Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ACC: Pericardial effusion prevalent in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Pericardial effusion is prevalent among hospitalized patients with COVID-19, but is rarely due to pericarditis, according to a study published online March 21 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, ahead of presentation ...

Cardiology

Combining low-salt, DASH diets may reduce cardiac damage

(HealthDay)—Dietary interventions, like the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and low sodium consumption, can improve cardiovascular risk factors in a relatively short time period, according to a study ...

Cardiology

NT-proBNP does not improve evaluation of syncope in the ED

(HealthDay)—For adult emergency department (ED) patients with syncope, serum N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) does not improve prognostication above the Canadian Syncope Risk Score (CSRS), according ...

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