The Duke treadmill scoring (DTS) system confers better risk stratification and provides more substantial information about the different classification of risks in patients suspected of coronary artery disease (CAD) compared with conventional treadmill reading, according to a study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) 2019 Congress held at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines.
Beta blockers (BB) and renin-angiotensin inhibitors (RAI) effectively protect against anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity among cancer patients, preserving left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and cutting cardiac events, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded 2019 Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC).
New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III, multiple valve involvement and right ventricular area change predict the incidence of adverse outcomes among medically treated patients with valvular heart disease (VHD), according to a new study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) 2019 Congress held at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines.
Among patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a history of methamphetamine use does not amplify the risk of death or of nonfatal outcomes, such as myocardial infarction, stroke or heart failure, according to a study presented at the recently concluded 2019 Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC 2019).
Among patients chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), presenting with elevated blood pressure during initiation of antiviral therapy is associated with treatment failure, according to a study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress 2019.
Use of an intermittent pneumatic compression device as an adjunct treatment helps improve quality of life and walking endurance in patients with lower extremity arterial disease, as shown in the results of a pilot study presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress 2019.
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Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) appear to confer more clinical benefits to elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) than vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants (VKAs), suggests a study, adding that this is primarily driven by the lower rates of major bleeding.
Multiple intralesional injections with purified protein derivative (PPD) leads to faster clearance of common warts compared with a single injection, although the latter is better tolerated, as shown in the results of an open‐label, superiority trial.
Use of direct acting antivirals (DAAs) to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is feasible during pregnancy, as these drugs are highly effective and treatment duration is relatively short, according to a study. In addition, DAA treatment helps improve maternal health and prevent vertical transmission.