Cath Ablation for AF No Less Safe, Effective in Cancer Patients Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is effective and safe in patients with a history of cancer and those receiving cardiotoxic therapies. The ablation success rate in patients with cancer was similar to that observed in patients without cancer.
It’s not just what we eat, but why we eat that’s important for heart health The study found that emotional eating was associated with cardiovascular problems, and that stress contributed to this relationship.
Very Hot, Very Cold Days Tied to Higher CVD Mortality Extremely hot and extremely cold temperatures were associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular mortality in an analysis of data from countries around the world.
Mortality After Acute Stroke Worsened by Accompanying Acute AF Acute atrial fibrillation (AF) is an independent predictor of severity of neurological deficits from early acute ischemic stroke and a high-probability predictor of death within 30 days after such strokes.
24% of Adults With Hypertension Have Subclinical Hypothyroidism The prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) was high, 24%, among people with hypertension in Gansu Province, China. The prevalence was 17% prevalence among normotensive adults from the same region.
Tirzepatide Cuts BP During Obesity Treatment CHICAGO — Treatment with the "twincretin" tirzepatide led to significant and potentially clinically meaningful cuts in 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure, compared with placebo, while causing modest increases in heart rate, in a prespecified substudy of the SURMOUNT-1 trial.
Preeclampsia Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke in Offspring Preeclampsia is a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, affecting as many as 5% of pregnancies worldwide. New evidence suggests that the complication doesn't end with delivery.
Four-Drug Combo Gets BP Down in One Step: QUARTET-USA Use of a combination antihypertensive product containing quarter doses of four different drugs could be an effective strategy to get patients to target blood pressures in one step, a new study suggests.
AI eye checks can predict heart disease risk in less than minute, finds study Breakthrough opens door to a highly effective, non-invasive test that does not need to be done in a clinic. An artificial intelligence tool that scans eyes can accurately predict a person’s risk of heart disease in less than a minute, researchers say.
ACC Issues Guidance on ED Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released an Expert Consensus Decision Pathway (ECDP) on the evaluation and disposition of acute chest pain in the emergency department (ED). Chest pain accounts for more than 7 million ED visits annually. A major challenge is to quickly identify the small number of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) among the large number of patients who have noncardiac conditions.
Nobel Prize Awarded to Covid Vaccine Pioneers The physiology or medicine prize for Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman recognized work that led to the development of vaccines that were administered to billions around the world.
Main results of the 2023 European Society of Cardiology Congress The next annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology was held in a hybrid format (onsite and online) from August 25 to 28, 2023 inAmsterdam (Netherlands). About 31,000 specialists from 150 countries took part in the event. Traditionally, the most anticipated events at the congress are the scientific HOT LINE sessions, where the results of the most important clinical trials are presented for the first time.clinical trials. This year, participants had the opportunity to learn about 29 specially selected randomised trials in 9 sessions over 4 days.
New ESC Guidelines for Cutting CV Risk in Noncardiac Surgery The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on cardiovascular assessment and management of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery have seen extensive revision since the 2014 version. They still have the same aim — to prevent surgery-related bleeding complications, perioperative myocardial infarction/injury (PMI), stent thrombosis, acute heart failure, arrhythmias, pulmonary embolism, ischemic stroke, and cardiovascular (CV) death.
U.S. declares monkeypox public health emergency Following growing pressure to ramp up response efforts against monkeypox, the U.S. declared a public health emergency. There are around 6,600 infections nationwide, reaching all but two states. The White House plans to roll out several million doses of monkeypox vaccines and are targeting at-risk communities.
FDA Okays IN.PACT 018 Drug-Coated Balloon for PAD The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the IN.PACT 018 drug-coated balloon (DCB) for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease, Medtronic announced today.
World Heart Summit 2022 THE SUMMIT WILL CONVENE WORLD LEADERS IN CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH IN THE HEART OF GLOBAL HEALTH DIPLOMACY, JUST AHEAD OF THE 75TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY. Now in its 7th edition, the World Heart Summit will take place on 21-22 May 2022, just two days ahead of the World Health Assembly, under the timely and universal theme of Cardiovascular Health for Everyone.
New ACC Guidance on Cardiovascular Consequences of COVID-19 The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has issued an expert consensus clinical guidance document for the evaluation and management of adults with key cardiovascular consequences of COVID-19. The document makes recommendations on how to evaluate and manage COVID-associated myocarditis and long COVID and gives advice on resumption of exercise following COVID-19 infection.
THE CONTRIBUTION OF SOVIET HEALTHCARE WORKERS TO THE VICTORY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR It is difficult to overestimate the contribution of healthcare workers to the Victory in the Second World War. The losses in the war could have been more devastating if not for the courage of people were fighting for the lives of the wounded and sick on the battlefields. Over 200,000 doctors and a half-million army of paramedics worked at the front and in the rear.
Lowering BP According to Newest Guidance Would Cut CV Events Using the 2021 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guideline target of systolic blood pressure (BP) < 120 mm Hg, 66% of adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) would be eligible for BP lowering, according to a study from South Korea.