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This Week in Cardiology

Dec 9, 2022

Nudges, statins, AI, less-is-more in the ICU, myocarditis, exercise as medicine, and December in the hospital are the topics John Mandrola, MD, covers in this week’s podcast.

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I. Nudges and Statin Prescribing

EHR Alerts to Both Doc and Patient May Boost Statin Prescribing

Effect of Nudges to Clinicians, Patients, or Both to Increase Statin Prescribing

Association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program With Mortality Among Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized for Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, and Pneumonia

Lack of Efficacy of a Salience Nudge for Substituting Selection of Lower-Calorie for Higher-Calorie Milk in the Work Place

II. AI and Chest X-Ray

Single Chest X-Ray Could Predict 10-Year CVD Risk

III. BOX Trial

Shorter Fever Prevention Duration Effective After Cardiac Arrest

Duration of Device-Based Fever Prevention after Cardiac Arrest

Oxygen Targets in Comatose Survivors of Cardiac Arrest

Blood-Pressure Targets in Comatose Survivors of Cardiac Arrest

Lower or Higher Oxygenation Targets for Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure

IV. Myocarditis

Mortality Higher in Myocarditis After Virus Than After COVID Vax

Autopsy-based histopathological characterization of myocarditis after anti-SARS-CoV-2-vaccination

Myopericarditis After COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination Among Adolescents and Young Adults

Prognosis of Myocarditis Developing After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination Compared With Viral Myocarditis

V. Exercise as Medicine

Just 8 Minutes of Exercise a Day Is All You Need

Vigorous physical activity, incident heart disease, and cancer: how little is enough?

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John M Mandrola, MD