Assessing Stroke Risk in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Drs Lyle, Ammash, and McLeod discuss risk stratification for stroke in adults with complex congenital heart disease and how to choose between warfarin or the direct oral anticoagulants in the absence of data.
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: podcasts

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Authors: Hahn RA Abstract The goal of this study was to analyze trends in black age-adjusted mortality rates (AADR) from 1900 through 2010 and to propose explanations. Analyses included a descriptive study of trends in AADR from major causes for blacks and age-specific all-cause mortality at each decade. In 1900, all-cause AADRs were higher for blacks than whites. Over the century, differences decreased substantially. Reductions mortality were greatest among young people, lowest among older adults. Deaths from infectious diseases showed the greatest decrease. Heart disease mortality among blacks increased from 1920...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research
AbstractLipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) is a highly proatherogenic lipid fraction that is genetically determined and minimally responsive to lifestyle or behavior changes. Mendelian randomization studies have suggested a causal link between elevated Lp(a) and heart disease, stroke, and aortic stenosis. There is substantial inter-ethnic variation in Lp(a) levels, with persons of African descent having the highest median values. Monitoring of Lp(a) has historically been limited by lack of standardization of assays. With the advent of novel therapeutic modalities to lower Lp(a) levels including proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9...
Source: Cardiology and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
SCIENTISTS have discovered how eating oily fish can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by balancing the concentration of fats and cholesterol in the blood.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Triglyceride (TG) to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio may play a role in predicting cardiovascular events. We aimed to prospectively explore the association between the TG/HDL-C ratio and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), ischemic stroke, as well as coronary heart disease (CHD) in a Chinese population.
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases : NMCD - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 -- Multiple sclerosis can cause weakness, pain, fatigue and vision problems. The disease also appears to increase the odds of heart disease and stroke, new research suggests. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a central nervous...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Authors: Kuronuma K, Okumura Y, Morikawa T, Yokoyama K, Matsumoto N, Tachibana E, Oiwa K, Matsumoto M, Kojima T, Haruta H, Nomoto K, Sonoda K, Arima K, Kogawa R, Takahashi F, Kotani T, Ohkubo K, Fukushima S, Itou S, Kondo K, Chiku M, Ohno Y, Onikura M, Hirayama A, SAKURA AF Registry Investigators Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) often coexist. The aims of this study were to explore the factors associated with the serum levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), and the association between prognosis and a history of HF or the serum NT-proBNP level in Japanese patients wit...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
CT angiography (CTA) is an effective way to evaluate the risk of pulmonary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3 uses for cinematic rendering of brain CTA scans CTA lowers costs, improves outcomes for minor stroke Are clinicians overusing CTA for carotid stenosis? CCTA, functional tests stratify heart disease risk by age New method estimates postsurgical AAA rupture risk on CTA
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Abstract The most common cause of three major cardiovascular disorders, viz. ischemic heart disease (acute coronary syndrome), stroke and venous thromboembolism, is thrombosis. As blood platelets are considered the focal point of haemostasis, they play a key role in thrombosis and other cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Various studies indicate that certain dietary components, such as phenolic compounds, selected vitamins (A and E) and unsaturated fatty acids, may act as important mediators in the prophylaxis and treatment of CVDs associated with platelet hyperactivation. It is possible that other components, such a...
Source: Food and Chemical Toxicology - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Food Chem Toxicol Source Type: research
When it comes to health concerns, the COVID-19 pandemic is top of mind for most people right now. And that’s for good reason. But there is some very good non-COVID health news that may not be getting the attention it deserves. According to the CDC, the rates of six of the top 10 causes of death in this country, which account for about three-quarters of all deaths, have been declining. That’s remarkable. And these improvements are occurring despite an aging population and an obesity epidemic that affects several health conditions. Six positive health trends Let’s look at the trends in these conditions...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Health Health trends Heart Health Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: In hypertensive patients with hyperuricemia, anti-hyperuricemia treatment was associated with lower odds of prevalent CVD. PMID: 32399101 [PubMed]
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
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