Articles matching the ‘Cardiovascular disease’ Category

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September 27th, 2021

Podcast 279: Age-specific data do better than age-adjusted data in revealing health inequities

Kiarri Kershaw has written a simple letter in JACC — the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The letter conveys a strong message: health inequities don’t act uniformly across one’s lifetime. Her examination of Black versus white mortality from all causes and from cardiovascular causes with the use of age-specific data shows places in […]


November 28th, 2019

Podcast 244: Colchicine after myocardial infarction

The anti-inflammatory colchicine is powerful and cheap. It’s thought that, because cardiovascular problems often stem from inflammation, colchicine could help prevent secondary events after MI. That’s what Jean-Claude Tardif and an international group of colleagues set out to investigate. The group reports in the NEJM that daily low-dose colchicine was associated with a lower rate of […]


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