Ramadan starts on May 16. A study found that religious fasting is safe for patients with HFrEF, but non-adherence to medication and diet increases the risk of decompensated HF.
In a large prospective study, risk of all-cause mortality increases above 100 g alcohol per week, and positive associations with alcohol intake were seen mostly for stroke and HF, as opposed to MI.
Visit-to-visit variability in fasting measurements of HDL-c, TG, and LDL-c is predictive of coronary events, CV events, and TG and LDL-c variability is also predictive of incident diabetes.
EPCCS 2018 An impression of the presentations of dr. Nuria Farré and dr. Miguel Angel Muñoz on the diagnosis and monitoring of heart failure, co-morbidities, palliative care and the evidence on these topics given during the Annual EPCCS CV Summit.
EPCCS 2018 An impression of the presentation of Prof. Richard McManus on the evidence of thresholds, the difference in guidelines and the role of the GP, given during the Annual EPCCS CV Summit.
In a large community-based database, in patients with peripheral artery disease, statin therapy was associated with a significant reduction of amputations and mortality compared with no statin use.
EPCCS 2018 An impression of the presentation of Prof. Frank Visseren on the evidence, the guidelines and the clinical reality of lipid-lowering therapies, given during the Annual EPCCS CV Summit.
In the SPRINT study, a diastolic threshold of <55 mmHg was associated with increased cardiovascular events in both patients with and without cardiovascular disease.
Incident atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with both greater cognitive decline and increased risk of dementia compared with individuals without AF, independent of clinical ischemic stroke.
EPCCS 2018 An impression of the presentation of dr. Xavier Cos on diabetes and vascular disease, epidemiology and management options, given during the Annual EPCCS CV Summit.
ACC 2018 Dr. Valentin Fuster explains why he thinks that the results with the PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab can change clinical practice. In the results he also sees the message that LDL levels now considered normal, may actually be too high.
ACC 2018 Black barbershops and pharmacists worked together to improve high BP in non-hispanic black men. In a randomized design, a pharmacist intervention led to 27 mmHg drop in SBP over 6 months, vs. 9 mmHg in controls.