Among patients who received 6 months of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), switching to a single antiplatelet therapy (SAPT) regimen for another 6 months resulted in less gastrointestinal (GI) injury than continuing DAPT, results of the OPT-PEACE trial showed.
Sleeping between 10–11 pm is associated with a decreased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared with earlier or later bedtimes, according to a study — suggesting that this timing represents the optimal sleeping time for better heart health.
Transitioning patients on extracorporeal life support (ECLS) to cardiopulmonary bypass (CBP) for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation yields no significant survival benefit but leads to worse bleeding, according to a recent study.
Estimated pulse wave velocity (ePWV) is significantly associated with mean systolic (SBP) and mean diastolic blood pressure (DBP), with an increase in ePWV resulting in a higher incidence of hypertension, reports a recent study.
For three decades, hypertension-related cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden in young adults has substantially rose, with spatiotemporal and sexual heterogeneity, according to a study. Middle-income countries bear the heaviest burden, particularly men.
Use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) results in a reduced risk of all-cause mortality, all-cause mortality before age 50 years, and sudden cardiac death in patients with long QT syndrome (LQTS), according to a study.