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Thrombotic risk with contraceptives; multimorbidity in night workers


September 19, 2022

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Combined oral contraceptives were associated with an increased risk for thrombotic events in women with obesity, according to a recent review.

Researchers found that the risk for cardiovascular events, primarily venous thromboembolism, was 12 to 24 times higher among women with obesity who used combined oral contraceptives compared with those who did not have obesity and did not take combined oral contraceptives. It was the top story in cardiology last week.

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The second top story was about an increased risk for cardiometabolic multimorbidity in night-shift workers. Researchers reported that the risk was 16% greater in men with hypertension who worked more than 10 night shifts a month compared with day workers.

Read these and more top stories in cardiology below:

Certain contraceptives may increase risk for thrombotic events in women with obesity

Use of combined oral contraceptives in women with obesity may confer elevated cardiovascular risk in the form of venous and arterial thromboembolism, researchers reported. Read more.

Night-shift workers with high BP at elevated risk for cardiometabolic multimorbidity Shift workers with hypertension who usually or always work night shifts had greater risk for cardiometabolic multimorbidity compared with day workers, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Read more.

Patisiran beneficial in ATTR amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy

In patients with transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy, patisiran improved functional capacity and quality of life at 12 months compared with placebo, according to the results of the APOLLO-B trial. Read more.

‘See this as your role’: Contraceptive counseling vital in cardiology care

Cardiologists should address contraceptive use during every visit for reproductive-age women with cardiovascular risk, according to a speaker. Read more.

Cumulative systolic BP load may improve CV prognostic value vs. other BP measures Cumulative systolic BP load demonstrated improved prognostic value compared with other BP measures for the assessment of cardiovascular risk in patients with diabetes, according to data published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Read more.

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