CV prognosis good at six months after hospitalization for MIS-C

(HealthDay)—Children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) treated with immunomodulators have favorable outcomes at six months, with normalization of left ventricular (LV) systolic function and resolution of coronary abnormalities, according to a study published online July 29 in Pediatrics. Christine A. Capone, M.D., M.P.H., from the Cohen Children’s Medical…

New Guidance on Personalized Exercise for BP Control

Recommendations for prescribing exercise to control high blood pressure have been put forward by various medical organizations and expert panels, but finding the bandwidth to craft personalized exercise training for their patients poses a challenge for clinicians. Now, European cardiology societies have issued a consensus statement that offers an algorithm…

Heart Health in Pregnancy Tied to CV Risk in Adolescent Offspring

Children born to mothers in poor cardiovascular health during pregnancy had an almost eight times higher risk for landing in the poorest cardiovascular health category in early adolescence than children born to mothers who had ideal cardiovascular health during pregnancy. In an observational cohort study that involved 2302 mother–child dyads,…