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13 Oct 2017
Higher circulating levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) appear to be protective against incident atherothrombotic and cardioembolic strokes, respectively, according to a recent study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 11 Oct 2017

The prevalence of resistant hypertension may be lower than expected, particularly once pseudo-resistant hypertension due to treatment nonadherence is taken into account, according to a presentation at the recent APCH 2017.

Pank Jit Sin, 07 Jan 2015

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have been the main cause of death in the Malaysian population since 2007. This trend has continued, with the number of people dying from CVD-related causes increasing year on year. 

Tristan Manalac, 12 Oct 2017
Administration of a long-acting medication at the time that is most suitable for maximum patient compliance is the best approach in controlling blood pressure, said Dr. Trefor Morgan at the recently concluded 13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension (APCH 2017), held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Subclinical cardiovascular parameters not associated with dizziness, vertigo

19 Sep 2017

Dizziness and vertigo appear to be not associated with subclinical carotid structure and left and right ventricular function, reveals a new study.

On the other hand, subclinical cerebrum measurements may increase the risk of dizziness and vertigo in diabetics and males.

The lifetime prevalence of dizziness and vertigo in a sample of 400 adults without confirmed stroke, myocardial infarction or arterial vessel occlusion was 30 percent. White matter lesions (13.7 vs 11.2 percent; p=0.482) and cerebral microbleeds (15.4 vs 11.7 percent; p=0.314) were marginally more prevalent in those with dizziness and vertigo than in those without.

In multivariable adjusted logistic regression models, cardiovascular phenotypes shown in magnetic resonance imaging were not significantly associated with dizziness and vertigo.

Ejection fractions for the left (odds ratio [OR], 0.93; 95 percent CI, 0.74 to 1.17; p=0.560) and right (OR, 0.99; 0.76 to 1.29; p=0.944) ventricles, for instance, were not significantly associated with lifetime prevalence of dizziness and vertigo.

Similarly, lifetime prevalence was not significantly correlated with mean carotid wall thickness (OR, 1.07; 0.81 to 1.4; p=0.645) and presence of plaques (OR, 0.50; 0.24 to 1.02; p=0.058).

The presence of white matter lesions (OR, 1.26; 0.63 to 2.49; p=0.512) and cerebral microbleeds (OR, 1.40; 0.72 to 2.70; p=0.319) yielded the highest ORs for lifetime dizziness and vertigo. These values did not reach significance.

Furthermore, sensitivity analysis showed that the 12-month dizziness and vertigo was significantly associated with white matter lesions only in males (OR, 2.95; 1.08 to 8.07).

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Most Read Articles
13 Oct 2017
Higher circulating levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) appear to be protective against incident atherothrombotic and cardioembolic strokes, respectively, according to a recent study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 11 Oct 2017

The prevalence of resistant hypertension may be lower than expected, particularly once pseudo-resistant hypertension due to treatment nonadherence is taken into account, according to a presentation at the recent APCH 2017.

Pank Jit Sin, 07 Jan 2015

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have been the main cause of death in the Malaysian population since 2007. This trend has continued, with the number of people dying from CVD-related causes increasing year on year. 

Tristan Manalac, 12 Oct 2017
Administration of a long-acting medication at the time that is most suitable for maximum patient compliance is the best approach in controlling blood pressure, said Dr. Trefor Morgan at the recently concluded 13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension (APCH 2017), held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.