Migraines linked to increased heart disease risk in women
Conclusion This study shows a strong link between migraine and cardiovascular disease, extending the link already found between migraine and stroke. However, many questions remain. We don't know if the results are relevant to men who have migraines, as all the people in the study were women. We also don't know if the results apply to non-white populations, as most of the women in the study were white. Previous studies on stroke have shown that the group at highest risk is who get an "aura" before a migraine – sensation(s) that tells them the migraine is on its way. But this study did not ask people about aura, so we don't know whether it's only people with aura who are at risk of heart disease. We don't know what causes the increased risk of cardiovascular disease for people with migraine. Although the researchers took into account a wide range of confounding factors, it's possible that some unaccounted factors were responsible for the link. Alternatively, a third underlying factor might cause both cardiovascular problems and migraine. Until we fully understand what's behind the link, it's too early to know whether treatments for migraine – or any other treatments – will help reduce the risk, or could possibly make it worse. As the editorial in the BMJ points out, aspirin – often used to prevent cardiovascular disease because of its blood-thinning properties – was found to actually increase the risk of heart attacks in women who ...
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Lucía Matute-Blanco, Pablo Pastor Pueyo, Kristian Rivera
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Antonia Sambola, Ana Viana Tejedor, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Fernando Alfonso
This study sought to analyze the association of early coronary angiography with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality in patients with non–ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) using a large contemporary cohort of patients with NSTEACS from 2 Spanish tertiary hospitals.MethodsThis retrospective observational study included 5673 consecutive NSTEACS patients from 2 Spanish hospitals between 2005 and 2016. We performed propensity score matching to obtain a well-balanced subset of patients with the same probability of undergoing an early strategy, resulting in 3780 patients. Survival analyses ...
This study recruited 498 STEMI patients post percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), 40 with stable angina pectoris (SAP) and 137 healthy participants. Plasma MIF levels were measured at admission and after PCI. The primary endpoints were in-hospital mortality and major adverse cardio- and/or cerebro-vascular events (MACE/MACCE) during hospitalization and 3.2-year follow-up period.ResultsAdmission MIF levels were elevated in 88.4% STEMI patients over the upper reference limit of healthy controls and it was 3-7 folds higher than that in SAP and control groups (122±61 vs. 39±19 vs. 17±8 ng/mL, P
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Hung Q. Ly, Mohamed Nosair, Raymond CartierABSTRACTOptimal revascularization in severe ischemic heart disease (SIHD) is addressed in all clinical guidelines. With an aging patient population, a growing challenge remains the management of SIHD patients deemed ineligible for surgical revascularization, the so-called surgical turndown patient. The status of surgical ineligibility remains associated with worse clinical outcomes. As the general population grows older and comorbidities increase, this subset of SIHD will likely increase...
CONCLUSION: WFRP is fast and effective in screening for diabetic retinopathy. The severity grade of the disease was similar to the gold standard of FRP in most cases. WFRP could thus be used in mass screening for diabetic retinopathy. PMID: 31104875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Elizabeth J. Siembida, Erin E. Kent, Keith M. Bellizzi, Ashley Wilder SmithAbstractObjectivesPhysical activity (PA) promotes physical functioning and health-related quality of life in older survivors of cancer. Using a population-based sample of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, we aimed to characterize the survivors who reported discussing PA with their healthcare provider.Materials and MethodsData from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) cancer registries was linked with the 2008–2014 Medicare Health Out...
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Conclusions: The results indicate that self-efficacy and motivation are interrelated in improving long-term abstinence and PDA following residential treatments and may play a substantial role in recovery from AUD.Eur Addict Res
Conclusion NP-59 adrenal scintigraphy is a useful imaging test to detect APA. Lateralization by this modality prior to surgical intervention may reduce the need for such invasive procedures as adrenal venous sampling.
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