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9 hours ago
Physical strain at work appears to take a toll on the health of men, such that those with physically strenuous occupations late in their career are at higher risk of death from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and external causes than those doing physically light work, as suggested in a recent study.
Tristan Manalac, 14 hours ago
Despite high intra-device reproducibility, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in patients with repaired coarctation is poorly replicated between devices, according to a recent study.
Plasma levels of lipoprotein(a) is correlated with coronary severity, but not with cardiovascular events, in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), a recent study has found.
Untreated obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) raises the risk of late graft dysfunction after orthotropic heart transplant, reports a recent study.
3 days ago
A brief cognitive behavioural therapy intervention neither improves psychological health nor cuts representation of patients with a history of noncardiac chest pain, reports a new study.
3 days ago
Ibrutinib-related atrial fibrillation occurs more frequently than previously reported, with the left atrial volume index independently predicting such events, a study has found.
4 days ago
Anaemia predicts cardiovascular and renal events in hypertensive patients with well-controlled blood pressure, reports a recent 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
Stephen Padilla, 29 May 2019
The Duke treadmill scoring (DTS) system confers better risk stratification and provides more substantial information about the different classification of risks in patients suspected of coronary artery disease (CAD) compared with conventional treadmill reading, according to a study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) 2019 Congress held at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines.
Tristan Manalac, 29 May 2019
Beta blockers (BB) and renin-angiotensin inhibitors (RAI) effectively protect against anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity among cancer patients, preserving left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and cutting cardiac events, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded 2019 Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC).
Stephen Padilla, 28 May 2019
New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III, multiple valve involvement and right ventricular area change predict the incidence of adverse outcomes among medically treated patients with valvular heart disease (VHD), according to a new study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) 2019 Congress held at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines.
Tristan Manalac, 28 May 2019
Among patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a history of methamphetamine use does not amplify the risk of death or of nonfatal outcomes, such as myocardial infarction, stroke or heart failure, according to a study presented at the recently concluded 2019 Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC 2019).
Jairia Dela Cruz, 28 May 2019
Among patients chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), presenting with elevated blood pressure during initiation of antiviral therapy is associated with treatment failure, according to a study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress 2019.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 27 May 2019
Use of an intermittent pneumatic compression device as an adjunct treatment helps improve quality of life and walking endurance in patients with lower extremity arterial disease, as shown in the results of a pilot study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress 2019.
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.
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