Anaemia increases mortality risk in heart failure (HF) patients across the ejection fraction (EF) spectrum, a recent study has found. The effect appears to be stronger in preserved (HFpEF) and midrange (HFmrEF) than in reduced (HFrEF) EF disease.
Bicuspid and tricuspid aortic valve patients have comparable 30-day and 1-year mortality outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), reports a recent meta-analysis. Rates of stroke and new pacemaker implants are likewise similar.
Greater adherence to a lifestyle intervention may improve health outcomes, but no overall significant differences are seen between intervention and control groups, according to the results of the FAMILIA* trial involving adults from underserved communities.
Running a marathon, or even training for one, even at a relatively low exercise intensity can decrease central blood pressure (BP) and aortic stiffness, which is equivalent to an approximately 4-year reduction in vascular age, according to a recent study. In addition, greater rejuvenation is seen in older, slower individuals.
Target organ damage appears to be more noticeable in patients affected by primary aldosteronism than those affected by arterial hypertension without primary aldosteronism, suggests a study, adding that specific treatment can ease such condition.