The multistate Markov model has shown its usefulness in identifying the rules of transition among multiple states of blood pressure (BP) and has satisfactorily predicted the prevalence of normotension, prehypertension and hypertension in cohort populations, suggests a recent study.
There appears to be no adverse changes in cardiometabolic markers among individuals with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes (T2D) who consumed a 3-month high-egg weight-loss diet with a 6-month follow-up compared with those who consumed a low-egg weight-loss diet, suggests a recent study.
Increasing the consumption of nitrate-rich vegetables does not appear to reduce blood pressure (BP) in individuals with pre- or untreated grade 1 hypertension when compared with nitrate-poor vegetables and no increase in vegetables, reports a study.
Use of amiodarone, beta-blockers or statins lowers the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) following noncardiac surgery, suggest the results of a meta-analysis. In addition, statins and amiodarone have a relatively low overall risk of short-term adverse events.
The hybrid approach to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) yielded good success rates in the hands of experienced operators, the PROGRESS CTO* Registry study has shown, offering important benchmarking for discussion of the risk-benefit ratio of CTO PCI.
Teaching healthcare providers to execute a chest compression (CC) of 6-7 cm depth may enhance quality CC depth in patients on a mattress during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the hospital, based on a prospective, randomised, controlled study.