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Pearl Toh, 18 hours ago
Taking marine-derived omega-3 fatty acid (FA) supplements does not appear to protect participants from coronary heart disease (CHD) and major vascular events, regardless of history of vascular disease, lipid levels, statin use, or diabetes, suggests a recent meta-analysis.
19 hours ago
In patients with compensated hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis, a sustained virological response (SVR) appears to be correlated with fewer cardiovascular events, a recent study has shown.
Yesterday
In patients with acute heart failure, serum levels of asymmetric and symmetric dimethylarginine appear to predict in-hospital and 3-month mortality, a recent study has found.
Elvira Manzano, Yesterday

An algorithm to help stratify patients with syncope requiring hospitalization vs those that can be discharged from the emergency department (ED) safely forms part of the new European Society Cardiology (ESC) syncope guidelines launched at the EHRA 2018 meeting.

Yesterday
Treatment with mineralocorticoid antagonists (MRAs) appears to be useful in lowering blood pressure (BP) in already treated hypertensive patients who did not reach target BP values, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Pearl Toh, 2 days ago
Continuous apixaban seems equally safe as warfarin and other vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation in patients at risk for stroke, according to the AXAFA–AFNET* 5 trial presented at EHRA 2018.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 2 days ago
Exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation from cardiac procedures contributes to an increased risk of developing malignancies, with a possible dose–response relationship between exposure level and cancer risk, as reported in a recent study.
Special Reports
12 Apr 2018
Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) is increasingly being recognized as an accurate adjunct to clinic blood pressure measurement for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. We discussed the HOPE Asia Network’s recently published consensus recommendations on HBPM with lead author, Prof. Sungha Park.

Click here to view the interview video with one of the authors - Professor Sungha Park
12 Apr 2018
In an effort to better understand hypertension subtypes – including morning and white-coat hypertension – in Asian patients, the HOPE Asia Network has initiated the Asia BP@Home study across 12 countries and regions. We discussed the study’s design and objectives with lead investigator, Prof. Kazuomi Kario.

Click here to view the interview video with lead investigator - Professor Kazuomi Kario
01 Mar 2018
At a cardiology conference held in Hilton Kuala Lumpur, senior consultant cardiologist Dato’ Sri Dr Azhari Rosman spoke on the importance of non–high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non–HDL-C) and combination therapy as a novel approach in the management of atherogenic dyslipidemia (AD).
01 Feb 2018
Through a cardiology webcast hosted by Pfizer, Dr Jeyamalar Rajadurai, Dr Salim Virani and Dr Pamela Morris shared their insights into the importance of primary prevention measures in reducing the burden of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
21 Dec 2017
Data presented at the 13th APCH, and recently published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, highlighted the current challenges of hypertension management in Asia and how home blood pressure monitoring may improve cardiovascular outcomes. We discussed the paper with lead author, Prof. Yook-Chin Chia.
21 Dec 2017
Asia-specific guidance on lipid management strategies for patients with type 2 diabetes has recently been published. We discussed the recommendations with lead author, Dr Titus Lau.
21 Dec 2017
Results from the ASCOT-LLA study suggest that patient reports of muscle-related adverse events were more common when patients knew they were being treated with a statin. We discussed this phenomenon, known as the ‘nocebo effect’, with senior investigator, Prof. Peter Sever.
Conference Reports
Elvira Manzano, 18 Apr 2018

An algorithm to help stratify patients with syncope requiring hospitalization vs those that can be discharged from the emergency department (ED) safely forms part of the new European Society Cardiology (ESC) syncope guidelines launched at the EHRA 2018 meeting.

Pearl Toh, 17 Apr 2018
Continuous apixaban seems equally safe as warfarin and other vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation in patients at risk for stroke, according to the AXAFA–AFNET* 5 trial presented at EHRA 2018.
12 Apr 2018
Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) is increasingly being recognized as an accurate adjunct to clinic blood pressure measurement for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. We discussed the HOPE Asia Network’s recently published consensus recommendations on HBPM with lead author, Prof. Sungha Park.

Click here to view the interview video with one of the authors - Professor Sungha Park
12 Apr 2018
In an effort to better understand hypertension subtypes – including morning and white-coat hypertension – in Asian patients, the HOPE Asia Network has initiated the Asia BP@Home study across 12 countries and regions. We discussed the study’s design and objectives with lead investigator, Prof. Kazuomi Kario.

Click here to view the interview video with lead investigator - Professor Kazuomi Kario
10 Apr 2018
Interview with Prof Sungha Park: HOPE Asia Network: Consensus statement on HBPM in Asia
10 Apr 2018
Interview with Prof Kazuomi Kario: Asia BP@Home Study
Pearl Toh, 23 Mar 2018
The latest-generation left ventricular assist device (LVAD) HeartMate 3 is clinically superior to its predecessor HeartMate II in improving survival at 2 years free of disabling stroke or reoperation due to device malfunction in patients with advanced heart failure (HF), the MOMENTUM* 3 trial has shown.
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