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General medicine consultant of the week model shortens hospital length of stay and improves the patient journey.

Oct 26, 2020

The consultant of the week (COW) model of inpatient care means the consultants' primary focus is to deliver ward-based care daily. At Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, a COW model has ...

NOBLE trial-is it time to revise the guidelines?

Oct 22, 2020

The Nordic-Baltic-British left main revascularization trial (NOBLE) is a prospective, randomized, multicentre, non-inferiority trial comparing percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PCI) with coronary art...

Prolonged antithrombotic therapy in patients after acute coronary syndrome: A critical appraisal of current European Society of Cardiology guidelines.

Oct 22, 2020

The increased risk of non-cardiovascular death in patients receiving clopidogrel or prasugrel in comparison with the placebo group in the dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) trial in contrast to the decr...

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Left Main Coronary Artery Bifurcation Lesions: Two-stent versus one-stent Strategy for Comparison of 6-month MACE.

Oct 12, 2020

To assess the short term clinical outcomes for a single-stent (SS) strategy versus a double-stent (DS) strategy in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of distal unprotected left main coronary art...

Association of Isolated Diastolic Hypertension Based on the Cutoff Value in the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Blood Pressure Guidelines With Subsequent Cardiovascular Events in the General Population.

Oct 05, 2020

Background The 2017 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines lowered the threshold of blood pressure (BP) for hypertension to 130/80 mm Hg. However, the clini...

Protocol, rationale and design of DAbigatran for Stroke PreVention In Atrial Fibrillation in MoDerate or Severe Mitral Stenosis (DAVID-MS): a randomised, open-label study.

Oct 01, 2020

Current international guidelines recommend non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention among patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) at significant ischaemic stroke ris...

[Comparison between chest pain units and stroke units : Essential components of the vascular emergency care system: comparison of structure, certification process, quality benchmarking and reimbursement].

Oct 01, 2020

Chest pain units (CPU) and stroke units (SU) have both become established as essential components of clinical emergency care. For both instances dedicated certification processes are installed. Up to ...

Perioperative safety of simultaneous off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting with non-cardiac surgery of moderate-to-severe severity.

Sep 28, 2020

To evaluate the perioperative safety of simultaneous off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) with non-cardiac surgery.From September 2013 to January 2019, patients who underwent OPCABG surge...

The Debate over Egg Consumption and Incident Cardiovascular Disease.

Sep 24, 2020

There is a great debate regarding the association of cholesterol intake from egg consumption and the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Most studies show that moderate egg consumption is not a...

Contribution of individual components to composite endpoints in contemporary cardiovascular randomized controlled trials.

Sep 21, 2020

Cardiovascular randomized controlled trials (RCTs) typically set composite endpoints as the primary outcome to enhance statistical power. However, influence of individual component endpoints on overal...

Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a review of recent literature and updated guideline recommendations.

Sep 17, 2020

Recent clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of aspirin in primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) have suggested the risk of aspirin may outweigh its benefit in individ...

Prevalence of Acute Coronary Syndrome and Various Risk Factors in Acute Stroke Patients.

Sep 14, 2020

Background Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Both diseases share many risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and smoking. P...

Younger age of patients with myocardial infarction is associated with a higher number of relatives with a history of premature atherosclerosis.

Sep 14, 2020

Premature coronary artery disease is one of the most pressing global issues in modern cardiology. The aim of the study was to investigate the role of family history of premature cardiovascular disease...

Evaluation of pharmacoinvasive strategy versus percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation at the National Institute of Cardiology (PHASE-MX).

Sep 10, 2020

The objective of PHASE-MX registry is to validate the efficacy and safety of the pharmacoinvasive strategy in comparison with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute myocardial...

Constipation and risk of cardiovascular diseases: a Danish population-based matched cohort study.

Sep 07, 2020

To assess the risks of myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral artery disease, venous thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter and heart failure in patients with constipation compared ...

Timing of Oral P2Y Inhibitor Administration in Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Sep 07, 2020

Although oral P2Y inhibitors are key in the management of patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS), the optimal timing of their administration is not well defined.to compare d...

[Analysis of risk factors for lymphoma patients dying of cardiovascular disease].

Sep 03, 2020

To understand and explore the risk factors of the death of lymphoma patients from cardiovascular disease. The medical records and death information of 1 173 patients with lymphoma were collected, ca...

Design and rationale of DUTCH-AF: a prospective nationwide registry programme and observational study on long-term oral antithrombotic treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Aug 31, 2020

Anticoagulation therapy is pivotal in the management of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Prospective registries, containing longitudinal data are lacking with detailed information on ant...

Assessment of the Effect of the Go Red for Women Campaign on Search Engine Queries for Cardiovascular Disease in Women.

Aug 31, 2020

The Go Red for Women (GoRedW) campaign aims to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke in women. However, assessing the effects of social campaigns on information-seeking behavio...

Presentations of stroke and acute myocardial infarction in the first 28 days following the introduction of state of emergency restrictions for COVID-19.

Aug 27, 2020

To determine if Victorian state of emergency (SOE) measures to combat COVID-19 were associated with delayed presentations or management of acute stroke and acute myocardial infarction (AMI).This was a...