Practicing Tai Chi proved effective in enhancing the psychological well-being of older adults (≥60 years) with cardiovascular disease (CVD), consequently improving their quality of life (QoL), a meta-analysis has shown.
A novel, sirolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold (BRS) has demonstrated potential in treating single coronary lesions, holding promise in vascular restoration therapy, the RENASCENT II* trial has shown.
Proactive treatment with high-dose intravenous (IV) iron reduces the risk for type 1 or classic myocardial infarction (MI), but not type 2 MI, in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis, according to a prespecified secondary analysis of the PIVOTAL study.
Extended-duration thromboprophylaxis with low-dose rivaroxaban in at-risk medically ill patients discharged from the hospital significantly reduces fatal and major thromboembolic events, including symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE), myocardial infarction (MI), nonhaemorrhagic stroke, and cardiovascular (CV) death, with no significant increase in major bleeding, compared with placebo, a study has shown.
High neutrophil-to-lymphocyte (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte (PLR) ratios may be indicative of a failure to resolve left ventricular thrombosis (LVT) in postacute myocardial infarction (post-AMI) patients not receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a new Singapore study.
Hyperkalaemia (HK) occurrence and recurrence are frequent in advanced CKD*, creating a perfect storm for cardiovascular events and death, says Professor Juan-Jesus Carrero from the Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden, at ERA-EDTA 2020. Given these risks, acutely elevated potassium (K+) should merit clinical attention.
The prescription omega-3 fatty acid icosapent ethyl significantly reduces the need for revascularization in patients with elevated triglycerides who were already on statins and were at increased cardiovascular (CV) risk, reveals the latest data from the REDUCE-IT REVASC analysis presented during the SCAI* 2020 Meeting.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors may have a reduced risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) compared with those treated with conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARDs), according to an observational study presented at EULAR 2020.
Targeting a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level <70 mg/dL following an ischaemic stroke of atherosclerotic origin helps to avoid one in four subsequent major vascular events without increasing the risk of intracranial haemorrhage over about 5 years of follow-up, according to data from the Treat Stroke to Target trial.
Small dense low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (sd-LDL-C) is a strong predictor of stroke severity and intracranial artery calcification (IAC) in patients with acute ischaemic stroke (AIS), a study has shown.