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Cardiology

Higher blood pressure targets do not improve outcomes in comatose patients

Oct 25, 2022

1. Comatose patients with a low blood pressure target did not significantly differ in rates of mortality or poor neurological outcomes at discharge as compared to a high blood pressure target group. 2...

Obesity prevalence is heterogenous among subgroups of Asian American adults in the United States

Oct 23, 2022

1. The present study characterized the prevalence of obesity across several heterogeneous Asian American subgroups to better understand cardiometabolic risk and disease.  2. There was a wide range in...

#VisualAbstract: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in severe ischemic left ventricular dysfunction does not improve outcomes compared to optimal medical therapy alone

Oct 23, 2022

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Post-intensive care syndrome risk in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

Oct 23, 2022

1. Approximately half of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) have signs of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) at 3 and 12 months after ICU admission, including impairments to their ph...

Risk factors and rates of post-intensive care syndrome for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Oct 23, 2022

Post-intensive care syndrome in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients: A prospective observational cohort study 1. Approximately half of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) have sign...

Methamphetamines, Opiates, Cocaine, Cannabis Up Risk for A-Fib

Oct 21, 2022

THURSDAY, Oct. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Methamphetamines, cocaine, opiates, and cannabis exposure are associated with an increased risk for incident atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study ...

Cardiac Structure and Function After Bariatric Surgery

Oct 21, 2022

Although studies with short-term follow-up have shown that weight loss (WL) has positive benefits on the heart, there was limited data on the long-term or long-term consequences of visceral fat reduct...

Beneficial effect of intensive blood pressure control on cardiovascular and all-cause mortality not persist after trial intervention – a secondary analysis of the SPRINT trial

Oct 21, 2022

1. Intensive blood pressure control regime was associated with improved cardiovascular and all-cause mortality at a median follow-up point of 3.3 years. 2. After a median of 8.8 years, there was no si...

Percutaneous coronary intervention inefficacious in improving severe ischemic left ventricular dysfunction

Oct 21, 2022

1. For patients with severe ischemic left ventricular systolic dysfunction on optimal medical therapy, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) did not result in additional reductions in mortality and...

Adding weightlifting exercises may further reduce risk of mortality

Oct 21, 2022

1. After adjusting for aerobic moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), weightlifting was associated with a 9% lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. 2. Among adults reporting no ...

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors for type 2 diabetes associated with reduced atrial fibrillation hospitalization events compared to commonly used comparators

Oct 21, 2022

1. This population-based cohort study demonstrated that among older adults with type 2 diabetes, sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor (SGLT-2i) use was associated with reduced atrial fibrillation ...

Allopurinol does not reduce cardiovascular risk for patients with ischemic heart disease without gout

Oct 21, 2022

1. The composite score for non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal stroke, and cardiovascular death was comparable between allopurinol (11.0%) and usual care (11.3%). 2. All-cause mortality was sim...

Endovascular thrombectomy improves functional outcomes in adults with basilar-artery occlusions

Oct 21, 2022

1. In comparison to the best available medical care, a greater proportion of patients with basilar-artery occlusions achieved good or excellent functional outcomes at 90-days with endovascular thrombe...

Comprehensive cardiovascular disease screening does not reduce incidence of death in men aged 65 to 74

Oct 21, 2022

1. Men aged between 65 and 74 who were invited to undergo comprehensive cardiovascular screening for five years did not have a significant reduction in the risk of death from any cause. 2. There were ...

Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitors Not Tied to Alzheimer Disease Risk

Oct 20, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors seem not to be associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer disease and related dementia, according to a study publis...

Apixaban Compared to Rivaroxaban for A-Fib and Valvular Heart Disease

Oct 20, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and valvular heart disease (VHD), apixaban is associated with a reduced risk for ischemic stroke or systemic emb...

Physicians With Disabilities Experience More Mistreatment

Oct 20, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians with disabilities had a significantly higher likelihood of experiencing every type of mistreatment from both patients and coworkers, according t...

Exercise Intervention During Chemotherapy Beneficial

Oct 20, 2022

THURSDAY, Oct. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- An exercise intervention performed during chemotherapy can prevent fatigue and reduce decreases in cardiorespiratory fitness (peak oxygen uptake [VO2peak]),...

Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events

Oct 20, 2022

Aspirin's potential contribution to the primary prevention of lipoprotein(a)-mediated atherothrombotic events was unknown. In the context of primary prevention, researchers, for a study, examined the ...

Peripartum Screening: Postpartum Hypertension in HDP Women

Oct 20, 2022

Women who have a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are more at risk for cardiovascular diseases from chronic hypertension (CHT). For a study, researchers sought to evaluate how well...