Low‐Dose #Aspirin for Primary Prevention of #Cardiovascular Disease: Use Patterns and Impact Across Race and Ethnicity in the Southern Community Cohort Study

..Over a median follow‐up of 11.3 years, low‐dose aspirin use was associated with a trend toward decreased risk of ischemic cardiac death in white participants (adjusted hazard ratio: 0.86; 95% CI, 0.68–1.10), especially in women (adjusted hazard ratio: 0.72; 95% CI, 0.51–1.02), but not in black participants (adjusted hazard ratio: 1.18; 95% CI, 0.98–1.40). Similar trends were observed when the analysis was restricted to high‐risk … Continue reading Low‐Dose #Aspirin for Primary Prevention of #Cardiovascular Disease: Use Patterns and Impact Across Race and Ethnicity in the Southern Community Cohort Study

Associations between Skeletal #Muscle and #Myocardium in Aging: A Syndrome of “Cardio‐Sarcopenia”?

..We hypothesize that among aging adults with sarcopenia, alterations in myocardial structure and/or function may exist, resulting in a syndrome of “cardio‐sarcopenia.” ..Participants with sarcopenia had smaller left ventricular (LV) sizes (lower LV internal diameter end diastole (4.1 ± .7 vs 4.5 ± .6 cm; P < .0001), lower LV internal diameter end systole (2.3 ± .5 vs 2.5 ± .4 cm; P = .010), lower LV posterior wall end diastole (.7 ± .1 vs .8 ± .1 cm; … Continue reading Associations between Skeletal #Muscle and #Myocardium in Aging: A Syndrome of “Cardio‐Sarcopenia”?