Oral calcium supplementation;  Child abuse and cardiovascular risk

Oral calcium supplementation; Child abuse and cardiovascular risk

April 30, 2022

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According to recent data, patients with aortic stenosis who received oral calcium supplementation had lower survival rates and were more likely to need aortic valve replacement than those who did not receive supplementation.

The researchers also reported that cardiovascular mortality was higher among older patients with mild to moderate aortic stenosis who had received oral calcium supplementation and had not undergone aortic valve replacement. It was the biggest story in cardiology last week.


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The second main story demonstrated the effects of exposure to childhood abuse on future health outcomes. The study results showed that occasional or frequent childhood abuse was associated with the risk of incident type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia in adulthood, but the risk varied by race and gender.

Read these and other top stories in cardiology below:

Supplemental calcium worsens the risk of death, AVR in aortic stenosis

Researchers reported that oral calcium supplementation with or without vitamin D was associated with shorter survival and an increased need for aortic valve replacement among older patients with mild to moderate aortic stenosis. Read more.

Exposure to childhood abuse predicts the risk of hyperlipidemia, type 2 diabetes

Exposure to occasional or frequent childhood abuse was associated with the risk of incident type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia in adulthood, according to study results published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Read more.

Septal myectomy linked to lower long-term mortality than alcohol ablation for obstructive HCM

Researchers reported that alcohol septal ablation for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was associated with a higher rate of all-cause death at 10 years than septal myectomy. Read more.

Assess, address the social determinants of health to bridge the “growing gap” in cardiology care

When it comes to cardiovascular health and outcomes, the data shows that a person’s CAP is often more predictive than a diagnostic code, correlating with everything from access to care and medication to mortality after hospitalization. Read more.

Vaccination reduces SARS-CoV-2 infection, the risk of mortality in heart transplant recipients

According to a short report published in JAMA cardiology. Read more.

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