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Association between CVDs and initiation and adherence to statin treatment in patients with newly diagnosed hypercholesterolaemia: a retrospective cohort study.

Apr 12, 2021

To evaluate the association between incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and initiation and adherence to statin treatment for primary prevention of CVD in patients with newly diagnosed hypercholester...

Low Heart Rate Variability Predicts Stroke and Other Complications in the First Six Postoperative Months After a Hip Fracture Operation.

Apr 12, 2021

One-year mortality after hip fractures is underestimated and is reported as 25%. An improved risk stratifying could contribute to a better follow up of these patients. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is...

New horizons in cardiogeriatrics: geriatricians and heart failure care-the custard in the tart, not the icing on the cake.

Apr 12, 2021

Heart failure (HF) can be considered a disease of older people. It is a leading cause of hospitalisation and is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality in the over-65s. In 2012, an edito...

Intensive low-density lipoprotein cholesterol lowering in cardiovascular disease prevention: opportunities and challenges.

Apr 08, 2021

Elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) are associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. Guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemia from the European...

Clinical and Epidemiological Characterization of Neurological Consults: When a Neurological Evaluation Is Requested.

Apr 05, 2021

Medical consultation by a specialist physician consists of an evaluation to review diagnosis and management of patients with some neurological conditions referred from other specialty wards. This mode...

Comparative efficacy and acceptability of different antihypertensive drug classes for cardiovascular disease prevention: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Apr 01, 2021

Clinical practice guidelines differ in their recommendations on first-line antihypertensive drug classes. No adequately powered randomised controlled trial have assessed all major drug classes against...

Clinical outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion in general anaesthesia or conscious sedation: data from the prospective global Amplatzer Amulet Occluder Observational Study.

Mar 29, 2021

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) using conscious sedation (CS).Several percutaneous structural heart disease interventions are safely and effi...

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on emergency department visits for serious cardiovascular conditions.

Mar 29, 2021

We examine how emergency department (ED) visits for serious cardiovascular conditions evolved in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic over January-October 2020, compared to 2019, in a large sample of U...

The Use of Novel Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants Following Closure of the Left Atrial Appendage: Preliminary Results of Clinical Follow-Up.

Mar 22, 2021

The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of using novel non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for anticoagulation following left atrial appendage closure (LAAC)....

Viscoelastic Haemostatic Assays in Cardiovascular Critical Care.

Mar 15, 2021

The initiation and management of anticoagulation is a fundamental practice for a wide variety of indications in cardiovascular critical care, including the management of patients with acute MI, stroke...

Management of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.

Mar 11, 2021

Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a form of acute ischemic stroke that causes severe visual loss and is a harbinger of further cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events. There is a paucity of...

Outcome of thrombolysis with streptokinase in patients with prosthetic valve thrombosis.

Mar 11, 2021

To evaluate the outcome of thrombolysis in patients of prosthetic valve thrombosis.This retrospective analysis was conducted on data of 84 patients of prosthetic valve thrombosis who presented to emer...

Evaluating a Simple Approach to Identify Adults Meeting the 2018 AHA/ACC Cholesterol Guideline Definition of Very High Risk for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.

Mar 08, 2021

The 2018 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) cholesterol guideline defines very high atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk as a history of ≥ 2 major ASC...

Predictive Importance of Blood Pressure Characteristics With Increasing Age in Healthy Men and Women: The MORGAM Project.

Mar 04, 2021

It remains unclear which blood pressure (BP) characteristics best predict cardiovascular risk in different age groups and between sexes. We leveraged data from the MORGAM (MONICA [Monitoring of Trends...

Coronary Artery Calcium Score for Personalization of Antihypertensive Therapy: A Pooled Cohort Analysis.

Mar 04, 2021

The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association high blood pressure (BP) guidelines recommend risk assessment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease to inform hypertension treatm...

Usability, Perceived Usefulness, and Shared Decision-Making Features of the AFib 2gether Mobile App: Protocol for a Single-Arm Intervention Study.

Mar 01, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that atrial fibrillation (AF) affects between 2.7 million and 6.1 million people in the United States. Those who have AF tend to have a muc...

Trends in Stroke Prevention between 2014 and 2018 in Hospitalized Atrial Fibrillation Patients.

Mar 01, 2021

In recent years, significant changes in stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have been observed. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are more commonly used in ...

Influenza-associated cardiovascular mortality in older adults in Beijing, China: a population-based time-series study.

Jan 18, 2021

This study comprehensively estimated the excess cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality attributable to influenza in an older (age ≥65 years) population.Ecological study.Aggregated data from administ...

The Role of Anticoagulation in Post-COVID-19 Concomitant Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, and Left Ventricular Thrombus: A Case Report.

Jan 18, 2021

BACKGROUND Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) primarily affects the lungs but can involve any organ. The medical community is st...

Inter-reader agreement of F-FDG PET/CT for the quantification of carotid artery plaque inflammation.

Jan 11, 2021

A significant proportion of ischemic strokes are caused by emboli from unstable atherosclerotic carotid artery plaques. Inflammation is a key feature of plaque instability. Positron emission tomograph...