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American Heart Association warns that African Americans and Hispanics face greater heart failure risk

Studies have shown that heart failure affects African American individuals with roughly twice the incidence of that of Caucasians. The Hispanic population has the second-highest risk of developing heart failure in the USA.

“Worrisome” rise in cardiovascular disease predicted out to 2060

Projected rates of cardiovascular risk factors and disease will increase significantly in the USA by 2060, a study published in the Journal of the...
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Racial minorities less likely to receive CPR

Black and Hispanic individuals experiencing a cardiac arrest either at home or in public are substantially less likely to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from...

Remote blood pressure monitoring beneficial for stroke survivors in under-resourced areas

A new strategy using telehealth to monitor blood pressure at home for several months immediately after a stroke had a positive impact on patient engagement and blood...

Study finds no link between hydroxychloroquine and QTc interval prolongation in lupus patients

Research presented at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting (ACR Convergence, 3–9 November, virtual) shows that hydroxychloroquine does not appear to be associated...

Ethnic and racial minority cardiologists face professional discrimination and exclusion

Ethnic and racial minority cardiologists report career satisfaction but face professional discrimination and exclusion. This was the main finding of the American College of...

Hostile environment: Cardiologists report high prevalence of discrimination and harassment in the workplace

Discrimination and harassment are a common experience among those working in cardiology, according to the findings from a global survey carried out by the...

American Heart Association issues call for action on structural racism in cardiovascular care

Structural racism is a major cause of poor health and premature death from heart disease and stroke, according to a presidential advisory issued today...

JAHA retracts paper calling for end to cardiology diversity programmes

The Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) has retracted a paper published in March 2020, which drew criticism due to its conclusions about race and the role of affirmative action within...

Sex and race disparities found in ICD interventions for cardiac patients

Results of a clinical trial show stark disparities in the use of life-saving implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) interventions based on sex and race, suggesting...

Youths with cardiac arrhythmia more likely to have ADHD or depression

Children and teens with cardiac arrhythmias are more likely to have depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared with those of similar...

Diversity strategies in cardiology are not working, study finds

Different strategies are needed to address the continuing lack of diversity in the US cardiology workforce, say the authors of a cross-sectional study which...

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy is executive medical director at The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute at HCA Midwest Health, Kansas, USA. He holds the title Professor...
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Racial and gender disparities in care exist for patients newly-diagnosed with atrial fibrillation

New study published in HeartRhythm shows differences in the utilisation of atrial fibrillation therapies in a large nationwide population.

What is the best strategy for managing atrial fibrillation?

John D Day, president-elect of the Heart Rhythm Society writes that many cases of atrial fibrillation in the USA could be prevented or reversed with lifestyles focussed on health.
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National campaign launched in USA to help increase diversity in clinical trials

The "I'm In" campaign will help to educate underrepresented populations about clinical trial participation in USA.
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Researchers find a new possible cause of sudden infant death

Researchers in USA and Australia have found a new potentially treatable cause of sudden infant death, consisting of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation preceded by ST segment changes and QRS widening.

An approach to patient education and raising greater awareness of heart rhythm disorders

The Heart Rhythm Society has several campaigns to raise awareness of heart rhythm disorders, such as "Arrest the Risk Awareness" that aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest among black and Hispanic communities. Anne Gillis reviews the importance of patient education.
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Heart Rhythm Society and Association of Black Cardiologists launch 10-City Arrest the Risk campaign...

The Heart Rhythm Society and the Association of Black Cardiologists are working in conjunction to help reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest among African Americans through a new campaign titled 10-City Arrest the Risk.

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