Top in cardiology: Chest pain guidance, weight loss and cardiometabolic health – Healio

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The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association recently published recommendations for chest pain care, including which patients should receive further testing as well as which testing is most effective.

A review of the top takeaways from the ACC/AHA guidance was the top story in cardiology last week.

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Another top story showed a correlation between sustained weight loss and delayed cardiometabolic disease onset. Researchers also found that patients who maintained weight loss had a lower risk for developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia.

Read these and more top stories in cardiology below:

ACC, AHA publish first guideline for evaluation, diagnosis of chest pain

For the first time, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines published recommendations for the evaluation and diagnosis of patients who present to the ED with chest pain. Read more.

Sustained weight loss may delay cardiometabolic disease onset

Sustained weight loss was associated with delayed cardiometabolic disease onset, especially among individuals with greater weight-loss magnitude, according to study results published in The American Journal of Cardiology. Read more.

Comorbidities may explain myocardial abnormalities seen in patients with COVID19

Compared with comorbidity-matched volunteers, patients recovering from severe COVID-19 did not show evidence of left ventricular dysfunction or a major excess in persistent myocardial injury, researchers reported. Read more.

Maternal cholesterol during pregnancy associated with acute MI severity in offspring

Maternal cholesterol during pregnancy was an independent risk factor for acute myocardial infarction severity in young adult offspring, according to study results published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Read more.

Preterm delivery tied to risk for future chronic hypertension

Among more than 2 million women in Sweden, preterm delivery yielded a significantly increased risk for future chronic hypertension, an association that persisted at least 40 years later, according to data published in JAMA Cardiology. Read more.

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