Rates of thromboembolism and valve thrombosis are higher in patients receiving dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT; aspirin 325 mg and clopidogrel 75 mg) vs controls in the low-risk arm, according to the results of the Prospective Randomized On-X Anticoagulation Trial (PROACT).
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) levels independently predict adverse outcomes in patients with myocardial infarction with nonobstructed coronary arteries (MINOCA), a recent study has shown.
Lonely people were twice as likely to die from any cause than people who did not feel lonely, according to a study based on a national survey presented at the recent EuroHeartCare 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. Also, loneliness is associated with poorer patient-reported outcomes in terms of mental and physical health in patients with heart disease.
Having both pre-existing type 2 diabetes (T2D) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) appears to raise the risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD)-specific mortality in patients with heart failure, according to results of a Singapore study.
One-year course of resistance training with elastic bands favourably affects body composition and lipid profile in postmenopausal women, as shown in a recent study. Specific benefits include reductions in waist circumference and body weight, as well as in cholesterol and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.
Perirenal fat is associated with carotid intima-media thickness, especially among overweight and obese children, and may thus represent a useful parameter for evaluating cardiovascular risk in the paediatric population, according to a study.
Early treatment of superficial venous reflux (varicose veins) with endovenous ablation and compression therapy shortened healing time of venous leg ulcers compared with compression therapy either alone or in addition to delayed ablation, according to the EVRA* trial.