CHF And Arrhtyhmias

Continuous, extended combined oral contraceptive regimens and VTE risk

October 11, 2018

In this retrospective cohort study, continuous (84/7) or extended (365/0) cycle regimens of combined oral contraceptives were not linked with meaningfully higher rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) when compared with traditional cyclic (21/7) regimens.

Aclidinium Bromide May Increase MACE Risk in Those With CV Risk Factors

October 11, 2018

Major cardiovascular adverse events were more common in the previous event subgroup, with 5.5% occurring in the aclidinium group and 6.2% in the placebo group.

Genetic Risk, Lifestyle Predict CVD, Diabetes Independently

June 28, 2018

A total of 339,003 unrelated individuals of white British descent with available genotype and matching genetic data from the UK Biobank cohort study were included in the study.

Medicare’s condition-specific readmission measures are poor reflectors of hospital quality

March 27, 2018

High variability was observed within hospital risk-standardized excess readmission ratios.

Social Isolation, Loneliness May Increase AMI, Stroke Risk

March 27, 2018

The researchers found that 5,731 individuals had a first AMI and 3,471 had a first stroke over 7.1 years. Social isolation was associated with higher risk of AMI and stroke.

USPSTF: Assessing CVD Risk With Nontraditional Risk Factors

January 17, 2018

The researchers found that ABI is an accurate test for detecting PAD in symptomatic patients, but few data were available on the accuracy of ABI for identifying asymptomatic individuals who could benefit from treatment.

Empagliflozin Cuts CVD Risk in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, PAD

By November 15, 2017

At study start, 21% of the more than 7,000 EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial participants had existing peripheral artery disease.

Does Noninvasive Testing Improve Outcomes in Patients With Acute Chest Pain?

November 15, 2017

Noninvasive testing with CCTA or stress testing also leads to more radiation exposure, greater cost

Prexxartan Oral Solution Gets Tentative FDA Approval

By November 01, 2017

The FDA's final approval is pending the period of patent and/or exclusivity protection, and may not be made effective until the period has expired.

Updated Guidelines for Managing Ventricular Arrhythmias Released

November 01, 2017

"The risks of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death vary in specific populations with different underlying cardiac conditions and with specific family history and genetic variants, and this variation has important implications for studying and applying therapies," a guideline co-author said in a statement.

Coffee Consumption and Mortality in Diabetes: What's the Link?

September 14, 2017

Compared with women who did not consume caffeine, women who consumed caffeine had an adjusted hazard ratio for death of 0.49 for <100 mg caffeine/day, 0.43 for 100 to <200mg/day, and 0.34 for ≥200 mg caffeine/day (P=0.007).

'Overfat' Pandemic Grows Even as Obesity Rates Level Off

July 25, 2017

Traditional methods of measuring weight or body mass index are ineffective in assessing whether a person is overfat, the study authors said.