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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.

Opting for Plant-Based Protein May Lower Mortality Risk

Higher plant protein intake is associated with lower total mortality, according to two studies presented at the American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2020 Scientific Sessions, held from March 3 to 6 in Phoenix.