The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently published a recommendation statement that advises against the use of beta carotene or vitamin E supplements for CVD and cancer prevention.
The recommendations are consistent with those of the USPSTF’s 2014 recommendation statement on vitamin, mineral and multivitamin supplements for the prevention of CVD and cancer. A review of the new recommendation statement was the top story in cardiology last week.
Another top story was about a novel screening method that analyzes changes in vocal features to predict atrial fibrillation in patients referred for cardioversion.
Read these and more top stories in cardiology below:
USPSTF: No benefit of beta carotene, vitamin E, multivitamins in CVD, cancer prevention
The USPSTF issued a recommendation statement against the use of beta carotene or vitamin E supplements for the prevention of CVD or cancer. Read more.
Changes in vocal features predict AF in novel screening method
A screening method using vowel sounds accurately predicted atrial fibrillation in a cohort of patients referred for cardioversion, researchers reported. Read more.
AHA: Vaping causes CV, respiratory adverse effects; action needed to curb teen use
Evidence suggests vaping causes adverse cardiovascular and respiratory effects, so action must be taken to reduce or prevent access to e-cigarettes to adolescents, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement. Read more.
FDA designates recall of HVAD batteries as class I
The FDA has labeled Medtronic’s single-lot recall of ventricular assist device system batteries due to risk for battery failure as class I, the most serious type of recall. Read more.
Gas stoves improve household air quality but may not affect gestational BP
Use of a gas stove, despite improving household air quality, did not improve gestational BP in pregnant participants in lower-income countries, and contrarily increased BP compared with solid fuel burning stoves, researchers reported. Read more.