The National Institutes of Health awarded nearly $470 million to build a national study population of diverse research volunteers and support large-scale studies on the long-term effects of COVID-19. The NIH Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative made the parent award to New York University (NYU) Langone Health, New York City,...
After reviewing data from more than 24,000 adults, researchers found heart failure was uncommon among adults younger than age 55, but risk factors like smoking and high blood pressure were associated with greater age-adjusted risks compared to adults ages 75 and older.
Among 127 patients with atrial fibrillation who identified as a racial or ethnic minority, those who had a corrective heart rhythm procedure experienced fewer adverse outcomes, such as hospitalization, compared to those who received drug therapy.
After reviewing health information from more than 6,000 adults ages 65 and older, researchers found an association between disrupted sleep patterns and increased risks for developing dementia or dying over an eight-year period.
A sub-study of the international REPRIEVE clinical trial found that approximately half of study participants, who were considered by traditional measures to be at low-to-moderate risk of future heart disease, had atherosclerotic plaque in their arteries.
Researchers at Michigan Medicine tested the accuracy of a common tool doctors use to predict sepsis among hospitalized patients. Differences in how the developer and physicians defined sepsis resulted in variations in detection rates.
The number of deaths from cardiovascular disease increased in 2020, but disproportionately affected Black, Hispanic, and Asian adults. The study authors note public health messaging, programs, and policies could address pandemic-related cardiovascular disease risks.
CHIP results in cell changes that can increase the risk for heart disease and is more common among adults over age 70. Researchers have studied factors associated with CHIP, like premature menopause, and now identify a potential link between heart-healthful eating patterns and fewer CHIP incidents.
In a quest to map every cell in the human body, researchers are getting closer with a model of lung endothelial cells – which follows a recent atlas of human heart cells. These reference maps are helping scientists study a variety of conditions, including COVID-19.