The efficacy and safety of the novel oral anticoagulant edoxaban relative to warfarin for stroke prophylaxis are consistent across the full range of systolic blood pressure (SBP) in high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a posthoc analysis of the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial.
The potent P2Y12 inhibitor prasugrel significantly reduced the incidence of death, myocardial infarction (MI), or stroke in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with or without ST-segment elevation (STE) compared with ticagrelor, according to the results of the ISAR-REACT* 5 trial presented at ESC Congress 2019. Moreover, the improved anti-ischaemic efficacy of prasugrel was not accompanied by an increased bleeding risk.
A device-based fluid management system to guide diuretic therapy supports safe and effective regulation of fluid loss in acute heart failure patients with preserved systolic blood pressure and pre-existing chronic renal disease, according to early data from the TARGET-1 and TARGET-2 studies.
A single testing of cardiac troponin I using a high-sensitivity assay can effectively rule out myocardial infarction (MI) without compromising safety, according to the HiSTORIC* study presented at the ESC 2019 Congress.
A newly developed clinical risk score can identify patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) at greatest risk for hospitalization for heart failure (HHF) who would derive the most benefit from treatment with dapagliflozin, according to a study presented at ESC 2019.
Vegetarian and pescetarian diets are associated with a lower risk of ischaemic heart disease compared with a diet that include meat, according to the longitudinal EPIC*-Oxford study with 18 years of follow-up.
The incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related deaths is more common in low-income countries (LICs), while cancer-related deaths have increased in high-income countries (HICs) and some middle-income countries (MICs), according to new data from the PURE+ study presented at ESC 2019.
The Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society (MEMS) and Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society (MDES) jointly launched the For Your Sweetheart campaign—a nationwide endeavour to increase public awareness and to educate Malaysians about diabetes-related heart disease.
Sleep apnoea is highly prevalent but largely undetected in the general population of middle-aged adults, with a symptom-based strategy proving to be useless for specific diagnosis, according to a recent study. Moreover, mild sleep apnoea represents a higher-risk phenotype with manifestly increased metabolic, inflammatory and cardiovascular risk factor burden, with potential public health implications.
Recurrent vascular events in embolic stroke of undetermined source may be directly related to history of diabetes mellitus and the Calcification in the Aortic Arch, Age, Multiple Infarction score, a recent study finds.
Cardiovascular (CV) outcomes were similar between the dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitor linagliptin and the sulfonylurea glimepiride in the CAROLINA* study of patients with early type 2 diabetes (T2D) and increased CV risk.