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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.
Young woman lies in bed at night while looking at a cell phone.
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Research Feature
You’re ready for bed, so you turn off the lights and pull down the shades. Sure, a little light may stream from the sides of the window, or beam from your alarm clock, or TV modem, or cell phone. No big deal, you say? Think again. It turns out that even tiny amounts of nighttime light—from any source—may be harmful to your heart. One recent study...
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 physician reviews a patient's medical records with her in an exam room.
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Research Feature
Researchers are studying how to update and personalize the tools doctors use to predict a patient’s chance of developing cardiovascular disease The annual physical exam is often a routine event for many people. A primary care doctor looks at, among many things, their patient’s blood pressure, cholesterol, and body weight, to help glean the health...
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.