Top in cardiology: USPSTF aspirin recommendation, AHA survey on flu shots
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a draft recommendation that states the task force no longer recommends aspirin for primary CVD prevention in adults aged 60 years and older.
The task force also advised that use of aspirin for primary CVD prevention in adults aged 40 to 59 years at high risk for CVD should be considered on a case-by-case basis. It was the top story in cardiology last week.
Another top story was about a survey conducted by the American Heart Association, which found that three in five Americans may delay or skip this year’s influenza vaccine.
Read these and more top stories in cardiology below:
USPSTF advises against aspirin for primary CVD prevention for adults 60 years or older
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force no longer recommends aspirin for primary CVD prevention in adults aged 60 years or older, according to a draft recommendation issued today. Read more.
AHA survey: Three in five people may delay or skip flu shot this year, despite warnings
According to a survey conducted by Wakefield Research for the American Heart Association, three in five Americans may delay or skip the flu shot this year, despite warnings from health experts. Read more.
Intensive BP lowering reduces CV events in patients with hypertension, LV hypertrophy
In a cohort of patients with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy, those who achieved systolic BP less than 130 mm Hg and diastolic BP less than 80 mm Hg demonstrated the lowest risk for CVD events, according to new results. Read more.
Rarer causes of severe hypertriglyceridemia require specialized consideration
While rare, certain genetic and multifactorial causes of severe hypertriglyceridemia may warrant special considerations for diagnosis and treatment within their respective patient populations, a speaker reported. Read more.
CMHC to spotlight cardiometabolic disease, ‘the health care problem of our century’
Cardiologists, endocrinologists and primary care physicians will convene both virtually and in-person in National Harbor, Maryland, for the 2021 Cardiometabolic Health Congress. Read more.