Summer Syncope Syndrome Redux

The objective of the present study was to investigate whether the results of our prior study involving continued use of antihypertensive drugs at the same dosage in the summer as in the winter months for patients living in the Sonoran desert resulted in an increase in syncopal episodes during the hot summer months.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Brief Observation Source Type: research

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ConclusionsIn patients with ACS, ticagrelor is more efficacious in protecting against new ischemic events and mortality than clopidogrel irrespective of the presence of HF. There is no difference between ticagrelor or clopidogrel treatment in new-onset HF post-ACS.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Cardiovascular Diseases Intervention:   Other: To explore health literacy levels in patients hospitalized for acute neuro-cardiovascular diseases i.e. stroke, myocardial infarction, or heart failure Sponsor:   Hospices Civils de Lyon Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that IBP control plays a beneficial role in the prevention of some major cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction, stroke, and albuminuria.Kidney Blood Press Res
Source: Kidney and Blood Pressure Research - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Authors: Mancusi C, Losi MA, Izzo R, Gerdts E, Canciello G, Arnone MI, Trimarco B, de Simone G, De Luca N Abstract OBJECTIVES: Increased arterial stiffness is associated with advanced arteriosclerosis, abnormal left ventricular (LV) geometry and function. Whether increased arterial stiffness is associated with incident cardiovascular (CV) event (MACE), independent of other markers of target organ damage needs to be clarified. METHODS: We selected hypertensive participants of the Campania Salute Network free of prevalent CV disease, with available echocardiogram and carotid ultrasound, ejection fraction ≥50%,...
Source: Blood Pressure - Category: Hematology Tags: Blood Press Source Type: research
ConclusionsAmong HF patients with reduced ejection fraction, the presence of nonobstructive CAD was independently associated with an increased hazard of the primary composite outcome and death of any cause.Graphical abstract
Source: JACC: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmias and associated with the risk of stroke and death. Continuous development of the diagnostic tool and prognostic stratification may lead to optimal management of AF. The use of biomarkers in the management of AF has been grown as an interesting topic. However, the AF biomarkers are not yet well established in the major guidelines. Among these biomarkers, a lot of data show troponin and brain natriuretic peptides are promising for the prediction of future events. The troponin elevation in AF patients may not necessarily be diagnosed as...
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research
Authors: Nelson JR, Raskin S Abstract Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is a key anti-inflammatory/anti-aggregatory long-chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid. Conversely, the omega-6 fatty acid, arachidonic acid (AA) is a precursor to a number of pro-inflammatory/pro-aggregatory mediators. EPA acts competitively with AA for the key cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase enzymes to form less inflammatory products. As a result, the EPA:AA ratio may be a marker of chronic inflammation, with a lower ratio corresponding to higher levels of inflammation. It is now well established that inflammation plays an important role in card...
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
We examined the 1-year prognostic value of AF in STEMI, distinguishing patients with prior AF from patients with de novo AF. METHODS: Between January 2004 and December 2015, 3173 STEMI patients were enrolled in the RIMA registry (Registre des Infarctus en Maine Anjou). They were divided into 3 groups: (1) AF-free patients; (2) patients with known prior AF; and (3) patients with de novo AF during hospitalization (including admission). We defined 3 primary outcomes at 1-year post-discharge: cardiovascular mortality, readmission for heart failure (HF), and stroke. Temporal onset of de novo AF was also studied. RESUL...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: J Cardiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this observational analysis of STEMI patients undergoing PPCI, ticagrelor was associated with improved outcomes compared to clopidogrel and prasugrel. An appropriately powered randomized trial is needed to confirm these findings.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Madsbad S Abstract INTRODUCTION: The GLP-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA) liraglutide has a half-life of approximately 13 h and is suitable for subcutaneous administration once daily. The use of liraglutide in people with type 2 diabetes has become popular because of the efficacy and durability in relation to glycemic control in combination with weight loss in most patients. Areas covered: PubMed searches were completed using the terms "GLP-1 receptor agonist", "Liraglutide", "Liraglutide and CVD", "Liraglutide and CVD risk factors". The reference list of articles subse...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
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