Top Medical News
11 hours ago
Serum concentration of galectin-3 may help predict left atrial appendage remodelling in patients with atrial fibrillation, a recent study has found.
16 hours ago
It appears that long-term consumption of fish and omega-3 fatty acid does not influence the risk of incident hypertension in middle-aged and older men, suggests a US study.
17 hours ago
Regardless of weight status during childhood, overweight/obesity in early adulthood increases the risk of adult hypertension, but such risk may be reversed if children who are overweight/obese become normal weight adults, reports a new study.
23 hours ago
Use of high-dose ibuprofen and aspirin is safe for acute myopericarditis patients with normal left ventricular ejection fraction, a study has found.
A recent study shows evidence of an association between blood pressure (BP) and sodium reduction (SR), with hypertensive individuals demonstrating a clinically significant drop in BP with SR.
Undiagnosed peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is common among high-risk patients, reports a new Australia study.
Stage 1 hypertension but not elevated blood pressure appears to be associated with a significant increase in the incidence of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular disease (CVD) events over a 10-year follow-up, according to data from the ATTICA study.
Special Reports
24 Apr 2019
At the recent 12th IDF-WPR Congress and 10th AASD Scientific Meeting held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the importance of glycaemic control and the practical management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) were highlighted by two international speakers, Dr Sanjay Kalra from India and Professor Jean Claude Mbanya from Cameroon.
19 Apr 2019
At a webinar hosted by Pfizer, leading Malaysian family medicine specialists Professor Chia Yook Chin andProfessor Sherina Mohd Sidik discussed a host of issues commonly encountered in primary care, includingpreventing cardiovascular (CV) disease, pain control in osteoarthritis (OA) and depression management.
Dr. Choo Gim Hooi, Assoc Prof. Pattarapong Makarawate, Dr. Krisada Sastravaha, 17 Dec 2018
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity globally and its burden is expected to increase due to the rising prevalence of risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidaemia. In conjunction with the 23rd ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress held in Bangkok, Thailand, Menarini organized a lunch symposium and product theatre to discuss the significance of optimal medical therapy (OMT) in the management of stable CAD, with a focus on the role of ranolazine (Ranexa®).
30 Nov 2018
Despite risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) being similar around the world, the burden of CVD is not uniform across nations. Furthermore, CVD-related death in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs) has increased by two-thirds in the last 30 years, and now account for a whopping 80% of global deaths due to CVD.
30 Nov 2018
Poor adherence to statin therapy is leaving many patients with dyslipidaemia at high risk of potentially life-threatening cardiovascular events. Statins are the current standard of care for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in these patients and for improving life expectancy, with possible economic benefits for healthcare systems too. However, many patients with dyslipidaemia are not achieving or maintaining treatment targets because they fail to stick to their prescribed statin therapy. An article co-authored by lipidologist Peter Lansberg, and published in Vascular Health and Risk Management, considers this issue and reviews approaches to overcome non-adherence.
28 Nov 2018
At the Abbott-sponsored symposium held during the 9th Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society Annual Congres sat Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Dr Zanariah Hussein shared her insights into the important role of an emerging marker of hypercholesterolaemia, and its relationship with cardiovascular (CV) and diabetic retinopathy (DR) risks.
27 Nov 2018
Through a cardiology webcast co-hosted by Pfizer, the National Heart Association of Malaysia (NHAM), and the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Dr Ong Mei Lin, Dr Aaron D. Kugelmass and Dr Tracy Wang shared their insights into the importance of secondary prevention measures in reducing the burden of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
Conference Reports
Elvira Manzano, 26 Apr 2019
Foregoing intracardiac electrophysiologic mapping was as good as conventional cryoablation with pulmonary vein (PV) mapping in the AVATAR-HF* study, suggesting that a simplified procedure could produce the same outcomes for lower costs.
Elaine Soliven, 17 Apr 2019
Systolic blood pressure (SBP) above 129 mm Hg was associated with an increased risk of dementia in middle-aged patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study presented at EHRA 2019.
Pearl Toh, 16 Apr 2019
Use of uninterrupted edoxaban during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) shows comparable safety and efficacy as uninterrupted vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), according to the ELIMINATE-AF trial presented at EHRA 2019.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 16 Apr 2019

Patients on the anticoagulant drug edoxaban could safely continue their treatment while undergoing certain procedures, with a low incidence of bleeding and cardiovascular events reported in the prospective EMIT AF/VTE* study.

Audrey Abella, 15 Apr 2019
Remote monitoring (RM) reduced hospitalization rates in patients with heart failure (HF) and implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), according to data from the RESULT* trial presented at EHRA 2019.
Elaine Soliven, 12 Apr 2019
The use of catheter ablation as first-line treatment reduces the number of premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) in a paediatric population, according to a study presented at EHRA 2019.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 11 Apr 2019

Patients who have recently experienced atrial fibrillation (AF) could benefit from treatment with upfront rate-control medication rather than undergoing immediate cardioversion to restore sinus rhythm, according to The Netherlands-based RACE 7 ACWAS* trial.

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