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Atrial fibrillation (AF) appears to accelerate global cognitive decline and increase the risk of dementia in elderly adults, reports a recent study.
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Seated diastolic blood pressure (DBP) show statistically significant inverse cross-sectional associations with total testosterone and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), and a significant positive association with dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS), suggests a recent study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, Yesterday

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with a thin composite wire strut, durable polymer-coated stent demonstrated comparable results to that using an ultrathin cobalt-chromium strut, bioresorbable polymer-coated stent, according to results of the BIONYX* trial presented at the recent TCT symposium (TCT 2018).

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A graded relationship exists between systolic blood pressure (SBP) variability and risk of diabetic foot ulceration, a recent study has shown. This provides a potential new and modifiable target to reduce such complication.
Stephen Padilla, 2 days ago
A national study in China has found an association between short-term exposure to ambient air pollution and increased hospital admission for ischaemic stroke.
2 days ago
A novel genomic risk score substantially improves the concept of using genomic information in stratifying individuals with different trajectories of coronary artery disease (CAD) risk, a recent study has shown. In addition, the genomic score supports genomic screening in early life to complement conventional risk prediction.
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Cardiology involvement in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with cancer appears to increase anticoagulant prescription fills and lead to favourable AF-related outcomes, a recent study has shown.
Special Reports
Dr. Robert Giugliano, Prof. Ulrich Laufs, Prof. Gaetano De Ferrari, Prof. Naveed Sattar, 11 Oct 2018

The FOURIER trial previously demonstrated that adding the proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor evolocumab to background statin therapy lowered LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) below target levels and significantly reduced the risks of cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). At the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2018 in Munich, Germany, experts reiterated how evolocumab helps lower LDL-C levels and reduces CV events even in patients with various comorbidities.

27 Sep 2018
PRALUENT – alirocumab 75 mg/mL and 150 mg/mL soln for inj - sanofi-aventis
27 Sep 2018
VICTOZA – Liraglutide 6 mg/mL soln for inj - Novo Nordisk
01 Sep 2018
Ischaemic heart disease was the principal cause of death in Malaysia in 2016, and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is noted as the deadliest clinical presentation of Acute Coronary Syndrome. At the National Heart Association of Malaysia’s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Professor Dr Wan Azman Wan Ahmad shared his insights into the management of STEMI in Malaysia, highlighting the implications of the recent TREAT trial.
31 May 2018
At the recent ‘Reinforced for the Glycaemic Challenge’ symposium held at Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Associate Professor Dr Alexander Tan, Professor Dr Chee Kok Han and Dr Chan Siew Pheng shared their insights into the importance of achieving glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), while simultaneously providing them with cardiovascular protection.
01 May 2018
CoQ10 isn't as popular as vitamin C or B in our daily lives but it's time to have a closer look at this vital nutrient.
30 Apr 2018
In this issue of MIMS Cardiology Supplement, we bring you clinical updates related to combating hypercholesterolaemia, highlighting the role of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors in lowering low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol levels. 
Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 19 Oct 2018

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with a thin composite wire strut, durable polymer-coated stent demonstrated comparable results to that using an ultrathin cobalt-chromium strut, bioresorbable polymer-coated stent, according to results of the BIONYX* trial presented at the recent TCT symposium (TCT 2018).

Audrey Abella, 15 Oct 2018
Reducing salt intake is one of the most practical ways to help tackle hypertension, according to data presented at AFCC 2018.
15 Oct 2018
Highlights from the 23rd Asean Federation of Cardiology Congress (AFCC 2018)
Pearl Toh, 12 Oct 2018

The duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) should be individualized based on ischaemic and bleeding risk of a particular patient, rather than focusing on a dualistic short- vs long-duration therapy thinking, advocates a leading expert during AFCC 2018.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 11 Oct 2018

The risk of hospitalization due to heart failure was almost halved in patients with secondary mitral regurgitation who underwent transcatheter mitral valve repair plus medical therapy compared with those who underwent medical therapy alone, according to findings of the COAPT* trial.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 10 Oct 2018

Effective treatment of cardiogenic shock requires a multifactorial approach, according to an expert at the recent ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress (AFCC 2018).

Audrey Abella, 10 Oct 2018
The burden of heart failure (HF) in Asia is high compared with the US and Europe, with Southeast Asia (SEA) having the highest HF prevalence vs other Asian regions combined, and the youngest patients having the worst outcomes, according to data presented at AFCC 2018.
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