Early aortic valve replacement (AVR) significantly lowered the risk of operative or cardiovascular (CV) death compared with conservative care in asymptomatic patients with very severe aortic stenosis (AS), according to the RECOVERY* trial presented at AHA 2019, thus providing support for early intervention before symptoms for valvular disease surface.
Rivaroxaban treatment after successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for aortic valve stenosis is linked to an increased risk of death, thromboembolic events, and bleeding in patients without an indication for oral anticoagulation, results of the GALILEO* trial showed.
The anti-inflammatory drug colchicine at a dose of 0.5 mg/day significantly reduced the risk of ischaemic cardiovascular (CV) events in individuals with a recent myocardial infarction (MI), according to results of the COLCOT* trial presented at AHA 2019.
Use of the PCSK9* inhibitor alirocumab in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients on a background of high-intensity statin treatment delivers reductions in total hospitalizations and death with corresponding gains in days alive and out of hospital (DAOH), according to the results of prespecified and posthoc analyses of the ODYSSEY OUTCOMES** trial presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2019 Scientific Sessions.
Treatment with the PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab reduces the risk of stroke in patients with recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and dyslipidaemia despite intensive statin therapy, regardless of their baseline low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and history of cerebrovascular disease (CeVD), according to the results of the ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial presented at the 2019 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association.
Patients who suffer from respiratory failure before and after implantation of left ventricular access devices (LVADs) have worse survival, according to a recent study presented at the 2019 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA 2019).
Obesity does not appear to be strongly correlated with an increased risk for febrile neutropaenia during levofloxacin prophylaxis in patients with haematological malignancies receiving intermediate-risk myelosuppressive chemotherapy, suggests a study.
Initiation or switch to the single-tablet regimen of bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) led to low HIV-1 RNA viral load in people living with HIV (PLHIV), according to the BICSTaR study presented at HIV Glasgow 2020.
Use of corticosteroids appears to be an effective treatment for paediatric drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), suggest the results of a recent study. In severe cases, corticosteroids used in conjunction with intravenous immunoglobulin result in fast clinical improvement.