Top in cardiology: More AHA Scientific Sessions highlights
Healio’s live coverage of the virtual American Heart Association Scientific Sessions dominated the top stories in cardiology for the second week in a row.
Top stories included trial results that showed a high-dose influenza vaccine failed to reduce cardiovascular events in a high-risk cohort and a report on several studies that indicated cannabis users are at higher risk for acute MI.
Read these and more top stories in cardiology below:
INVESTED: High-dose influenza vaccine fails to reduce death, CV events in high-risk cohort
Injection of a high-dose influenza vaccine did not affect all-cause death, cardiac or pulmonary hospitalization compared with a lower dose in patients with prior MI or heart failure hospitalization, according to findings from the INVESTED trial. Read more.
Cannabis use may confer increased admission for acute MI, worse outcomes in PCI
Cannabis use in the U.S. is rising, and although users are typically younger, their risk for acute MI is elevated, and after percutaneous coronary intervention, cannabis users may be at increased risk for bleeding and stroke compared with nonusers, researchers reported. Read more.
STRENGTH: No CV benefit with omega-3 carboxylic acid
Administration of high-dose omega-3 carboxylic acid compared with corn oil placebo did not reduce incidence of major adverse CV events among statin-treated adults with elevated triglycerides at high CV risk. Read more.
‘Nocebo effect’ may explain many cases of statin intolerance: SAMSON
Patients who developed symptoms within 2 weeks of statin initiation reported similar adverse effects while on placebo, suggesting a large proportion of burden owed to the nocebo effect, according to findings from the SAMSON trial. Read more.
COVID-19 CVD registry highlights racial/ethnic disparities, risk in obesity
CVD complications in patients with COVID-19 are less common than were believed, but COVID-19 complications disproportionately affect patients with obesity and Black and Hispanic individuals, according to new registry data. Read more.