Endovascular treatment for ischaemic stroke produces improvements in functional outcome and other clinical, imaging and safety outcome measures. The treatment effect is similar between men and women, with the latter even having more years of healthy life, as shown in the results of two recent studies.
In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and stable coronary artery disease (CAD), rivaroxaban monotherapy is noninferior to combination treatment with an antiplatelet therapy in terms of cutting the risk of cardiovascular events and mortality, according to data from the AFIRE trial.
Among Asian patients with heart failure (HF), those who have HFpEF* with a lean diabetic phenotype have the worst prognosis among the five phenotypes identified in Asians which include patients with HFrEF**, according to data from the Asian-HF registry presented at the ESC Asia Congress 2019.
Achieving multifactorial targets for blood pressure (BP), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), HbA1c and current smoking greatly benefits patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM) and is associated with a reduced risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), a study has shown.
Treatment options for patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remain limited, with benefits that are marginal at best, according to Prof Michel Komajda, past president of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), at their recently concluded 2019 Asia Congress (ESC Asia 2019).
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) reduces the risk nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI) and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) among diabetes mellitus (DM) patients with multivessel disease (MVD), according to a recent study presented at the Asia Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC Asia 2019).
The LAMA* aclidinium bromide was similarly effective in reducing exacerbation rate without raising the risk of MACE** or all-cause mortality regardless of recent history of exacerbations in patients with moderate-to-very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a subgroup analysis of the phase IV ASCENT-COPD*** trial presented at the CHEST 2019 Annual Meeting.
Showing patients a short video about coronary angiography or angioplasty helps improve knowledge about the procedure and consequently alleviate their anxiety, according to a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Asia Congress 2019 with Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) and the Asean Federation of Cardiology (AFC).
Late-breaking data presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain have shown that ibuprofen is associated with greater increase in blood pressure (BP) than celecoxib or naproxen in patients with arthritis, potentially increasing their risk of cardiovascular (CV) events. [Eur Heart J 2017, doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehx508]