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ASA Warns Against Multiple Patients Per Ventilator

Sharing mechanical ventilators should not be attempted during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, according to a joint statement published March 26 by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Association for Respiratory Care, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, American Association of Critical‐Care Nurses, and American College of Chest Physicians.

ACC: Increase Seen in Death Rates Due to Hypertension-Related CVD

From 2007 to 2017, there was an increase in mortality rates due to hypertension-related cardiovascular disease, according to a research letter published online March 19 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology to coincide with the virtual meeting of the American College of Cardiology together with the World Congress of Cardiology, held from March 28 to 30.

ACC: Statins Cut Heart Failure Risk in Early Breast Cancer Treatment

For women with early breast cancer receiving anthracyclines or trastuzumab, statin treatment is associated with a reduced risk for heart failure hospital visits, according to a study to be presented at the virtual meeting of the American College of Cardiology together with the World Congress of Cardiology, held from March 28 to 30.

ACC: Many Seniors Hospitalized for Heart Failure Not Tested for CAD

A majority of older patients hospitalized for new-onset heart failure do not receive testing for coronary artery disease, according to a study published online March 24 in Circulation: Heart Failure to coincide with the virtual meeting of the American College of Cardiology together with the World Congress of Cardiology, held from March 28 to 30.

IDSA Issues Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing

In a statement published online March 19 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, recommendations are presented for public health and health care professionals to prioritize coronavirus disease 2019 testing.

More Americans Recognizing Importance of COVID-19 Safety Measures

Americans' understanding of safety measures to protect themselves from COVID-19 is increasing, according to an ongoing survey conducted by researchers at the Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.

Tool Aids Safe Fasting for T2DM Patients Observing Ramadan

Use of the Fasting Algorithm for Singaporeans with Type 2 Diabetes facilitates safe intermittent fasting for patients with diabetes during Ramadan, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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