About four in five older patients treated with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy for secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) survive at least 2 years, but the mortality risk increases significantly with age, a study finds.
Low haemoglobin increases the likelihood of mortality, cardiovascular events and major bleeds, according to a prospective, cohort study involving a large stable coronary artery disease (CAD) population.
There appears to be no significant correlation between immune markers and surrogate outcomes of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adults with HIV, a new meta-analysis reports. While it is possible that this means a true lack of relationship, this may also be attributable to the heterogeneity of the studies.
Early discharge appears to be safe and feasible in certain patients undergoing percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair, with predictors including male sex and procedural year, a recent study suggests.
Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) may have an increased prevalence, burden and severity of coronary atherosclerosis as measured by coronary CT angiography (CCTA), a recent study suggests.
Keeping a dog or a cat can help lower the likelihood of hypertension and elevated blood pressure (BP) in children, according to a recent study that investigated the association between pet exposure and BP in children.
Corn oil intake appears to substantially reduce atherogenic lipoprotein cholesterol and particle concentrations compared with extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), a study has shown.
Extended-duration thromboprophylaxis with betrixaban, a factor Xa inhibitor, significantly reduces the risk of stroke in hospitalized acutely ill patients, according to a multinational group of researchers.
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) may be associated with a lower risk of liver injury hospitalization relative to warfarin, with dabigatran having the lowest risk, a recent study has shown.
Lupus myocarditis (LM) is a severe symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a new study, adding that LM can be the first indication of the disease or can occur during follow-up, particularly in untreated patients.