Top stories in cardiology: American Heart Association updates BP measurement standards; remote monitoring protocol efficient

Among the top stories in cardiology last week were the American Heart Association’s update of BP measurement standards and trial results that suggested a monitoring protocol with remote instead of in-office interrogations every 6 months was safe and reduced hospital visits and staff workload at 2 years.

Other highlights included data that indicated women who had a history of weight cycling had poorer cardiovascular health and were less likely to meet the BMI metric from the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7, a study that found brain lesions were common in patients with atrial fibrillation and a study that suggested a diet with higher olive oil consumption may lower the risk for cardiovascular events in obese adults due to reduced platelet activity.

American Heart Association updates BP measurement standards

Advances in techniques to measure BP accurately are essential outside and in the office setting, according to a scientific statement published by the American Heart Association in Hypertension. Read more.

RM-ALONE: Remote monitoring protocol safe, efficient

A monitoring protocol with remote instead of in-office interrogations every 6 months was safe and reduced hospital visits and staff workload at 2 years, according to the results of the RM-ALONE trial. Read more.

Weight cycling confers poor cardiovascular health in women

Women who had a history of weight cycling had poorer cardiovascular health and were less likely to meet the BMI metric from the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7, according to data presented at the AHA Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions. Read more.

Brain lesions common in patients with atrial fibrillation

In a cohort of patients with atrial fibrillation, many had large noncortical or cortical infarcts or other brain lesions, which were mostly clinically silent but often associated with reduced cognitive function, researchers reported. Read more.

Frequent olive oil intake may reduce platelet activity in adults with obesity

A diet with higher olive oil consumption may lower the risk for cardiovascular events in obese adults due to reduced platelet activity, according to data presented at the American Heart Association’s EPI-Lifestyle Scientific Sessions. Read more.

 

Among the top stories in cardiology last week were the American Heart Association’s update of BP measurement standards and trial results that suggested a monitoring protocol with remote instead of in-office interrogations every 6 months was safe and reduced hospital visits and staff workload at 2 years.

Other highlights included data that indicated women who had a history of weight cycling had poorer cardiovascular health and were less likely to meet the BMI metric from the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7, a study that found brain lesions were common in patients with atrial fibrillation and a study that suggested a diet with higher olive oil consumption may lower the risk for cardiovascular events in obese adults due to reduced platelet activity.

American Heart Association updates BP measurement standards

Advances in techniques to measure BP accurately are essential outside and in the office setting, according to a scientific statement published by the American Heart Association in Hypertension. Read more.

RM-ALONE: Remote monitoring protocol safe, efficient

A monitoring protocol with remote instead of in-office interrogations every 6 months was safe and reduced hospital visits and staff workload at 2 years, according to the results of the RM-ALONE trial. Read more.

Weight cycling confers poor cardiovascular health in women

Women who had a history of weight cycling had poorer cardiovascular health and were less likely to meet the BMI metric from the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7, according to data presented at the AHA Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions. Read more.

Brain lesions common in patients with atrial fibrillation

In a cohort of patients with atrial fibrillation, many had large noncortical or cortical infarcts or other brain lesions, which were mostly clinically silent but often associated with reduced cognitive function, researchers reported. Read more.

Frequent olive oil intake may reduce platelet activity in adults with obesity

A diet with higher olive oil consumption may lower the risk for cardiovascular events in obese adults due to reduced platelet activity, according to data presented at the American Heart Association’s EPI-Lifestyle Scientific Sessions. Read more.