Over 25% of obese people participating in a 10 week lifestyle modification program lost more than 3% of their body weight. A report on the effectiveness of the program made the headlines in cardiology last week.
Another big story was that the Texas Children’s Hospital was named the best pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery center in the country. the American News and World Report ranked UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital in Los Angles second and third.
Read these articles and many more in cardiology below:
Lifestyle intervention program improves CV and mental health in obesity
According to a study presented to EuroHeartCare, obese patients experienced improved cardiovascular and mental health after participating in a personalized, non-judgmental lifestyle modification program. Read more.
Texas Children’s Hospital Ranked # 1 in Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Texas Children’s Hospital ranked # 1 on US News and World Reports list of top hospitals for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery for the fifth consecutive year. Read more.
Microvascular angina “a major global problem”
Microvascular angina is a significant health problem that confers a risk of major adverse cardiovascular events, according to registry data from the Coronary Vasomotor Disorders International Study, or COVADIS, Group. Read more.
The drop in CV testing at the start of the pandemic varied by region
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, diagnostic cardiovascular volumes declined, but the declines varied by region in the United States, according to INCAPS-COVID registry data. Read more.
Uncommon follow-up imaging after surgical obstruction of AGA
Less than half of the patients who had an occlusion of the left atrial appendage during open heart surgery received follow-up imaging to determine if anticoagulation was still needed, the researchers reported. Read more.