Individuals who reported a normal sleeping duration of 6–8 hours a night showed a lower chance of developing heart disease or stroke than those who slept for either shorter or longer durations, according to a secondary analysis of the Corinthia study presented at the ACC.20/WCC Virtual Meeting.
Among patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF), treatment with apixaban was associated with a lower rate of ischaemic stroke, systemic embolism, and major bleeding compared with rivaroxaban, according to a large study assessing patients in routine care.
A substudy of the REDUCE-IT* trial – REDUCE-IT EPA** – presented at the ACC.20/WCC Virtual Meeting shows that the level of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in the blood achieved from the consumption of icosapent ethyl (IE) – a pure, stable EPA ethyl ester – propelled the substantial reductions in cardiovascular (CV) event rates in statin-treated patients.
The use of nicotine e-cigarettes (ECs) along with counselling is more efficacious in aiding smoking cessation than counselling alone, according to 12-week results of a multicentre, randomized study presented at the American College of Cardiology 2020/World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) virtual meeting.
Rivaroxaban plus aspirin is effective in lowering the incidence of major adverse limb and cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) undergoing lower-extremity revascularization, according to results of the VOYAGER-PAD trial presented at the American College of Cardiology and World Congress of Cardiology 2020 virtual meeting (ACC.20/WCC).
Vericiguat significantly reduces cardiovascular (CV) deaths and heart failure (HF)-related hospitalizations in patients with high-risk HF, according to results of the VICTORIA trial presented at the American College of Cardiology and World Congress of Cardiology virtual meeting (ACC.20/WCC).
Evinacumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody inhibitor of ANGPTL3, effectively lowers LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH) regardless of their LDL receptor (LDLR) function, according to results of a double-blind phase III trial presented at the American College of Cardiology and World Congress of Cardiology virtual meeting (ACC.20/WCC).
A higher number of daily steps appears to be associated with lower home blood pressure (BP) in middle-aged individuals, according to the electronic Framingham Heart Study (eFHS) presented at the ACC.20/WCC Virtual Meeting.
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who are overweight or obese but have high cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF)* may have a reduced risk of heart failure (HF), according to a study presented at EPI Lifestyle 2020.
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.