Cycling was associated with reduced risk for both all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality in people with diabetes, according to a study presented at EASD 2020 Meeting — suggesting that cycling could be encouraged as an activity to prevent deaths in this population who are known to have a higher mortality risk than the general public.
One way how hormone therapy with oestradiol may slow the progression of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) in postmenopausal women is through the reduction of inflammatory biomarkers, according to the ELITE* study presented at the NAMS 2020 Annual Meeting.
Elevated troponin T levels at hospital admission may be a harbinger of adverse outcomes in COVID-19 but could help risk-stratify patients, according to a new study. Those with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are also more vulnerable than those without, bolstering the suspected link between.
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) enrolled in the prospective Global Anticoagulant Registry in the FIELD-AF (GARFIELD-AF) have been prescribed the recommended direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) doses according to country-specific guidelines. However, use of nonrecommended doses persists and is associated with a higher risk of death, mostly of cardiovascular nature, reveals a study.
Shortness of breath, or dyspnoea after some exertion, can sometimes be associated with reduced fitness and ageing. However, GPs should not overlook the possibility that the symptom could be a warning sign of heart and lung diseases, experts caution.
Patients with COVID-19 who experience an ischaemic stroke may have worse outcomes, including greater stroke severity and mortality risk, than those without COVID-19, findings from the Global COVID-19 Stroke Registry showed.
The pupil of the eye may independently predict all‐cause mortality and readmission due to heart failure (HF), suggesting its prognostic predictive capability in patients with HF, a retrospective analysis has shown.
The use of aspirin alone following TAVI* significantly reduced bleeding vs aspirin plus clopidogrel in the POPular TAVI study. This benefit came without increasing thromboembolic events, effectively positioning aspirin as the better antithrombotic strategy after TAVI.
The combination therapy comprising carfilzomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (KCd) is effective, with a tolerable safety profile, in an Asian cohort with high-risk multiple myeloma (MM) — thus providing a more economical alternative as a potential upfront regimen in resource-limited settings, according to leading experts during a myeloma education webinar.
Extremes of sleep duration (≤5 or ≥10 hours/day), which is a known mortality risk factor in the general population, may increase absolute mortality in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), a prospective study has shown.