CHF and Arrhythmias
Intraoperative botulinum toxin (BTX) injections show promise as a way to reduce the risk for postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) following cardiac surgery, according to 2 studies recently published.
For individuals with heart failure, those with impairment in activities of daily living (ADL) take as many medications as those without ADL impairment.
Renin-angiotensin inhibitors may improve outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement patients
In this retrospective cohort study of transcatheter aortic valve replacement patients, Renin-Angiotensin System inhibitors administered at hospital discharge reduced mortality and hospital readmission in patients with preserved but not reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction.
Migraine with aura is associated with an elevated risk for incident atrial fibrillation, according to a new study.
This month we look at a case where a physician made a judgment call and ended up being judged harshly for it.
The current analysis of the HF-ACTION trial sought to evaluate the baseline physical activity effect on the responses to exercise training and clinical outcomes.
The researchers found that participants in the highest quartile of vitamin D levels had significantly higher cardiorespiratory fitness than participants in the lowest quartile.
Dapagliflozin was not associated with either a higher or lower rate of MACE compared with placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes who had or were at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Low-dose methotrexate did not result in a reduced number of cardiovascular events among patients with stable atherosclerosis.
While the use of NSAIDs was low in the ARISTOTLE trial, NSAID users had a higher risk for bleeding than non-users.
Routine surveillance stress testing is often costly and overused. Furthermore, current guidelines recommend against routine stress testing in patients with stable ischemic CAD, unless the purpose of the test is to assess new or progressive symptoms.
A sacubitril-valsartan therapy regimen was associated with greater reductions in NT-proBNP concentrations in patients with HFrEF compared with enalapril.
Approximately 50% of deaths in people with type 2 diabetes worldwide, and approximately two-thirds of deaths in people with type 2 diabetes in the US are caused by cardiovascular disease.
Rivaroxaban given at doses of both 20mg and 15mg may have an improved bleeding risk profile compared with vitamin K antagponist.
Shared decision making and patient-centered care are endorsed and emphasized for patients with bradycardia with indications for pacemaker implantation; treatment decisions should be based on best available evidence and the patient's goals of care.
Investigators examined whether influenza is an independent risk factor for the development of acute myocardial infarction.
The use of both NSAID and aspirin was positively associated with incident heart failure in adults with no prior history of CVD.
Participants were randomly assigned to 4 weeks of inorganic nitrite or placebo administered via a micronebulizer device followed by a 2-week washout period with no study drug for each 6-week phase of the crossover study.
The researchers found that incidence of MI increased with lower air temperature, lower atmospheric air pressure, higher wind velocity, and shorter sunshine duration.
To investigate the risk of cardiovascular adverse effects associated with this antibiotic class, researchers conducted a systematic review, meta-analysis, and network meta-analysis using studies identified through a search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library.
The clinical trial is based on research from a number of laboratories, including that of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital researcher Piero Anversa, MD.
A positive association was found between the antiphospholipid antibody immunoglobulin G and first-time myocardial infarctions in study patients.
Patients managed with intensive blood pressure reduction were found to have significantly greater decreases in kidney damage biomarkers compared to standard blood pressure management.
The primary and secondary outcomes included incident AF or a composite CV event that included myocardial infarction, stroke, and coronary revascularization.
Anversa has published more than 100 scientific papers, has collaborated with leaders in the field of heart research, and was honored as a distinguished scientist by the American Heart Association, the Post reported.
Compared to women without CHF, those with CHF during pregnancy were more likely to have had a history of cardiotoxicity before pregnancy (100 vs 12%).
The US Food and Drug Administration has identified this as a Class I recall, with continued device use resulting in serious injury or death.