A quadruple combination containing quarter doses of four blood pressure (BP)-lowering drugs in a single pill — termed a quadpill — led to better BP control than using monotherapy for initial treatment of hypertension, according to the QUARTET study presented at ESC 2021.
Use of atorvastatin for a year appears to confer no benefit for the risk of disease recurrence among prostate cancer patients with high-risk pathologic features who have undergone radical prostatectomy, a study has found.
A diet rich in full-fat dairy does not significantly affect fasting lipid profile or blood pressure (BP) in men and women with metabolic syndrome compared with diets limited in dairy or rich in low-fat dairy, reveals a study. Dairy fat, when consumed as part of complex whole foods, does not pose a negative effect on these cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients receiving warfarin do not appear to be at higher risk of dementia compared with their counterparts treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), with only edoxaban being associated with a lower risk, according to a study. Meanwhile, DOACs seem more beneficial among older patients with stroke history.
High-dose parenteral vitamin D3 does not reduce mortality, length of hospital stay, and need for intubation among coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with vitamin D deficiency on admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), a recent study has found.
Receiving an influenza vaccination after hospitalization for an invasive coronary procedure or a myocardial infarction (MI) may reduce the risk of all-cause or cardiovascular (CV) death, according to results of the IAMI* trial.