Not many reproductive-aged women have had their lipid levels checked, with more than three-quarters of those attending a postpartum visit not having undergone lipid screening. This underscores peripartum period as an important window of opportunity for screening, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session 2019.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is better than moderate-intensity continuous training at cutting abdominal fat distribution and total body fat and at increasing lean mass, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session.
Long-term results of the POET* trial have suggested that patients with left-sided infective endocarditis (IE) could safely switch from conventional intravenous (IV) antibiotics to oral antibiotics, with oral antibiotics associated with a reduced mortality risk.
Extensive coronary artery calcium (CAC ≥1,000) in patients corresponds to a very high-risk phenotype that is associated with mortality outcomes equal to high-risk patients treated for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), reports a study presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Sessions 2019.
Following a low-carbohydrate diet to shed excess pounds may be bad for the heart, such that individuals consuming low levels of carbohydrates are at increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session 2019.
Icosapent ethyl – a prescription and highly purified version of the omega-3 fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) – takes the spotlight in REDUCE-IT* as it markedly reduced the rate of first and ischaemic events in individuals with high cardiovascular (CV) risk**.
In intravenous drug users, hospital admissions for infective endocarditis (IE) appear to be on the rise, with the prevailing treatment approach shifting away from surgical to medical, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded 68th Annual Scientific Session & Expo of the American College of Cardiology (ACC 2019).
A smartwatch algorithm may help detect irregular heart rate – via a pulse notification – indicating possible atrial fibrillation (AF), according to preliminary results of the Apple Heart Study* presented at ACC.19.
The combination therapy comprising carfilzomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (KCd) is effective, with a tolerable safety profile, in an Asian cohort with high-risk multiple myeloma (MM) — thus providing a more economical alternative as a potential upfront regimen in resource-limited settings, according to leading experts during a myeloma education webinar.
Despite a 90-percent cure rate after first treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), approximately 10–15 percent of patients with paediatric ALL will experience relapse. [Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 2017;17:725-736] A recent webinar on the current landscape of ALL highlighted the potential of immunotherapy for paediatric patients with relapsed or refractory ALL, thus providing hope for this high-risk patient group.