Podcast 817: MI Risk during Elections
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Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: 2020 retrospective study with dat from two California hospitals compared rates of cardiovascular admissions in a five day period two weeks before and the five days after the presidential election      Hospitalization rate for acute cardiovascular disease increased by 17% and rate of acute myocardial infarction increased by 42%    Highest rates occurred in demographic of white males older than 75 years old No significant difference between groups in rates of stroke and heart failure  References Mefford MT, Rana JS, Reynolds K, et al. Association of the 2020 US Presidential Election With Hospitalizations for Acute Cardiovascular Conditions. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(4):e228031. Published 2022 Apr 1. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.8031   Summarized by Kirsten Hughes, MS4 | Edited by John Spartz MD & Erik Verzemnieks, MD   In an effort to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in Emergency Medicine, The Emergency Medical Minute is proud to present our 2nd annual Diversity and Inclusion Award. We support increasing the representation of underrepresented groups in medicine and extend this award to individuals applying to emergency medicine residencies during the 2022-2023 cycle. For information on award eligibility and the application process, visit https://emergencymedicalminute.com/edi-award/ Donate to EMM today!
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