Atrial fibrillation patients receiving direct oral anticoagulants may be at risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, a recent study has found. This must be taken into consideration when prescribing anticoagulants, particularly to elderly patients.
Prasugrel appears to do better than ticagrelor in attenuating the combined 1-year risk of death, myocardial infarction (MI), and stroke without increasing bleeding risk in patients with non-ST-segment elevation (NSTE) acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a recent study has shown.
Rosacea, a chronic inflammatory cutaneous disorder associated with multiple systemic illnesses, is associated with hypertension and dyslipidaemia but not with ischaemic heart disease (IHD), stroke, or diabetes, results of a systematic review and meta-analysis have shown.
Individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF), diabetes, or low albumin levels are at increased risk of mortality following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), with AF patients who are not anticoagulated being at greatest risk of dying, reveals a study.
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during pregnancy is driven by factors such as known coronary artery disease, hyperlipidaemia, obesity, and smoking history, among others, a study has found. These risk factors contribute to poor outcomes and highlight the need for modification in order to prevent AMI in the pregnant population.
Patients with ST-elevation and COVID-19 have different characteristics than those without COVID-19, and may have a higher risk of in-hospital mortality and stroke, according to initial results of the NACMI* registry study presented at TCT Connect 2020.
Maintaining or increasing the frequency of sexual activity within the first few months following a first acute MI episode is strongly associated with improved long-term survival regardless of pre-MI sexual activity frequency, a study suggests.
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) is a better marker of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in elderly adults than hs-cTnT and improves risk stratification in this population, a recent study has found.
Distribution of body fat can affect a person’s risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), suggests a study presented at the AASLD 2020 Liver Meeting, which shows that people with high abdominal fat but low liver fat have an increased risk of CHD events than those with other fat distribution.