Top in cardiology: Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, discrimination among cardiologists
Recent data showed that omega-3 fatty acid supplements were linked to an increased risk for atrial fibrillation, and the risk increased with higher doses. A report on the data was the top story in cardiology last week.
Another top story reported on a survey of cardiologists, which revealed that more than half of cardiologists from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups experienced discrimination in their careers, with women more likely to report discrimination across groups.
Read these and more top stories in cardiology below:
Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation associated with increased AF risk
Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, especially at higher doses, was associated with elevated risk for atrial fibrillation, according to a meta-analysis of various large-scale randomized controlled trials published in Circulation. Read more.
Perception of discrimination common among cardiologists
More than 50% of cardiologists from historically underrepresented racial or ethnic groups reported experiencing discrimination during their career, according to results from a survey. Read more.
For patients with HFpEF, medical therapy options now abound
Compared with just a few years ago, medical treatment options for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction have expanded greatly, culminating in the first useful new agent for the HFpEF population. Read more.
US hospitalizations for Chagas heart disease, caused by ‘kissing bugs,’ on the rise
The incidence of Chagas cardiomyopathy in the U.S. increased from 2002 to 2017, particularly among individuals who emigrated from Central and South America, and was associated with risk for arrhythmia and heart failure, researchers reported. Read more.
Coronary calcium serves as ‘iceberg in the water’ when evaluating ASCVD risk
Although various studies have established the prognostic value of coronary artery calcium scoring for predicting atherosclerotic risk, some current models do not take coronary calcium into account, a speaker reported. Read more.