ESC HF 2018 Playing of video games that require rigorous physical exercise yielded significant effects on exercise capacity and well-being in some HF patients.
ESC HF 2018 A large study on individual patient data shows that diabetic HF patients who are not obese have the highest mortality. Obesity attenuates the prognostic impact of beta-blockers.
ESC HF 2018 In this first debate, John Cleland and Eric Velazquez discussed whether coronary revascularization is superior to optimal medical therapy in stable HF patients.
CV health scores have decreased over the past 20 years, resulting in an increased risk of developing subclinical disease and incident CVD, as well as all-cause mortality.
EPCCS 2018 Despite the known efficacy of lipid-lowering therapy, in clinical reality still many patients remain at high risk, for instance due to statin intolerance. The panel discusses how to manage this, and also which risk assessment tools can be used in which patients, to guide treatment decisions.
Healthy food intake was associated with having no coronary artery calcium, and in combination with higher cardiorespiratory fitness, it was also associated with lower CAC levels.
A Google-driven nocebo effect may underlie statin intolerance, as countries with many websites on statin side-effects showed a higher prevalence of statin intolerance.
Moderate and severe malnutrition in HF patients, assessed with simple malnutrition scores, was associated with higher all-cause mortality.
Patients with hypertension with low platelet counts and high total homocysteine levels, which may promote platelet adherence, had the highest risk of first stroke, and this risk was reduced with folic acid treatment.
Electric and magnetic fields generated during operation and charging of electric cars did not affect the function or programming of cardiac implantable electronic devices.
24-hour, daytime, and nighttime ambulatory systolic blood pressure measurements were better predictors of all-cause and CV mortality compared with blood pressure measurements in the clinic.
Based on the new blood pressure definitions for children, the estimated population prevalence of hypertension in individuals aged 5-18 years increased from 11.8% to 14.2%.