Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cardiology for January 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Long-Term Incidence of A-Fib Increased in Women With Breast Cancer
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with breast cancer have an increased long-term incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online Jan. 28 in Heart Rhythm.
Rising Temps May Up Burden of Congenital Heart Disease in U.S.
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Projected increases in maternal heat exposure may result in increased congenital heart defect (CHD) burden, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
AHA: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is 48.0 percent in adults in the United States based on 2013 to 2016 data, according to a report published online Jan. 31 in Circulation.
Fruit, Vegetable Intake Very Low in Hemodialysis Population
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fruit and vegetable intake is very low in the hemodialysis population, with higher consumption associated with lower mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
E-Cigarettes More Effective for Smoking Cessation
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Electronic cigarettes are more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine replacement therapy, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Meta-Analysis: Small Weight Increase Seen for Breakfast Eaters
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Eating breakfast may not be a good strategy for weight loss, according to research published online Jan. 30 in The BMJ.
Death at 10 Years Similar With Bilateral-, Single-Artery CABG
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There is no difference in the rate of death from any cause at 10 years for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with bilateral or single internal-thoracic-artery grafting, according to a study published in the Jan. 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.