Weight gain after smoking cessation does not modify its protective effect on myocardial infarction and stroke: evidence from a cohort study of men

ConclusionPost-cessation BMI change did not significantly modify the protective association of smoking cessation with MI and stroke.
Source: European Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Researchers analyzed 11 years of data from more than 65,000 people, ages 40-79, living in the American Southeast. More than two-thirds of the participants were black, and about two-thirds were at high risk for heart attack or stroke at the start of the study period.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
It’s fairly established medical science that people who have had heart attacks can take regular low doses of aspirin to significantly lower their risk of having another heart attack, or other heart problems including stroke. But it is still an open question whether or not people who haven’t had a heart event, but are at higher risk of one (because, for example) they have diabetes, high blood pressure, or elevated cholesterol levels), can also benefit from the over-the-counter painkiller and anti-inflammatory drug. A new study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adds to that debate by ad...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized aspirin Drugs Heart Disease Source Type: news
(Natural News) Everybody needs proper rest to allow the mind and body to rejuvenate. While a good night’s sleep is important for overall health, it is particularly crucial for the health of a person’s heart. Recent evidence suggests that inadequate sleep could lead to heart problems. A study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine found that...
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Background and Purpose: According to previous studies, the mean platelet volume-to-lymphocyte ratio (MPVLR) represents a novel marker of a poor short-term prognosis in patients with a myocardial infarction who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention. We aimed to evaluate the association between MPVLR and clinical outcomes of patients with acute ischemic stroke who were treated with intravenous thrombolysis.Methods: Two hundred forty-one patients with ischemic stroke receiving intravenous thrombolysis were prospectively enrolled in this study. Blood samples for MPVLR were obtained at admission and at 18–2...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
(University of Georgia) Taking a baby aspirin every day to prevent a heart attack or stroke should no longer be recommended to patients who haven't already experienced one of these events.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
AimDescribe the distinguishing features of heart failure (HF) patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in the VICTORIA (Vericiguat Global Study in Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction) trial.Methods and resultsKey background characteristics were evaluated in 5050 patients randomized in VICTORIA and categorized into three cohorts reflecting their index worsening HF event. Differences within the VICTORIA population were assessed and compared with PARADIGM ‐HF (Prospective comparison of ARNI with ACEI to Determine Impact on Global Mortality and Morbidity in Heart Failure) and COMMANDER HF (A Stu...
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
This study proposes a multi-center RCT in order to compare outcomes of warmer hypothermic strategies during aortic hemiarch surgery on a composite endpoint of neurologic and acute kidney injury (AKI).Methods/designThis is a prospective multi-center, single-blind two-arm RCT comparing mild (32  °C) versus moderate (26 °C) hypothermic cardiac arrest in patients (n = 282) undergoing hemiarch surgery with antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP). The primary endpoint is a composite of neurological injury (incidence of transient ischemic attack and/or stroke) and Kidney Disease Improving Global Out...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AimDescribe the distinguishing features of heart failure (HF) patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in the VICTORIA (Vericiguat Global Study in Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction) trial.Methods and resultsKey background characteristics were evaluated in 5050 patients randomized in VICTORIA and categorized into three cohorts reflecting their index worsening HF event. Differences within the VICTORIA population were assessed and compared with PARADIGM ‐HF (Prospective comparison of ARNI with ACEI to Determine Impact on Global Mortality and Morbidity in Heart Failure) and COMMANDER HF (A Stu...
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
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Platelet expression of Fc γRIIa was quantified after myocardial infarction (MI) and we found that patients with high platelet FcγRIIa expression (>11,000/platelet) had a 4-fold greater risk of subsequent MI, stroke, and death. This analysis of the original cohort of 197 patients was designed to determine whether platelet expression of Fc γRIIa could be used in combination with clinical risk scores (GRACE [Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events] and DAPT [Dual Antiplatelet Therapy]) to refine cardiovascular risk assessment.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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