Women with preterm pre-eclampsia can look forward to a better cardiovascular health after childbirth, with a recent study showing that postnatal use of enalapril has the potential to improve left ventricular diastolic function and remodeling, according to the results of the PICk-UP* study.
The REDUCE-IT* RENAL study, a substudy of the REDUCE-IT trial, reflected the consistent benefit of icosapent ethyl (IPE) in statin-treated patients with established** cardiovascular disease (CVD) or diabetes, regardless of eGFR*** status.
Using vadadustat for treating anaemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) not on dialysis does not come with excess cardiovascular (CV) risk compared with darbepoetin alfa, particularly for those treated to a target Hb range of 10–11 g/dL, according to a prespecified analysis of the PRO2TECT study presented at ASN 2020 Kidney Week.
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.
Patients undergoing transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) who do not need anticoagulation are better off using aspirin alone, which can reduce bleeding as compared with the combination of aspirin plus clopidogrel, according to data from the POPular TAVI trial.
The use of an algorithm to identify the presence of coronary artery calcifications (CAC) during radiotherapy-planning CT scans may help assess cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women with breast cancer, according to a study from the Netherlands.
The use of paclitaxel drug-coated devices did not appear to affect mortality risk in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) who underwent endovascular lower extremity revascularization, according to subgroup analysis of the VOYAGER PAD* trial.
A daily, 4-gram dose of icosapent ethyl (IPE) led to a significant reduction in ischaemic events in a subgroup of patients from the REDUCE-IT* cohort who had prior PCI**, according to the prespecified analysis of the REDUCE-IT PCI trial presented at TCT 2020.
The ANGPTL3* inhibitor evinacumab significantly lowers LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) levels in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH) who were already on maximum lipid-lowering therapy, according to the ELIPSE HoFH** study.
In select patients with advanced heart failure (HF), use of MitraClip as bridge therapy to heart transplantation appeared to be a promising strategy to reduce worsening and progression of underlying disease while awaiting transplant, suggests the MitraBridge study, even implying that post-procedural improvements may drive the removal of patients from the transplant list.