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.
Cangrelor shows efficacy in reducing ischaemic complication in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with or without glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (GPIs), according to a pooled, patient-level analysis of the three CHAMPION* trials.
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) appears to have potential utility in the noninvasive detection of systemic sclerosis (SSc)-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), with a new study suggesting that the method may particularly reduce unnecessary right heart catheterisation (RHC) procedures.
Isometric handgrip (IHG) resistance exercise appears to be less effective as antihypertensive therapy compared with aerobic exercise, which is recommended to be used as the main exercise modality because of its immediate and sustained blood pressure (BP) benefits, a recent study has found.
Eating ≥0.5 servings of total red meat per day has no effect over blood lipids and lipoproteins or blood pressures, according to the results of a systematically searched meta-analysis.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations may increase the risks of stroke and post-stroke adverse events, a new study reports.
Telemonitoring of home blood pressure measurements (TBPM) does not appear to contribute to a significant reduction in blood pressure in patients with uncomplicated hypertension compared with conventional monitoring, according to the results of a trial.
There is a high utilization rate of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with diabetes, according to a secondary analysis of the FREEDOM* trial. Moreover, there are no significant associations seen with all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke when compared with aspirin monotherapy.
The CHA2DS2-VASc score, which can predict thromboembolic events in heart failure Caucasian patients, has been shown to be effective in stratifying the risk of such events in an Asian population, a new study reports.