Practising yoga for 30 minutes at least thrice weekly reduces patient-reported symptoms of atrial fibrillation (AF) — bringing to light a potential noninvasive, medication-free intervention for managing a costly disease that is AF.
Use of the laryngeal tube (LT) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) by paramedics in Singapore leads to poorer placement success and more complications as compared with laryngeal mask airway (LMA), a study has found.
Use of alpha blockers in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) appears to be both beneficial and detrimental, with a recent study linking it to lower risk of cardiac events and mortality but higher risk of kidney disease progression compared with alternative blood pressure-lowering medications.
Consumption of plant protein was associated with a lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis, suggesting that substituting foods high in animal protein with plant protein sources may correlate with longevity.
A polymer-free, thicker-strut, biolimus A9-eluting stent (BES) was not noninferior to a biodegradable-polymer, ultrathin-strut, sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) in unselected patients requiring percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the SORT OUT* IX trial has shown.
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.