An association exists between decreased left ventricular stroke volume (LVSV) and tolerance for low-grade exercise among individuals who have stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggests a Japanese study.
Eating natto, a traditional Japanese soy food that contains a potent fibrinolytic enzyme, may help reduce mortality due to cardiovascular disease (CVD), a recent population-based cohort study suggests.
Treatment with enteric-coated (EC) aspirin does not completely inhibit serum thromboxane B2 (TXB2) generation in a high proportion of patients with diabetes due to incomplete absorption, according to a new study.
Hyperglycaemia, a hallmark of metabolic syndrome, may contribute to atherosclerotic diseases, a new study reports. Compared to those without diabetes, metabolic syndrome patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus experience more severe coronary lesions.
Baseline gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT), its increase over time and fatty liver index (FLI) are predictive of incident hypertension, suggests a recent study.
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, especially those recently treated with insulin, may be at a higher risk of disseminated intravascular coagulation, a new study reports. The risk is also high among those with additional non-septic severe infections and solid tumours.
Gut microbiota dysbiosis related to faecal bacterial counts, organic acid levels in ischaemic stroke
Dysbiosis of the gut microbiota may be associated with inflammatory and metabolic processes in patients with ischaemic stroke, a new study reports. Particularly, there is a significant correlation between ischaemic stroke and concentrations of organic acids, faecal bacterial counts and other relevant biomarkers.
Ingesting two to three doses of caffeinated coffee completely prevents a reduction in blood pressure within 2 hours after physical exercise while one dose has a partial effect, suggests a study.
Skin autofluorescence appears to be a convenient and non-invasive technique to accurately assess the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD), a new study reveals.
In patients undergoing heart surgery, perioperative therapy with statins does not protect against postoperative cardiovascular and infectious outcomes, and may even be linked to increased risk of acute renal injury and poor hospital survival, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.