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Roshini Claire Anthony, 5 hours ago

Adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) could predict a woman’s risk of heart failure (HF) up to 30 years later, according to findings from the CARDIA* study presented at ACC.20.

Pearl Toh, Yesterday
For patients undergoing CABG*, those who received a radial artery graft as the second bypass conduit had better 10-year survival and cardiovascular outcomes than those with a saphenous vein grafting, according to the RADIAL** meta-analysis presented at the recent ACC.20/WCC Virtual Meeting.
Roshini Claire Anthony, Yesterday

The reduction in bleeding events with 12-month ticagrelor monotherapy after 3-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) among high-risk patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the TWILIGHT* trial is consistent among patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), the TWILIGHT-DM trial showed.

Jairia Dela Cruz, Yesterday
Eating tofu and foods rich in isoflavones helps reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), according to data from three large cohorts. This cardioprotective benefit is pronounced in younger women and postmenopausal women who do not use hormone replacement therapy.
Pearl Toh, 2 days ago
Maintaining a good control of blood glucose level may slow down the decline of cognitive function in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) after a lacunar stroke, suggests a post hoc analysis of the SPS3* trial presented at the ENDO 2020 Virtual Meeting.
2 days ago
Children with an increasing trajectory of body mass index (BMI) are at a greater risk of cardiovascular diseases in adulthood, a recent study has shown.
2 days ago
Patients with primary aldosteronism are at higher risk of incident new-onset autoimmune disease (NOAD) and all-cause mortality than individuals with essential hypertension, and such risk persists even in those treated by adrenalectomy or mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA), according to a recent study.
Special Reports
08 Apr 2020
This is the first issue in a series of five articles celebrating the fifth anniversary of EMPA-REG OUTCOME’s trial data release. This issue brings insight to the trial’s background, study design and key results.
23 Dec 2019
At a Menarini-sponsored symposium held during the Asian Pacific Society Congress, renowned cardiologist Prof John Camm provided the latest evidence for chronic stable angina with or without concomitant diseases, with a special focus on the antianginal agent ranolazine and combination therapies. The event was chaired and moderated by Dr Dante Morales from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.
24 Sep 2019
Hypertension (HPT) is defined as a persistent elevation of systolic blood pressure (BP) of 140 mmHg or greater and/or diastolic BP of 90 mmHg or greater, taken at least twice ontwo separate occasions. The most recent National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2015 that focuses on noncommunicable diseases showed that among adults aged 18 years and older, there was an increase in the prevalence of HPT from 33.6% in 2011 to 35.3%. While the proportion of patients with HPT who have attained good BP control has increased from 34.7% in 2011 to 37.4%, the awareness of the condition among patients remains poor. The prevalence of undiagnosed HPT remains high; hence, it is recommended that every adult aged 18 years and older to check their BP at least once annually, and more frequently in those with risk factors (eg, family history, obese).
11 Sep 2019
At the recent 10th Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society (MEMS) Annual Congress(MAC) held in Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Dr Wong Ming, a consultant endocrinologist from Sunway Medical Centre, spoke on the role of non–high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non–HDL-c) as an emerging marker and treatment target for cardiovascular (CV) disease. Additionally, she also highlighted the role of fenofibrate in delaying and preventing diabetic retinopathy (DR).
Prof. Rafael R. Castillo, Dr. Hyo Seung Ahn, 20 Aug 2019
Major trials have demonstrated the benefits of beta-blockers in the treatment of hypertension.1 At a recent symposium held during the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology 2019 Congress in Manila, Philippines, experts discussed the latest guidelines on hypertension treatment, with a focus on the role of the 3rd generation beta-blocker, nebivolol. The symposium was chaired by Dr Dante D. Morales, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, and featured renowned cardiologists Prof Rafael R. Castillo and Dr Hyo Seung Ahn.
22 Jul 2019
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10, ubiquinone) is a fat-soluble, potent physiological antioxidant that is required for the production of cellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP). CoQ10 can be obtained through tissue synthesis and diet, and it has been widely studied in patients with cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. The effects of oral CoQ10 supplementation in different patient subgroups are presented here.
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.
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 09 Apr 2020
For patients undergoing CABG*, those who received a radial artery graft as the second bypass conduit had better 10-year survival and cardiovascular outcomes than those with a saphenous vein grafting, according to the RADIAL** meta-analysis presented at the recent ACC.20/WCC Virtual Meeting.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 09 Apr 2020

The reduction in bleeding events with 12-month ticagrelor monotherapy after 3-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) among high-risk patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the TWILIGHT* trial is consistent among patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), the TWILIGHT-DM trial showed.

Pearl Toh, 08 Apr 2020
Maintaining a good control of blood glucose level may slow down the decline of cognitive function in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) after a lacunar stroke, suggests a post hoc analysis of the SPS3* trial presented at the ENDO 2020 Virtual Meeting.
Audrey Abella, 08 Apr 2020
Treatment with the PCSK9* inhibitor alirocumab led to clinically meaningful reductions in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) among adults with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH), according to data from the ODYSSEY-HoFH** trial presented at the ACC.20/WCC Virtual meeting.
Elaine Soliven, 08 Apr 2020
Individuals who reported a normal sleeping duration of 6–8 hours a night showed a lower chance of developing heart disease or stroke than those who slept for either shorter or longer durations, according to a secondary analysis of the Corinthia study presented at the ACC.20/WCC Virtual Meeting.
Audrey Abella, 07 Apr 2020
A substudy of the REDUCE-IT* trial – REDUCE-IT EPA** – presented at the ACC.20/WCC Virtual meeting shows that the level of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in the blood achieved from the consumption of icosapent ethyl (IE) – a pure, stable EPA ethyl ester – propelled the substantial reductions in cardiovascular (CV) event rates.
Natalia Reoutova, 07 Apr 2020

The use of nicotine e-cigarettes (ECs) along with counselling is more efficacious in aiding smoking cessation than counselling alone, according to 12-week results of a multicentre, randomized study presented at the American College of Cardiology 2020/World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) virtual meeting.

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