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.
Having a child who undergoes repetitive urological surgeries leads to heightened parental anxiety, a recent study has found. Having an immediate family member who underwent the same surgery is a strong risk factor for parental anxiety.
Avoiding sugar in the diet may help prevent cancer, particularly breast, suggests a recent study, contributing to the debate of the implementation of sugar taxation, marketing regulation, and other sugar-related policies.
Vaccination against hepatitis B virus (HBV) with single-dose Fendrix does not result in a higher response rate compared with double-dose Engerix-B in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), results of a study have shown, noting that a four-dose schedule is more effective than a three-dose regimen.
Undergoing in-facility physical activity (PA) programmes initiated before the 20th week of gestation helps reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among high-risk mothers, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
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.
Treatment with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) results in a lower risk of clinically relevant cardiovascular death, heart failure (HF) hospitalization, and HF symptoms with similar rates of adverse events (AEs), results of a meta-analysis have shown.
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.