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.
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.
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.
Frequent nocturnal urination and subjective sleep estimates are associated with abnormalities in circadian blood pressure (BP), which have been seen to be predictors of cardiovascular disease, suggests a recent study.
Cardiac lesions in pregnant women are associated with a heightened risk of giving birth to small babies, particularly in subgroups of those with Fontan circulation, pulmonary arterial hypertension, prosthetic heart valves and systemic right ventricle, according to a study.
Drinking coffee, whether caffeinated or decaffeinated, is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and ischaemic heart disease (IHD) mortality in patients with a prior myocardial infarction (MI), according to a recent study.
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).
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.