A recent study in the general Spanish population has shown that one in 10 has healthy vascular ageing (HVA) and one in five has early vascular ageing (EVA). Increasing physical activity, reducing sedentary time, and decreasing obesity and insulin resistance improve vascular ageing.
Higher cardiovascular risk burden correlates with neurodegeneration and vascular lesions in the brain and appears to be a predictor of decline in episodic memory, working memory, and perceptual speed, a study has shown.
Individuals with comorbidities such as hypertension and respiratory system and cardiovascular diseases may have a greater susceptibility to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, a study suggests.
Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are generally at risk of bleeding complications, which prolonged courses of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) could aggravate, a recent study has found.
Eating behaviours have been shown to moderate the relationship between cumulated risk factors in the first 1,000 days and adiposity outcomes at 6 years of age, which underscores modifiable behavioural targets for interventions, reports a study.
Use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV), similar to invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV), appears to lessen mortality but may increase the risk for transmission of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in healthcare workers, suggest the results of a study.
Use of corticosteroid is not associated with improved outcomes in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients admitted to the hospital with acute exacerbation (AE), reveals a recent study. In addition, corticosteroids may even contribute to reduced overall survival following exacerbation.