The reduced mortality/morbidity benefit previously demonstrated with selexipag in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) may be more pronounced when treatment is initiated soon after diagnosis, according to results of a post hoc analysis of the GRIPHON* study presented as a poster at ATS 2019.
Administration of short-term ontopsychological psychotherapy in addition to contemporary routine medical treatment improves clinical outcomes throughout 5 years of follow-up after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), results of the STEP-IN-AMI* trial have shown.
An antithrombotic regimen consisting of the direct-acting oral anticoagulant (DOAC) apixaban and omitting aspirin reduces bleeding and hospitalizations without compromising protection against ischaemic events in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or percutaneous coronary (PCI) and treated with a P2Y12 inhibitor, as compared with regimens including a vitamin K antagonist (VKA), aspirin or both, according to the results of the AUGUSTUS trial.
Unrecognized severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) intensifies the risk of postoperative cardiovascular complications among at-risk adults receiving major noncardiac surgery, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded 2019 International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS 2019).
The atrial flow regulator (AFR) device may be safely implanted in heart failure (HF) patients and effectively improve symptom control and the surrogate parameters of HF at 3 months, according to the results of the phase II AFR-PRELIEVE study.
Atrial fibrillation carries about a 30 percent excess risk of developing dementia, irrespective of cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) and transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis. Furthermore, the extent of involvement of the arrhythmia to cognitive injury appears to be greater than that related to CVA/TIA.
Gestational diabetes and abnormal glucose levels in pregnancy, as determined with an oral glucose challenge test (OGCT) at 24–28 weeks gestation, could signal a future risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)*, according to a recent study.
Nearly half of individuals with hypertension in Singapore are oblivious of their condition, with Indians having greater awareness compared with Chinese, according to data from a large multiethnic Asian cohort study. Meanwhile, Malays who have higher odds of having hypertension do not seem to be sufficiently aware of their condition.
The Duke treadmill scoring (DTS) system confers better risk stratification and provides more substantial information about the different classification of risks in patients suspected of coronary artery disease (CAD) compared with conventional treadmill reading, according to a study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) 2019 Congress held at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines.
Coronary artery disease is prevalent among patients who have undergone coronary angiography, according to a new Philippine study presented at the recently concluded 2019 Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC 2019). However, the obtained rates remain lower than that in other Asian countries.
About one of 10 patients with myocardial infarction (MI) at a young age present with clinically defined familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), reports a study. Furthermore, only two-thirds of FH patients have been discharged on high-intensity statin therapy, and several present with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) at 1 year.