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Severe COVID-19 Increases Risk of Ventricular Tachycardia

2023 03 May

According to research presented at EHRA 2023, patients with severe COVID-19 requiring mechanical ventilation have an increased risk of developing ventricular tachycardia and other heart rhythm disorders within six months. The study found that these patients had a higher risk of developing ventricular tachycardia than those without a severe COVID-19... Read more

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COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Increase Risk of Related Adverse Events

2023 15 Feb

According to a study published in the journal Vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines have not been linked to an increased risk of serious adverse events such as heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, myocarditis, pericarditis, and deep vein thrombosis. The study, which was coordinated by Lamberto Manzoli, a medical epidemiologist and professor at the University... Read more

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COVID-19 Associated with Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

2023 01 Feb

A study published in Cardiovascular Research found that COVID-19 is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death in both the short and long term. In the first three weeks of infection, the likelihood of COVID-19 patients dying was up to 81 times higher than uninfected individuals and remained five times higher up to 18 months later. ... Read more

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What Do We Know About XBB.1.5?

2023 24 Jan

The XBB.1.5 variant is a new sub-variant of Omicron. It has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the most transmissible variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This is because it contains specific mutations which allow it to bind better to human cells and replicate more efficiently. This increases the likelihood of transmission. ... Read more

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Pandemic Erased Progress in Lowering Heart Disease Death Rate

2022 09 Nov

Before 2020, the heart disease death rate had been declining steadily for nearly a decade. The decrease was recognised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the ten greatest public health achievements of the last century. However, the death rate has increased significantly during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. According... Read more

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Statins Linked to Reduced COVID-19 Severity, Risk of Death

2022 27 Oct

A new study of more than 38,000 patients suggests that statins may reduce the risk of death and severity of COVID-19.  According to Ettore Crimi, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and lead author of the study, statins decrease inflammation which may help reduce the severity of COVID-19. The study also shows that regular statin... Read more

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COVID-19 Increases Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Youth

2022 27 Sep

According to a study that analysed electronic health records (EHRs) of more than 1 million patients ages 18 and younger, children infected with COVID-19 show a higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes. The study is published in  JAMA Network Open.  Researchers report that children and adolescents who contracted COVID-19 were more prone to developing... Read more

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COVID-19 Lockdown and Weight Changes

2022 21 Jun

It has been speculated that the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and shutdown of public places may have resulted in weight gain and increased rates of obesity. A recent survey reported that 60% of adults had gained a mean of 5.6 kg in body weight. However, another meta-analysis suggested much smaller gains at about 1.57 kg. The findings are hence quite... Read more

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Mental Health and Policy Stringency During COVID-19

2022 03 May

According to two new studies that have reviewed data from 15 countries, pandemic policy measures aimed at controlling rather than eliminating COVID-19 are associated with worse mental health and lower life evaluations. Findings are published in The Lancet.  Study results show that countries that aimed to eliminate community transmission within... Read more

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Hospitalised COVID-19 Patients More Likely to Die Than Those With Influenza

2022 27 Apr

Adults (aged 18 or older) hospitalised with COVID-19 are at higher risk of complications and death than those with influenza, despite being younger and having fewer chronic illnesses, according to a retrospective cohort study conducted at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona. The findings, presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology... Read more

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Money Talks, Djokovic Walks?

2022 05 Jan

STORY UPDATE: Novak Djokovic has been denied entry to Australia after an extraordinary mix-up with his visa application. It seems his team requested a sub-class of visa that does not apply to those with a medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine. This news comes in the midst of a furious backlash from tennis fans around the world who are angry... Read more

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BREAKING NEWS: COVID-19 Pill Receives First Authorisation in the World

2021 04 Nov

U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has authorised the first oral antiviral medicine for treating mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults with a positive COVID-19 infection and at least one risk factor for developing severe illness.    Molnupiravir will be the first oral medicine authorised for COVID-19. This is a major achievement... Read more

Cardiology Management Call for Journal Submissions

2021 24 Oct is a leading publication in healthcare management and leadership. We feature articles on imaging, cardiology, critical care, hospital management and HealthIT.    We welcome papers addressing topics related to COVID-19, diagnostic imaging, radiology, cardiovascular disease, cardiac imaging, critical care, hospital management and... Read more

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The COVID-19 Lockdown - A Live Experiment Revealing Gender Differences

2021 29 Sep

New research shows men and women demonstrated typical and cliché-sounding behavioural patterns during the COVID-19 lockdown in spring 2020. The findings are published in Scientific Reports and are based on mobile phone data from 1.2 million Austrians.  Among some of the typical and expected behavioural patterns, the researchers observed that women... Read more

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#ESCCongress 2021 Begins Soon!

2021 26 Aug

The ESC Congress 2021, the world’s largest cardiovascular event, begins soon. Get ready for the hottest new science in cardiology from August 27-30.    During the scientific meeting, all areas of cardiovascular disease will be covered across 15 channels. The spotlight this year will be on Sudden Cardiac Death. In addition, the congress will feature... Read more

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Effect of COVID-19 Vaccine Against Delta Variant

2021 27 Jul

The Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 has contributed to a significant surge in cases around the globe, including India and the U.K. While more and more people continue to get vaccinated worldwide, the effectiveness of these vaccines against the delta variant remains unclear.   In this study, researchers use a negative-case... Read more

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Statins May Reduce COVID-19 Severity

2021 20 Jul

Findings from a new study published in PLOS ONE show that patients taking statins had a 41% lower risk of in-hospital death from COVID-19.  Statins are used to reduce blood cholesterol levels by blocking liver enzymes responsible for making cholesterol. This category of drugs is widely prescribed worldwide. According to the CDC, 93% of patients who... Read more

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Effect of COVID-19 on Life Expectancy

2021 27 Jun

According to latest findings, decreases in life expectancy during 2020 were much larger in the United States than in other high income countries, particularly among Hispanic and Black Americans.  The findings show that between 2018 and 2020, life expectancy in the U.S. decreased by almost two years - 8.5 times the average decrease in 16 other comparable... Read more

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So You Think You Got Microchipped? Prove It!

2021 08 Jun

  People around the world are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. There are four main options out there for those who want to be vaccinated - the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the Moderna vaccine, the on-and-off Astra Zeneca vaccine and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.   While most people are optimistic that mass vaccination will help the world... Read more

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The Dilemma of Using Location-Based Terms for COVID-19 Variants

2021 01 Jun

With the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in India, talks of the “Indian variant” have been circulating over social media. However, this has offended the Indian government who is demanding that references to the Indian variant in media should be removed as it hurts the country’s image and is also not scientifically accurate.   While media has not complied... Read more