Cardiovascular MRI revealed cardiac involvement in 78% of patients and ongoing myocardial inflammation in 60% of patients in an unselected cohort of 100 patients who recently recovered from COVID-19.
Rens Reeskamp discusses tools that may help to increase the chance of finding FH patients. With question to test your knowledge.
Using data of the Lifelines Cohort Study including a contemporary adult population, this study showed that 30% of MIs in women are unrecognized vs. 16% in men.
Treatment with the GLP-1RA dulaglutide for a median of 5.4 years resulted in a reduction of cognitive impairment compared to placebo in T2DM patients ≥50 years, in an exploratory analysis of REWIND.
Presence of coronary artery calcium and risk of incident ASCVD events increased with increasing SBP levels in individuals with a SBP between 90 and 129 mmHg and no other traditional ASCVD risk factors.
Patients whose LVEF deteriorated from normal to midrange levels had a significantly higher risk of adverse clinical outcomes compared to those whose LVEF had improved from lower values.
Results from a meta-analysis showed that higher chocolate consumption (>1 time per week or >3.5 times per month) may be beneficial for CAD risk reduction compared to no consumption or <1 time per week.
In this video, internist Kees Hovingh discusses why screening for FH is important and how to identify individual FH patients and their families. With question to test your knowledge.
Pediatric cardiologist Bert Wiegman discusses the need for early detection and treatment of children with familial hypercholesterolemia. With question to test your knowledge.
In a case-control study of Chinese adults divided in age groups, earlier onset of hypertension was associated with higher risk of all-cause mortality and a trend for higher risk of CVD.
A survey conducted by the ESC among cardiologists and CV nurses revealed that 78.8% of responders perceived a decrease in STEMI admissions since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Statins lowered total cholesterol, LDL-c, triglycerides and apo-B levels and increased HDL-c levels in children and adolescents with FH, as shown in this systematic review and meta-analysis.