In patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), angiotensin-neprilysin inhibition with sacubitril/valsartan confers better renoprotection than valsartan alone, reducing the risk of adverse renal events and the speed of decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), a study has found.
Patients hospitalized with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 who are on angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) for hypertension should continue these medications, according to primary results of the BRACE CORONA trial presented at ESC 2020.
Several factors, including body mass index (BMI), diabetes mellitus, and age, are associated with the risk of progression from prehypertension to hypertension among middle-aged and elderly adults, according to a 12-year Korean cohort study.
Early initiation of rhythm-control therapy led to a significantly reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcomes compared with usual care (typically rate control) in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) at risk of stroke, reveals the EAST-AFNET 4* trial presented at ESC 2020.
More than two-thirds of Asian patients with ischaemic diabetic heel ulcers survived without requiring an amputation at 1 year following lower limb revascularization surgery — a rate better than previously reported in the literature, according to a local study.
A prasugrel de-escalation strategy significantly reduced the risk of NACE* and bleeding events in patients with ACS** after PCI*** compared with the conventional strategy, results of the HOST-REDUCE-POLYTECH-ACS# trial have shown.
Patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) and diabetes treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have improved long-term mortality and freedom from major cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) compared to those treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study.
There appears to be a higher thrombus burden and poorer outcomes in patients with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), according to a recent study.
Individuals with obesity are likely to maintain a healthy metabolic status on a vegetarian or vegan diet, according to a study. But simply adhering to this dietary pattern does not assure better outcome, because some plant-based foods are less nutritious.