” measures of heart-healthy living. The study also found that adults who experienced a stroke but had fewer cardiovascular risks experienced the event 5-6 years later.
A woman smiles as she walks through a neighborhood
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NHLBI in the Press
Postmenopausal women who were more optimistic lived about four years longer than peers who were least optimistic, according to research from the Women’s Health Initiative.
Researchers created a concept for a dissolvable pacemaker that uses wireless technology for temporary heart rhythm control.
Credit: Northwestern University/George Washington Universi...
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NHLBI in the Press
To provide patients with a noninvasive solution for temporary cardiac support, researchers created a prototype for a tiny pacemaker that can dissolve after a few days or several weeks. The model weighs less than half a gram and contains no wires, leads, or batteries.