Ventricular Changes Seem Worse in Persistent vs Paroxysmal AF The study covered in this summary was published on ResearchSquare.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed.
No Thrombotic Risk From Higher Lp(a) Levels Contrary to indications from previous studies, there is no association between increased lipoprotein(a) concentrations and the risk for subsequent thrombotic events, suggests a new large-scale analysis. (Milan)
Noninvasive Approach to Revascularization Decisions Shows Promise When deciding on the optimal revascularization strategy for patients with multivessel coronary disease, a noninvasive approach using quantitative flow ratio (QFR) showed substantial agreement with the more invasive classical fractional flow reserve (FFR) approach in a new study.
SAFE-PAD Shows Long-Term Safety of Paclitaxel Devices Patients who have paclitaxel-coated stents and balloons have survival and outcomes comparable to those who have a bare-metal stent or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, according to updated results from a large study of almost 170,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
ADT for Prostate Cancer: What's the Risk on the Heart? Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for localized prostate cancer increases the risk of myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and other cardiovascular disease (CVD) events as well as death, according to a study from Norway.
Genetic Test for Six Chronic Diseases Undergoing Clinical Trial A new type of genetic test known as a polygenic risk score could change the way clinicians detect and treat chronic illnesses. But to be widely used, genomic findings in large populations first need to be translated into valid clinical tests for individual patients. Then physicians need meaningful interpretations of test data to help make clinical decisions about patient care.
Greater Triglyceride-Glucose Index Variability Tied to CV Risk The study covered in this summary was published on ResearchSquare.com as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed.
Smokers With Heart Disease Could Gain 5 Years by Quitting Smoking cessation appears to be comparable to the use of three targeted drugs in warding off future major cardiovascular events in smokers with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), according to a new study.
FDA Approves Fitbit's AFib-Detection Software A popular fitness tracker company has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a new software algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), Fitbit announced on April 11.
The Uphill Struggle for High-Intensity Statins in ASCVD Patients New research suggests physicians face a Herculean task to get Americans with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) to take high-intensity statins, despite multiple professional guidelines giving the therapy their highest level recommendation.
American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2022 AHA’s Scientific Sessions 2022 in hybrid mode took place on Nov. 5-7, 2022, at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL.
ACC Calls for More Career Flexibility in Cardiology A new statement from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) is calling for a greater degree of career flexibility in the specialty to promote cardiologists' personal and professional well-being and preserve excellence in patient care.
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 "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.
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 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 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 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! Welcome to AHA Scientific Sessions 2020 and the Resuscitation Science Symposium (RESS) 2020!
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.