Adverse Change in Employment Is Related to Poor Outcomes After Acute MI Analysis From the TRANSLATE-ACS Study

Adverse change in employment after myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with a lower quality of life, increased depression and more difficulty affording medications according to a study that has been published in the June issue of Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes .

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Stress Echo Is Losing Its Prognostic Value in Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis

Neither increase in mean pressure gradient (MPG) nor systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP) at peak exercise predicts outcomes in patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) according to a study published in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging.

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Does Marijuana Use Impact Cardiovascular Health?

With the increasing use and the legalization of marijuana in several states of USA, there is a need to evaluate its impact on the health. To explore this, a systematic review was recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine by Ravi et al. In the study, the investigators studied the association between marijuana use and cardiovascular outcomes. The authors concluded, “Evidence examining the effect of marijuana on cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes, including stroke and myocardial infarction, is insufficient”. Continue reading