In what many clinicians believed was a rare breakthrough, the prescription fish oil icosapent ethyl cut the risk of ischaemic events among statin-treated patients with high triglyceride levels and either cardiovascular disease (CVD) or diabetes in the REDUCE-IT* trial, putting fish oil on the front burner.
Individuals previously diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) who are considered recovered from their condition may still need to continue treatment, with a higher rate of relapse observed among patients who discontinued versus continued therapy, according to the TRED-HF* trial findings presented at AHA 2018.
Rapid blood pressure (BP) elevations during the second trimester of pregnancy may pose an increased risk of delivering a low birthweight (LBW) infant, as well as contribute to impaired maternal liver, kidney and coagulation functions, according to a study presented at the 2018 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions in Chicago, Illinois, US.
Initial treatment with endovascular therapy results in better amputation-free survival in patients with critical limb ischaemia compared with open surgical bypass, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session 2018 (AHA 2018), held in Chicago, Illinois.
New-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) are superior to early-generation stents in reducing cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality out to 10 years, but there are no significant differences between new-generation stents based on biodegradable polymer and those with permanent polymer, according to the ISAR-TEST* 4 study presented at AHA 2018.
Individuals hospitalized with pneumonia have an elevated risk of developing major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), with a greater risk among those with bacterial compared with viral pneumonia, according to a recent study presented at AHA 2018.
Food insecurity (FI) is associated with risk of hypertension in a large, nationally representative cohort of children and adolescents in the US, independent of obesity, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2018.
Higher ideal levels of dietary intake, physical activity, smoking, blood pressure (BP), cholesterol and body mass index (BMI) are associated with a dose-dependent lower risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) for individuals with normal fasting glucose but not impaired fasting glucose, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2018.
The HemosIL ThromboPath assay is highly sensitive to abnormalities in the protein C (PC) pathway in unselected patients, according to a new study presented at the recent American Heart Association Scientific Session 2018 (AHA 2018), held in Chicago, Illinois.
Supplementation with resistant starch for 12 weeks decreases the inflammatory marker tumour necrosis factor [TNF]-α and heart rate but does not significantly improve glycaemic control and other cardiovascular disease risk factors in prediabetic adults, suggests a study.
Use of the feminizing hormone therapy medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) results in minimal side effects, unchanged oestradiol levels and a decline in testosterone in a cohort of transwomen, a study has found.