Cardiology

AI abdominal fat measure predicts heart attack and stroke

Automated deep learning analysis of abdominal CT images produces a more precise measurement of body composition and predicts major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, better than overall weight or body ...

Health

Food insecurity rates high among people with heart disease

People with atherosclerosis, particularly those who earn a low income and have other socioeconomic disadvantages, are more likely to experience food insecurity than those without the condition, according to new research.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How thyroid function affects stress-related heart problems

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy—also known as stress cardiomyopathy or 'broken heart syndrome'—has only been known as a clinical condition for about 30 years. It is characterized by an acute, serious functional disorder of the ...

Cardiology

Lab results don't explain 'obesity paradox,' but bias may

Results of standard laboratory tests performed on adult outpatients to provide an overall picture of their health are fairly consistent between those with obesity and their leaner counterparts, investigators report.

Diabetes

'Repeat after me' for better diabetes care

(HealthDay)—Repeat this: The key to helping people with diabetes stay healthier and out of the hospital could be as simple as better communication.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emergency department doctors ask: "Where did all the patients go?"

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in New England, emergency department visits for medical emergencies—including psychiatric problems, trauma and heart attacks—declined by nearly a third, raising concerns ...

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