Taking oestradiol therapy within 6 years after the start of menopause significantly delayed lipid plaque buildup in arterial walls — a leading cause of atherosclerosis, but such benefit was not seen when starting oestradiol a decade after menopause, reveals a secondary analysis of the ELITE* study presented at the recent EPI Lifestyle 2020 Scientific Sessions.
Treatment with inclisiran led to a significantly reduced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), according to two phase III randomized clinical trials.
The lower 0.25 mg/kg dose of the thrombolytic tenecteplase may be sufficient for reperfusion of blocked vessels prior to thrombectomy in patients with ischaemic stroke due to large-vessel occlusion compared with the 0.4 mg/kg dose, according to the EXTEND-IA TNK* Part 2 study presented at the ISC 2020 Meeting.
Having sufficient and healthy sleep, in addition to adopting healthy lifestyle based on the AHA* Life’s Simple 7 (LS7) guidelines, can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), according to the longitudinal MESA** Sleep Study presented at EPI Lifestyle 2020 Scientific Sessions.
New postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) following noncardiac surgery appears to elevate the risk of stroke by 2.5 times, with the highest risk among patients undergoing nonthoracic noncardiac surgery, results of a systematic review and meta-analysis have shown.
A novel, wearable heart failure (HF) patch accurately predicted worsening HF and impending rehospitalization days before the event actually happened in adults who were recently discharged from hospitalization for HF (HHF), according to the LINK-HF* study.
A point-of-care (POC) blood gas analyser yields accurate creatinine measurements in paediatric patients and may be used for the diagnosis of postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) when combined with lab results, according to a recent study.
A novel, noninvasive wearable brain stimulation device that delivers continuous transcranial magnetic stimulation to induce the brain to rewire itself significantly increases brain activity and is safe in patients with chronic ischaemic stroke — thus presenting a step forward to improving motor function after stroke, suggests a preliminary study presented at ISC 2020 Meeting.
Patients aged ≥75 years are at a higher likelihood of having poor outcomes after carotid artery stenting (CAS) than carotid endarterectomy (CEA), according to a combined analysis of two studies with over 2,500 patients.
Heart failure (HF) is a progressive condition where the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Common causes of HF include ischaemic heart disease (IHD), hypertension, cardiomyopathy, diabetes and thyroid disorders. Patients with HF generally require lifelong treatment, but often ask if their medications may be stopped once their symptoms have improved. In this case study, Dato’ Dr Azmee Mohd Ghazi shares his clinical experience treating HF and the current evidence for HF therapy withdrawal.