The small interfering RNA therapeutic agent inclisiran significantly reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), according to the ORION-9* trial.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with bicuspid aortic stenosis who are at low surgical risk appears to be safe with low rates of death or disabling stroke at 30 days, according to a study presented at the ACC.20/WCC Virtual Meeting.
Two US-based prospective studies presented at the recent EPI Scientific Sessions 2020 suggested that replacing animal-based foods with plant-based ones could reduce mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.
A gout drug that’s been around for years reduced the risk of ischaemic cardiovascular (CV) events when given at a low dose in patients who had myocardial infarction (MI) and was cost-effective, an analysis of the COLCOT* trial has shown.
Increasing olive oil consumption by at least 7 grams per day was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study presented at the EPI Lifestyle 2020 Scientific Sessions.
Eating tofu and foods rich in isoflavones helps reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), according to data from three large cohorts. This cardioprotective benefit is pronounced in younger women and postmenopausal women who do not use hormone replacement therapy.
Maintaining a good control of blood glucose level may slow down the decline of cognitive function in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) after a lacunar stroke, suggests a post hoc analysis of the SPS3* trial presented at the ENDO 2020 Virtual Meeting.
Treatment with the PCSK9* inhibitor alirocumab led to clinically meaningful reductions in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) among adults with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH), according to data from the ODYSSEY-HoFH** trial presented at the ACC.20/WCC Virtual meeting.
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.