The mean heart rate during acute stroke period factors in mortality but not stroke recurrence in patients with atrial fibrillation hospitalized for acute ischaemic stroke, a study has found. Heart rate variability has no effect on both outcomes.
Supplementation with thiamine for 6 months has failed to enhance left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), quality of life or exercise capacity in ambulatory patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced LVEF despite improvement in thiamine concentrations, a study reveals.
Low heart rate (HR) in patients with heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) receiving treatment with beta-blockers contributes to an increase in the risk of cardiovascular events, suggesting that a low HR may blunt the beneficial effects of the said drugs, a study has found.
In patients with resistant hypertension, the risk of progression to refractory hypertension is associated with the presence of untreated obstructive sleep apnoea, glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) concentration, initial heart rate and time since hypertension diagnosis, a study reports.
Renal function appears to deteriorate immediately after the index acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event and stabilizes not during hospitalization but, on average, 2 weeks after, a recent study has shown. Serial measurement of cystatin C levels may help assess risks of mortality or ACS recurrence.
Screening for obstructive sleep apnoea and multifaceted treatment during the subacute phase of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) does not lower cardiovascular marker levels more than standard therapy, a recent study has found.
Denosumab appears to have a neutral effect on the risk of composite and specific cardiovascular outcomes among patients with primary osteoporosis, whereas romosozumab may contribute to an increased risk of four-point major adverse cardiovascular event, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
The spatial instability of the ablation catheter, as well as decreased lesion sequentiality, predict the recurrence of arrhythmia in patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, a new study has shown.
A study has shown disease progression in 21 percent of patients with aortic regurgitation (AR) from stage B to stage C/D, and this progression is associated with baseline AR severity and dimensions of sinotubular junction and annulus.
High levels of trunk fat mass (FM) may be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related events such as coronary death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI), according to a recent study presented at AHA 2019.
The C-reactive protein (CRP)-to-albumin ratio (CAR) appears to be linked to the development of acute kidney injury in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a recent study has found.
The addition of evolocumab to high-intensity statin therapy is both well tolerated and effective in significantly reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels in patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndromes (ACS), allowing most of them to achieve current recommended target levels, a study has shown.