December 09, 2019
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Does brushing teeth affect heart health? Read the week’s top stories in cardiology

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Researchers recently reported that patients with better oral hygiene habits had lower risks for atrial fibrillation and heart failure compared with those who had poor oral hygiene.

Read about the study and more top stories in cardiology here.

Good oral hygiene may lower risk for HF, AF

Patients with improved oral hygiene had a lower risk for atrial fibrillation and HF compared with those with poor oral hygiene, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Read more.

Youths with arrhythmias at elevated odds for depression, anxiety, ADHD

Children and adolescents with arrhythmia disorders are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety or ADHD than those without them, according to data presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session. Read more.

AF common in Marfan syndrome, leads to worse long-term outcomes

Atrial fibrillation is common in patients with Marfan syndrome and may lead to worse survival, researchers reported at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Read more.

Pulmonary artery pressure measurement via sensors may improve outcomes in HF

Two different sensors were able to safety and accurately measure pulmonary artery pressures for remote HF management, which resulted in improvements in symptoms and quality of life, according to data from the SIRONA and MEMS-HF trials presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Read more.

Social support plays important role in improving CV health of transgender adults

Transgender and gender-nonconforming adults who experience discrimination are more likely to report increased CV risk factors, such as excessive drinking and short sleep, but social support from family members may weaken the association. Read more.