There is currently no definite evidence showing that two classes of antihypertensive medications — ACE inhibitors and ARBs* — are linked to increased risk of COVID-19 infection, leading experts say. On the contrary, what is clear is that stopping these medications simply because of concern over their perceived theoretical risk can come at a price of adverse cardiovascular (CV) events.
Representatives from five Asian countries shared local experiences and current protocols for pharmacotherapy in treating patients with COVID-19 at a recent Asian Young Pharmacists' Group (AYPG) webinar.
Moderate egg consumption (1/day) is not associated with an increased risk of mortality or major cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study. There is also no association between egg intake or dietary cholesterol and blood lipids.
Reactive antitachycardia pacing (ATP), a new-generation ATP, safely reduces the burden of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implants, according to a recent study.
The gap in overall life expectancy between people with HIV (PWH) and those without HIV has narrowed over time, particularly among optimally treated PWH. However, PWH still have fewer comorbidity-free years than those without HIV, according to a study presented at CROI 2020.
Cardiovascular involvement in patients with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been noted in some cases, but the effect of COVID-19 on myocardial function and on the outcomes after treatment of cardiac and related illnesses is not well established, according to a study.
Patients with cancer who develop venous thromboembolism (VTE) could reduce their risk of VTE recurrence with the direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) apixaban, which demonstrated noninferiority to subcutaneous dalteparin in the Caravaggio* trial.
The potent sympatholytic agent reserpine provides blood pressure (BP)-lowering benefits to hypertensive individuals whose BP remains uncontrolled on maximal antihypertensive therapy, according to the results of a proof-of-concept study.
Rivaroxaban reduced venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk without increasing bleeding compared with enoxaparin in patients who underwent lower limb nonmajor orthopaedic surgery, the PRONOMOS* trial showed.
The use of capsule endoscopy (CE) appears to be effective in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA), yielding a 33.9-percent yield in this study, with 65.8 percent of patients undergoing further workup and 12.7 percent requiring therapeutic intervention.
Increased coffee consumption among regular drinkers is associated with higher estimated glomerular filtration rate and confers protection against the risk of chronic kidney disease stages G3–G5 and albuminuria, as shown in a study.
Excess weight, greater abdominal fat, inflammation and low physical performance can all contribute to insulin resistance in middle-age Singaporean women, and these variables explain why the condition is more common among women of Chinese than Malay and Indian ethnicities, a study has found.