CPR During Abe Assassination; More Medicare Cuts; Too Little Salt and HFpEF

CPR During Abe Assassination; More Medicare Cuts; Too Little Salt and HFpEF

July 19, 2022 0 By Jennifer Walker

A physician bystander recalls his failed attempts to resuscitate Shinzo Abe after the former Japanese prime minister was shot in the neck. (Reuters)

More reimbursement cuts are coming, according to the proposed 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. CardioVascular Coalition highlights the changes in peripheral revascularization, and the American College of Cardiology discusses the impact on electrophysiology ablation services.

At Cleveland Clinic, people with a history of myocarditis had a low incidence of recurrent myocarditis when they got an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. (Journal of Cardiac Failure)

Researchers say it is feasible for most countries to reach the 80-80-80 targets for hypertension screening and treatment by the year 2040. (Nature Medicine)

Introducing PROGRESS-CTO complication scores that estimate the risk of periprocedural complications during percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion. (JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions)

Early rhythm control therapy for atrial fibrillation (Afib) reduced cardiovascular events across first-diagnosed, paroxysmal, and persistent cases. Yet first-diagnosed Afib still represented a particularly high-risk pattern. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

Top-ranked hospitals vary widely in their prices for common cardiovascular tests and procedures — an echocardiogram could cost about $200 at one center and over $2,500 at another, for example. (JAMA Internal Medicine)

Is it post-stroke depression or a worsening of symptoms that were there before the stroke? (Neurology)

The American Heart Association wants more research on mental health in people with congenital heart disease. (Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes)

Very restricted cooking salt use was associated with worse prognosis among TOPCAT trial participants with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). (Heart)

For outpatients with unexplained dyspnea, the H2FPEF score can help diagnose HFpEF without invasive pulmonary capillary wedge pressure measurements. (JAMA Cardiology)

Immunosuppressive treatment continued to benefit patients with virus-negative chronic inflammatory cardiomyopathy even after 20 years of the TIMIC trial. (European Heart Journal)

Chicago neighborhoods that cut down on violent crime were more likely to also have improved cardiovascular and coronary artery disease survival from 2000 to 2014. (Journal of the American Heart Association)

Preclinical research suggests that long-term strenuous exercise promotes deleterious vascular remodeling that doesn’t go away after ceasing physical activity. (JACC: Basic to Translational Science)

Low birth weight and unhealthy adult lifestyle habits interacted synergistically to increase the risk of coronary heart disease in women. (eClinicalMedicine)

Antianginal drug ranolazine had its anti-inflammatory effects confirmed in various experiments. (PNAS)

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    Nicole Lou is a reporter for MedPage Today, where she covers cardiology news and other developments in medicine. Follow