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To increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, Public Health England (PHE) will be encouraging adults to complete the new online'One You' Heart Age Test
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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Study confirms the links between gestational diabetes and cardiovascular disease found by other studies.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - Category: American Health Source Type: news
This study sought to compare clinical outcomes in a contemporary acute coronary syndrome (ACS) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) cohort stratified by chronic kidney disease (CKD) status. Background Patients with CKD exhibit high risks for both thrombotic and bleeding events, thus complicating decision making regarding antiplatelet therapy in the setting of ACS. Methods The PROMETHEUS study was a multicenter observational study comparing outcomes with prasugrel versus clopidogrel in ACS PCI patients. Major adverse cardiac events (MACE) at 90 days and at 1 year were defined as a composite of death, myocardial infarc...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Coronary Source Type: research
Conclusions Patients with CKD or ESRD have worse in-hospital outcomes after TAVR. AKI is associated with higher in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing TAVR and the incidence of AKI has not declined over the years.
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Structural Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 October 2017 Source:Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition) Author(s): Guillem Casas, Toni Soriano-Colomé, Antonia Sambola, Dani Gil-Sala, Hug Cuéllar, David García-Dorado
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - U.S. guidelines urging more adults who never had a heart attack or stroke to take a daily aspirin may not have convinced people to take these pills, a recent study suggests.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Authors: Katta N, Balla S, Velagapudi P, Mittal M, Agrawal H, Kumar A, Aggarwal K Abstract Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in chronic kidney disease patients. Because of a higher occurrence of asymptomatic coronary artery disease and increased perioperative cardiovascular mortality in kidney transplant patients, screening for coronary artery disease before transplant surgery is essential. Various studies have shown that cardiac stress testing is an unreliable screening method in these patients because of significant variability in sensitivity and negative predictive value. We su...
Source: Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis. Conference on Peritoneal Dialysis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Adv Perit Dial Source Type: research
(Peripheral angioplasty – representative image) Same day discharge after peripheral arterial procedures have been documented to be safe in younger individuals. Now a new study published early online in Catheter and Cardiovascular Interventions [1] has shown that it can be applied in elderly individuals above 70 years as well. The obvious advantage in elderly individuals is that it avoids the risk of delirium, which is common in elderly and demented individuals after night stay in intensive care units. The peripheral arterial procedures performed where balloon angioplasty, atherectomy and stenting. The ...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Angiography and Interventions Cardiology Peripheral Interventions atherectomy and stenting balloon angioplasty Source Type: blogs
Abstract AimsTo determine whether baseline metabolic syndrome (MetS) modifies the effect of intensive blood pressure control on cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, and whether effects varied by race/ethnicity. Materials and MethodsWe performed post‐hoc analyses among Non‐Hispanic Black (NHB), Non‐Hispanic White (NHW), and Hispanic participants with and without MetS in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) randomized to a systolic blood pressure (SBP) target of less than 120 mm Hg (intensive group, N = 4544) or one less than 140 mm Hg (standard group, N = 4553). Me...
Source: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusions -MI was associated with higher risk of vascular dementia throughout follow-up and this asssociation was stronger in patients suffering stroke. The risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias was not higher in MI patients. PMID: 29025764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
Authors: Maaroos M, Pohjantähti-Maaroos H, Halonen J, Vähämetsä J, Turtiainen J, Rantonen J, Hakala T, Mennander AA, Hartikainen J Abstract OBJECTIVES: New onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after cardiac surgery is associated with increased risk for thromboembolic complications. Compliance with anticoagulation treatment is prerequisite for successful outcome after POAF. We hypothesized that a disciplined anticoagulation protocol initiated instantly after POAF secures a long-term outcome. DESIGN: A total of 519 consecutive patients undergoing cardiac surgery were retrospectively ...
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
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