In the first major study of PTSD and cardiovascular disease (CVD) exclusively in women, patients who experienced traumatic events or developed PTSD had a significantly greater risk of CVD than those with no traumatic history or PTSD.
Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) increase the risk of an adult experiencing a heart attack by 16-21% compared to those who don't use commonly prescribed antacids, a large study has found.
Moderate drinking may harm heart health in the elderly, and women appear to be at greater risk for this alcohol-related heart damage than men.
Obese patients taking warfarin have a higher risk of experiencing a bleeding event compared to their normal-weight counterparts, a new study suggests.
The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association is pleased to provide Evidence-Based Care of the Patient with Atrial Fibrillation: A Call to Action for Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses. This series of articles is designed to guide and support the clinical practice of those managing patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the United States.
Previous research has yielded conflicting evidence on the use of digoxin in patient with atrial fibrillation (AF) or congestive heart failure (CHF), but the largest systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that there is an increased risk of all-cause mortality with digoxin use in these patients.
Researchers may have discovered a genetic explanation as to why some patients do not respond to hypertension treatment with thiazide diuretics.