Regardless of the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, higher fitness improves survival in elderly adults, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded 68th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC 2019).
Watching too much television and skipping breakfast promote cholesterol plaque buildup in the arteries of the heart. On the other hand, hitting the off button on the TV, leaving the couch and eating a high-energy breakfast act protectively against atherosclerosis and offer substantial benefits in terms of heart health, according to data from the Corinthia epidemiological study presented at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session 2019.
Sleeping for short hours may have unfavourable effects on blood pressure, with a recent study showing that individuals with short sleep duration nightly are at higher risk of hypertension compared with those who get longer hours.
Use of a smartphone app to monitor blood pressure (BP) remotely, get tips on healthful living and connect with a health coach results in a significant decline in BP within 6 weeks among individuals with both type 2 diabetes (T2D) and uncontrolled hypertension, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session (ACC 2019).
Not many reproductive-aged women have had their lipid levels checked, with more than three-quarters of those attending a postpartum visit not having undergone lipid screening. This underscores peripartum period as an important window of opportunity for screening, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session 2019.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is better than moderate-intensity continuous training at cutting abdominal fat distribution and total body fat and at increasing lean mass, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session.
Long-term results of the POET* trial have suggested that patients with left-sided infective endocarditis (IE) could safely switch from conventional intravenous (IV) antibiotics to oral antibiotics, with oral antibiotics associated with a reduced mortality risk.
Extensive coronary artery calcium (CAC ≥1,000) in patients corresponds to a very high-risk phenotype that is associated with mortality outcomes equal to high-risk patients treated for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), reports a study presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Sessions 2019.
Excessive drinking of coffee appears to moderately increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), suggests a study. However, genetic variants influencing metabolism do not influence this association.