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CRAVE: No Spike in Atrial Arrhythmias Among Coffee Drinkers A novel trial using real-time monitoring found that drinking coffee did not increase atrial arrhythmias but was associated with more premature ventricular contractions. There was no increase in premature atrial contractions (PACs) or supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) with coffee consumption, and, in fact, there was less SVT in per protocol analyses.



BP Track: Blood Pressure Control Rates Dropped During Pandemic The proportion of hypertensive patients with blood pressure control fell substantially in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, if the data from 24 health systems is representative of national trends.



Statins may reduce death from, severity of COVID-19 among those with heart disease or high blood pressure Research published today in The Public Library of Science ONE, PLOS ONE, examined the relationship between use of medications to control cholesterol or blood pressure levels, and the risk of death among people who were hospitalized due to COVID-19.



Death disruptor: how an Australian funnel-web spider may help human hearts A protein in the venom of a deadly Australian funnel-web spider may be able to reduce cardiac damage from heart attacks and extend the life of donor hearts used in transplants, according to new research.



Comorbidities and COVID: A much higher risk of death While some countries are vaccinating their way out of the COVID-19 pandemic and are starting to see an easing of restrictions, other countries in South Asia are experiencing a new wave of infections that are causing devastation to their populations and healthcare systems.



Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Mortality Results From 2 Prospective Cohort Studies of US Men and Women and a Meta-Analysis of 26 Cohort Studies



Heart patients three times more likely to have diabetes than general population Nearly 30% of patients with coronary artery disease have diabetes, according to a large study published on World Health Day in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 That compares to a diabetes prevalence of around 9% in the general population.2 There was wide geographical variation, with 60% of heart disease patients in Gulf countries having diabetes compared to 20% in Europe.



People with severe gum disease may be twice as likely to have increased blood pressure Adults with periodontitis, a severe gum infection, may be significantly more likely to have higher blood pressure compared to individuals who had healthy gums, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.



Instant death from heart attack more common in people who do not exercise Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally and prevention is a major public health priority. The beneficial impact of physical activity in stopping heart disease and sudden death on a population level is well documented. This study focused on the effect of an active versus sedentary lifestyle on the immediate course of a heart attack – an area with little information.



Left atrial appendage closure versus medical therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation: the APPLY study Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with AMPLATZER occluders is used for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Net clinical benefit compared to medical therapy has not been tested. The aim of this study was to test whether long-term clinical outcome after LAAC with AMPLATZER occluders may be similar to medical therapy.


The Scientific Committee begins accepting abstracts and applications for the scientific program of the XI International Forum of Cardiology and Internal Medicine
The Scientific Committee begins accepting abstracts and applications for the scientific program of the XI International Forum of Cardiology and Internal Medicine Dear Colleagues! We invite you to take part in XI International Forum of Cardiology and Internal Medicine. Forum will take place on 22-24 March 2022 in Moscow (online).


Analysis of the activities of the
Analysis of the activities of the "Cardioprogress" foundation: results of 2021 Dear colleagues! In 2021, a number of significant events took place in cardiology. Due to the continuation of restrictive measures, most scientific events were organized online. This required adaptation and the acquisition of new skills. However, all planned events took place.


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Aspirin is linked with increased risk of heart failure
Aspirin is linked with increased risk of heart failure Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition. That’s the finding of a study published today in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).


Depression worsened during pandemic, boosting heart disease risk, experts warn
Depression worsened during pandemic, boosting heart disease risk, experts warn It may translate into another long-term effect of the coronavirus crisis — more heart disease cases even in people who never had COVID-19 at all. More than one-third of patients studied reported becoming depressed or experiencing continued symptoms of depression during the first year of the pandemic.


Longer Sleep Improves Cardiovascular Outcomes: Time to Make Sleep a Priority
Longer Sleep Improves Cardiovascular Outcomes: Time to Make Sleep a Priority Causal diagrams demonstrating potential relationships between genetic causes (G) of sleep duration, sleep duration (S), and a cardiovascular outcome (Y). (A) G is a valid instrumental variable for the relationship of S and Y, and can be used to estimated the S–Y association (orange arrow). (B) G has a pleiotropic association with Y. Because there are no unmeasured confounders (U) of the S–Y association, causal mediation analysis can be used to estimate both the direct (pleiotropic) association of G and Y, and the indirect effect via S. (C) The pleiotropic effect of G on Y can be measured by blocking the pathway through S, which is done by conditioning on levels of S. (D) The effect of S on Y independently of G can be measured by blocking pathways through G and C (measured confounders) by conditioning or using matching methods.


Medscape and ACC Centers of Excellence
Medscape and ACC Centers of Excellence The ACC has collaborated with Medscape to create two Centers of Excellence on the topics of Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Heart Failure.


AHA Scientific Sessions 2020 and the Resuscitation Science Symposium 2020!
AHA Scientific Sessions 2020 and the Resuscitation Science Symposium 2020! Welcome to AHA Scientific Sessions 2020 and the Resuscitation Science Symposium (RESS) 2020!


World Heart Day 2021
World Heart Day 2021 World Heart Day is a global health campaign. Its main task is to raise awareness about diseases of the cardiovascular system, the reasons for their occurrence and how to prevent them. For the first time, cardiologists at an international congress in 2012 announced the need to establish a holiday. Then, in the presence of world leaders, shocking numbers were announced. More than 18 million people die from cardiovascular diseases worldwide every year.


What's New in the AHA/ASA Secondary Stroke Prevention Guidelines?
What's New in the AHA/ASA Secondary Stroke Prevention Guidelines? Clinical Context Risk for recurrent stroke or TIA is high but can be lowered by appropriate secondary stroke prevention. As secondary stroke prevention strategies have improved in recent years, cohort studies have shown decreased rates of recurrent stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA).


ESC Congress 2021
ESC Congress 2021 ESC Congress is first and foremost a celebration of science. It's all about challenging and inspiring cardiovascular professionals to discover and deliver the best care possible to their patients. It’s widely regarded as THE annual cardiology event in the calendar.