Use of nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), particularly dabigatran, is associated with a significantly reduced risk of laboratory-based liver injury among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) when compared with warfarin, results of a recent study have shown.
In stroke rehabilitation, performing aerobic and stepping exercises at a higher intensity and frequency within a critical time period can boost the recovery and improve the quality of life of patients, according to the results of a phase II trial.
The efficacy and cardiovascular (CV) safety of the SGLT2* inhibitor empagliflozin vs DPP-4** inhibitors and GLP-1*** receptor agonists in real-world patients were demonstrated in two interim analyses of the EMPRISE+ study presented at ADA 2020.
Patients hospitalized with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 who are on angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) for hypertension should continue these medications, according to primary results of the BRACE CORONA trial presented at ESC 2020.
Early initiation of rhythm-control therapy led to a significantly reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcomes compared with usual care (typically rate control) in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) at risk of stroke, reveals the EAST-AFNET 4* trial presented at ESC 2020.