Pfizer Recalls BP Drugs Because of Potential Carcinogen Pfizer is voluntarily recalling some antihypertensive medications because of unacceptable levels of a potential carcinogen, the company announced.
Left Atrial Dysfunction Linked to Future Dementia Risk A new study has suggested that left atrial dysfunction could be a risk factor for the future development of dementia, raising the possibility of a new approach to dementia prevention.
Calcium Scores Predict Sudden-Death Risk in Preclinical CAD in Large Cohort Study Calcium indicators predict the risk of sudden death in preclinical coronary heart disease in a large cohort study
High Triglycerides Up CV Risk After Atherothrombotic Stroke Patients who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) of atherothrombotic origin and have high triglyceride levels are at increased risk of having further cardiovascular events, including a recurrent stroke, even if they are taking statins, a new study shows.
Sit-to-Stand BP Spike Tied to MACE in Younger Hypertensives A sudden drop in blood pressure when standing is a common and concerning problem in elderly hypertensive people. Now, research suggests a large BP swing in the opposite direction on standing may be equally concerning in younger hypertensive people.
When it comes to accurate blood pressure readings, cuff size matters People with obesity – who need large or extra-large blood pressure cuffs – were at particularly high risk for inaccurate readings if using the wrong cuff size. The findings, considered preliminary until the full study is published in a peer-reviewed journal, will be presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health conference that starts Tuesday in Chicago.
Eating too many sulfur amino acids may boost cardiovascular disease and death risk Eating too much food containing sulfur amino acids – primarily found in proteins such as beef, chicken and dairy – may increase a person's risk of cardiovascular disease and death, according to new preliminary research.
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.
American Heart Associated 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.
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 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.
Peripheral arterial disease - indications for intervention: from open surgery to endovascular and hybrid repair Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a marker of increased risk of СV mortality and limb loss. Staging of limb ischaemia severity, assessment of patient risk and knowledge of PAD anatomy are essential requirements to improve survival, reduce major cardiovascular events and to treat the ischaemic syndrome.
New Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Adult Overweight and Obesity Synopsis summarizes the key recommendations of the guideline regarding management of overweight and obesity, including referral to comprehensive lifestyle interventions that combine behavioral, dietary, and physical activity change, and additional tools of pharmacologic and procedural interventions.
HFA CONFERENCE NEWS June 29 - July 01, 2021, Virtual IV Iron Can Save Costs in HF With Iron Deficiency in Analysis; HF Med Undertreatment Due to Older Age Common, Flouts Evidence; Iron-Clad Benefits of CRT Seen in Reduced-EF Heart Failure; Assays May Guide SGLT2 Inhibitor Use in High CV-Risk Diabetes
"COVID-19 and cardiovascular diseases: main aspects" The report of Igor S. Yavelov MD, PhD, Professor of cardiology CV risk factors and CVD are present in many patients with COVID-19 and their presence is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular complications with new coronavirus infection.
Young adults who lost and then restored heart health had lower risk of heart attack, stroke A long-term analysis of young adults in Korea found that those with poor heart health had higher rates of cardiovascular disease at a younger age.
EAS Helsinki 2021 Virtual. THE RISE OF CARDIOMETABOLIC DISEASE Not only are we living in a COVID-19 pandemic, but also an accelerating pandemic of cardiometabolic disease, requiring renewed focus. The third plenary session discussed options to address this escalation in cardiometabolic disease.