Cardiorespiratory fitness trends and private health data sharing capabilities are coming to the iOS 15 operating system for iPhones and Apple Watches, Apple announced.
But watch out for magnetic interference on implanted cardiac devices from iPhone 12 Pro Max MagSafe technology. (Journal of the American Heart Association)
There is a “probable link” between the second Pfizer COVID vaccine dose and young men developing myocarditis, Israeli officials said, adding there is not enough evidence to suggest that such a link is causal. (Reuters)
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was associated with a thromboembolic event rate of 1.7 per 100,000 people in interim data from South Africa. (New England Journal of Medicine)
Stroke and heart attack hospitalizations bounced back after the first coronavirus surges across the country, Kaiser Permanente researchers reported in JAMA.
Acute food-induced inflammation, linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease, varied widely between people in the PREDICT study. (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)
Genetic variants may account for a roughly one in five cases of unexplained sudden cardiac death. (JAMA Cardiology)
More than one in five primary care patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) reported experiencing angina at least once a month. (JAMA Network Open)
The most effective short-term treatment for depression in CAD patients may be exercise. (Psychosomatic Medicine)
People abstaining from alcohol after atrial fibrillation diagnosis had stroke risk reduced compared with continuing drinkers. (European Heart Journal)
For people with peripheral artery disease below the knee, the Tack dissection repair device was associated with 73.6% freedom from clinically-driven target lesion revascularization — and 94.7% target limb salvage in the subgroup with critical limb ischemia — at 2 years in the TOBA BTK trial, Philips announced.
Early results were promising for MitraClip XTR tricuspid valve repair among people ranging widely in coaptation gap size. (JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Women seeking care for acute aortic dissection tend to be older, higher-risk, and have more advanced disease than men, registry data showed. (Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Here’s how gender equality in cardiovascular trial leadership can be achieved. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)
The case of a Korean woman’s rapid progression of coronary atherosclerosis after taking the oral antitumor drug regorafenib (Stivarga) for recurrent gastrointestinal cancer. (Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Abbott’s Amplatzer steerable delivery sheath, offering greater flexibility and more precise placement of the Amulet left atrial appendage occluder device, was approved by European and Canadian regulators. (Mass Device)
FDA clearance was given to the Acumen HPI software for the Acumen IQ finger cuff, a noninvasive system to detect hypotension, according to Edwards Lifesciences.
Could lung-targeted SIN3a gene therapy be a promising target in pulmonary arterial hypertension? (Circulation)
A practicing cardiologist runs a farm in Massachusetts. His plan is to give affordable produce to lower-income locals and teach patients about the importance of diet. (Greenfield Recorder)
In India, a bride reportedly died of a heart attack at the altar. Her body was taken to another room while her sister got married instead. (Newsweek)