A prasugrel de-escalation strategy significantly reduced the risk of NACE* and bleeding events in patients with ACS** after PCI*** compared with the conventional strategy, results of the HOST-REDUCE-POLYTECH-ACS# trial have shown.
Individuals with obesity are likely to maintain a healthy metabolic status on a vegetarian or vegan diet, according to a study. But simply adhering to this dietary pattern does not assure better outcome, because some plant-based foods are less nutritious.
In patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) without known heart disease, cardiac time intervals positively correlate with major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), according to a study presented at the ESC Congress 2020: The Digital Experience.
Mobile phone-based interventions (MPIs) may be a valuable supplementary component of management strategies for chronic cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), reports a systematic review and meta-analysis presented at the Digital 2020 Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Triaging patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) using a strategy based on either the HESTIA criteria or the simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (sPESI) score guides decisions on whom to safely send home to receive outpatient care, according to the results of the HOME-PE* trial.
A low-to-moderate positive association exists between lesion plaque burden (PB) and indices of endothelial shear stress (ESS), a recent study has shown. ESS, like PB, increases with stenosis severity and is higher in lesions paired with abnormal positron emission tomography (PET) results.
Anticoagulation therapy may be of value to patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) associated with sepsis, easing the risk of all-cause mortality and ischaemic stroke without increasing the likelihood of major bleeding, reports a study presented at the Digital 2020 Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
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.