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Jul 22

Treating HFrEF with sacubitril/valsartan reduces all-cause and heart-failure readmissions

Findings based on data from the Prospective Comparison of ARNI With an ACE-Inhibitor to Determine Impact on Global Mortality and Morbidity in Heart Failure (PARADIGM-HF) trial show that treating patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) with the angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI) sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto, Novartis) led to a 26% lower rate of 30-day …

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Jul 12

Cardiovascular risk factors impact duration of hospitalization and mortality in ACS patients

According to a study reported June 26, 2016 in the International Journal of Cardiology, risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as diabetes, both type 1 and 2, hypertension, hyperlipidemia have a significant and varied impact on duration of hospitalization and mortality in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and it may be inappropriate to group …

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Jun 12

Study links long-term rise in hs-cTnT to coronary heart disease, HF and all-cause mortality

Temporal increases in high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT), suggestive of progressive myocardial damage, are independently associated with incident coronary heart disease, death, and, above all, heart failure (HF). Based on the results, a prospective observational cohort study published online June 8, 2016 suggests that serial determination of hs-cTnT trajectory adds clinically relevant information to baseline …

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Apr 08

Researchers estimate that about 400 000 more 17- to 21-year-olds currently living in the US would be eligible for statin therapy

Researchers estimate that about 400 000 more 17- to 21-year-olds currently living in the US would be eligible for statin therapy based on pediatric as opposed to adult guidelines for treating elevated serum lipids, suggests a study published online April 6 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Apr 08

Occurrences of sports-associated sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in middle-aged athletes appear to be few

Occurrences of sports-associated sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in middle-aged athletes appear to be few, especially in those without previous cardiovascular risk factors or symptoms, suggests new research published April 6 in Circulation.

Apr 07

Early inflammation and disease activity may predict future elevations in arterial stiffness in ankylosing spondylitis (AS)

Early inflammation and disease activity may predict future elevations in arterial stiffness in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), suggests new research published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Apr 07

A new study has suggested that at levels found in typical urban environments

A new study has suggested that at levels found in typical urban environments, ultrafine airborne particles can alter heart function within minutes of being breathed in. The findings are published in Particle and Fibre Toxicology.

Mar 01

Tandem measurements of cardiac troponin T (TnT) and brain-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)

Tandem measurements of cardiac troponin T (TnT) and brain-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) provide insight into how well patients scheduled for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) will do at 12 months, suggests a multicenter, prospective study published in Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology.

Nov 03

Welcome to CSI 2011 Mumbai

Welcome to the Scientific Committee website for the 63rd Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India in Mumbai to be held from the 8th to the 11th of December 2011. Starting this year we intend to have the scientific programme of the conference, abstract submission, reviews and updates posted online. You and I must …

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