More Rehospitalizations for Younger Women 1-Year Post-MI Younger women (those aged 18-55) have more adverse outcomes than men in the year after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and are at greater risk for both cardiac and noncardiac rehospitalizations, a new analysis of the VIRGO study suggests.
LAA Closure Outcomes Improve With CCTA: Swiss-Apero Subanalysis The largest multicenter randomized trial to date of CT angiography before left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) to treat atrial fibrillation has added to the evidence that the imaging technique on top of transesophageal echocardiography achieves a higher degree of short- and long-term success than TEE alone.
Up to 60% of stroke survivors may develop cognitive decline within a year Up to 60% of all stroke survivors develop memory and thinking problems within a year, and one-third go on to develop dementia within five years.
Risk of rehospitalization in younger women after heart attack nearly double that of men Women aged 55 years and younger have nearly double the risk of rehospitalization in the year immediately after a heart attack compared to men of similar age, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Cancer and heart disease services put at risk by coronavirus response UK Biobank study suggests heart scans could help identify early damage and guide post-treatment care.
Recognizing efforts to reduce the burden of cardiovascular and kidney disease in type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes is one of the leading causes of premature cardiovascular death and significantly contributes to cardiovascular morbidity and kidney disease.
Statin Primary Prevention Trial in HIV Halted for Efficacy An international clinical trial testing statin therapy for primary cardiovascular prevention in people living with HIV has been stopped early due to strong evidence of efficacy and safety in this population.
Heart Disease Risk May Start Before Birth A woman's prepregnancy heart health is critical to both her health as well as the health of the children she gives birth to, according to researchers.
Cancer survivors may be at heightened risk of cardiovascular disease An international clinical trial testing statin therapy for primary cardiovascular prevention in people living with HIV has been stopped early due to strong evidence of efficacy and safety in this population.
High Biomarker Level Plus Diabetes Predict Bad PCI Outcomes Among patients with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), those with a high platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) at the time of their procedure had a significantly higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) and stent thrombosis compared with similar patients with a low PLR during a median 2.4-year follow-up. Patients with PCI and a high PLR, but without type 2 diabetes, were not at increased risk for these outcomes compared with similar patients with a low PLR.
Keynote presentation «T2DM and Coronary Heart Disease». Prof Mamedov Mekhman On May 24-25, 2023, the anniversary International Heart Congress in a hybrid regime was held in Tokyo (Japan). Speakers from 25 countries of the world took part in the scientific program. The key presentation by Professor Mekhman Mamedov (Moscow, Russia) was devoted to the features of coronary artery revascularization and life prognosis in patients with diabetes mellitus and coronary heart disease. The lecture covered issues on the prevalence of diabetes in the world, the relationship with cardiovascular diseases and the prevention of complications.
European Associations Review Dietary Therapies for Obesity The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) have published a position statement to provide an update on evidence-based options for the medical nutrition therapy of obesity. The statement is intended for health professionals and policymakers.
Expert Discusses Which Diets Are Best, Based on the Evidence Primary care providers can draw from a wide range of diets to give patients evidence-based advice on how to lose weight, prevent diabetes, and achieve other health goals, according to a speaker at the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians (San Diego).
New ASE Guideline on Interventional Echocardiography Training The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has issued guidance on all critical aspects of training for cardiology and anesthesiology trainees and postgraduate echocardiographers who plan to specialize in interventional echocardiography (IE).
Celebrate World Health Day 2023 and WHO 75th Anniversary On World Health Day, 7 April 2023, the World Health Organization celebrates its 75th anniversary.In 1948, countries of the world came together and founded WHO to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable, so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health and well-being.
AHA Issues Advice on Incidentally Identified CVD Gene Variants The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued guidance on how to handle genetic tests that unexpectedly find gene variants associated with inherited cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Does New Heart Transplant Method Challenge Definition of Death? The relatively recent innovation of heart transplantation after circulatory death of the donor is increasing the number of donor hearts available and leading to many more lives on the heart transplant waiting list being saved. Experts agree it's a major and very welcome advance in medicine.
Spanish company closes a financing round of one million euros Spanish Company a spin-off from the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), the UPC and the University of Barcelona (UB), has successfully closed a funding round led by Grow Ventures together with Namarel Ventures and Inveniam Group where they have secured more than one million euros.
Insomnia, Short Sleep Linked to Greater Risk for MI Insomnia — difficulty falling or staying asleep — was associated with a 69% greater risk of having a myocardial infarction (MI) than among adults without insomnia, according to new research.
New ACC, AHA, SCAI Interventional Cardiology Training Guidance The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) have jointly issued new guidance outlining competency-based advanced training requirements for interventional cardiology trainees.