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Roshini Claire Anthony, 11 Feb 2020

The consumption of processed meat or unprocessed red meat may be associated with a slightly elevated risk of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD)* and all-cause mortality, according to a US study.

29 Jan 2020
Several high-density lipoprotein (HDL) functionality parameters, which are linked to HDL roles on cholesterol metabolism, endothelial protection and antioxidant/anti-inflammatory defence, contribute to an increased risk of incident acute coronary syndromes and its manifestations in individuals at high risk of cardiovascular disease, a study reports.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 6 days ago
A wearable arrhythmia detection device, the AliveCor KardiaBand (KB), demonstrates moderate accuracy for diagnosing atrial fibrillation (AF) in comparison with a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), as shown in a recent study. However, combining the automated device diagnosis with the electrophysiologists (EP) interpretation of unclassified readings improves overall accuracy.
Pearl Toh, 10 Feb 2020
Contrary to popular concern, use of statins was not associated with a greater decline in memory or cognition in the elderly over 6 years, according to data from the observational MAS*.

Timing of stent thrombosis does not affect mortality risk

03 Feb 2020

In-hospital mortality is comparable but high in both early (EST) and late/very late (LST/VLST) stent thrombosis patients, a recent study has found.

Researchers conducted a comprehensive survey of 370 patients who had received everolimus-eluting stents who developed stent thrombosis. Patients were then categorized according to stent thrombosis timing: 30 days (EST: n=287; mean age, 68.5±10.2 years; 80.4 percent male) and 31 to >1 year (LST/VLST; n=83; mean age, 69.2±12.0 years; 81.3 percent male).

Significant differences in patient-related characteristics emerged. Those who were given LST/VLST, for example, more frequently had prior percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), hypertension, myocardial infarction and haemodialysis. Acute myocardial infarction, peripheral artery disease and current smoking, on the other hand, were significantly more common in the EST patients.

In-stent restenosis also occurred significantly more frequently in the LST/VLST group, while EST participants were more likely to be on dual antiplatelet regimens.

In contrast, treatments and outcomes did not appear to differ between timing groups. Emergency PCI, for example, was performed in 96.1 percent and 100 percent of the EST and LST/VST groups, respectively (p=0.07). Thrombus aspiration was performed in 66.5 percent and 56.1 percent, respectively, and likewise failed to reach statistical significance (p=0.082).

The same was true for balloon dilation (p=0.58), bare metal stent implantation (p=0.88), drug-eluting stent implantation (p=0.44) and emergency coronary artery bypass grafting (p=0.49). The in-hospital mortality rates were 15.0 percent and 21.7 percent in the EST and LST/VLST groups, similarly falling short of significance (p=0.14).

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Roshini Claire Anthony, 11 Feb 2020

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Several high-density lipoprotein (HDL) functionality parameters, which are linked to HDL roles on cholesterol metabolism, endothelial protection and antioxidant/anti-inflammatory defence, contribute to an increased risk of incident acute coronary syndromes and its manifestations in individuals at high risk of cardiovascular disease, a study reports.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 6 days ago
A wearable arrhythmia detection device, the AliveCor KardiaBand (KB), demonstrates moderate accuracy for diagnosing atrial fibrillation (AF) in comparison with a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), as shown in a recent study. However, combining the automated device diagnosis with the electrophysiologists (EP) interpretation of unclassified readings improves overall accuracy.
Pearl Toh, 10 Feb 2020
Contrary to popular concern, use of statins was not associated with a greater decline in memory or cognition in the elderly over 6 years, according to data from the observational MAS*.