Drinking coffee, whether caffeinated or decaffeinated, is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and ischaemic heart disease (IHD) mortality in patients with a prior myocardial infarction (MI), according to a recent study.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of incident myocardial infarction (MI), according to a recent study from Korea. Moreover, the risk of AF-associated MI appears to be higher in patients without dyslipidaemia, ischaemic stroke, diabetes and hypertension.
Use of clarithromycin in the outpatient setting appears to be associated with long-term increases in mortality, a retrospective study has found. Additionally, erythromycin yields a similar, albeit smaller, increase in the said risk.
An association exists between proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9)-low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) axis and outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF), according to a recent study.
Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), ischaemic cardiomyopathy and comorbidities are associated with all-cause mortality in patients receiving a primary prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), according to a recent study.
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using quadripolar leads with repetitive optimized left ventricular pacing configurations (LVPCs) provides larger left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) increases than conventional bipolar leads, a new study shows.
Chronic pain, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and depression may have shared genetic or familial links, as suggested by an increased co-occurrence in both general population-based and twins cohort, a recent study shows.
The fixed-dose combination of amlodipine/losartan potassium/chlorthalidone (A/L/C) demonstrates superior blood pressure (BP)–lowering efficacy while having a good safety profile in the treatment of patients with stage 2 hypertension inadequately controlled by A/L, according to the results of a phase III study.
Bisphosphonates have proven antifracture efficacy and remain to be the cornerstone of osteoporosis treatment. However, a drug holiday is of particular importance with bisphosphonates due to some signals with long-term use of the drug, including rare incidence of atypical femoral fracture (AFF) and osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), says a leading endocrinologist at AFOS 2017.
Breast cancer patients have notably different microbiomes in the local breast tissue and urinary tract, a recent study reveals. Particularly, species in the Methylobacterium genus are reduced in the local breast tissue while the urinary tract is enriched in gram-positive bacteria.
Statin use, particularly in smokers, obese patients and nondiabetics, has a strong and dose-dependent association with decreasing risk of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), according to a new study.