Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 31

Long–term results from the Scandinavian Candesartan Acute Stroke Trial (SCAST)

Long–term results from the Scandinavian Candesartan Acute Stroke Trial (SCAST) have shown that blood pressure lowering with candesartan provides no benefit on vascular events or death in patients with acute stroke. The novel findings were presented at the XXIII European Stroke Conference (ESC).

May 31

A new study published online May 29 in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology has pointed that patients treated with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)

A new study published online May 29 in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology has pointed that patients treated with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) who do not receive follow–up within 12 weeks may have a significantly increased risk of mortality.

May 30

New study results presented at EuroPCR 2014 suggested that the Direct Flow transcatheter valve

New study results presented at EuroPCR 2014 suggested that the Direct Flow transcatheter valve, considered first in class owing to its unique design, is safe and associated with very low rates of mortality and stroke, and minimal aortic regurgitation.

May 30

Young adults exposed to adverse experiences as children have more signs of unhealthy blood vessel function than young people without a traumatic past

Young adults exposed to adverse experiences as children have more signs of unhealthy blood vessel function than young people without a traumatic past, reports a new study published online in Hypertension. Early–life stress may thus increase the risk of heart disease later on by affecting blood vessel function and blood pressure.

May 29

Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal

An online game that teaches doctors and nurses blood pressure–lowering options led to faster attainment of normal blood pressure in their patients than patients whose healthcare providers received the same information in a traditional online posting, reported a research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

May 29

A low–carbohydrate vegan diet – labeled as “Eco–Atkins” – may reduce the risk of heart disease by 10% over 10 years besides weight reduction,

A low–carbohydrate vegan diet – labeled as “Eco–Atkins” – may reduce the risk of heart disease by 10% over 10 years besides weight reduction, reports a new study published in the journal BMJ Open.

May 28

A new analysis presented at the EuroPCR 2014

A new analysis presented at the EuroPCR 2014 has shown that when GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors were not routinely used in EUROMAX, bivalirudin remained the superior strategy, with a significantly lower rate of death or major bleeding than heparin in STEMI patients.

May 28

The findings were presented recently at the Heart Failure Congress 2014

A pooled analysis of the first 111 patients treated with the percutaneous Parachute and followed with echocardiography showed significant improvements in left–ventricular end–systolic and end–diastolic volume indexes (LVESVi and LVEDVi, respectively) and left atrial volume index. The findings were presented recently at the Heart Failure Congress 2014.

May 27

A new research has stated that sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure

A new research has stated that sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure, independent of weight gain. The findings appear online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

May 27

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have diminished activity among neurons responsible for keeping heart rate low, reports a new study published in the Journal of Physiology

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have diminished activity among neurons responsible for keeping heart rate low, reports a new study published in the Journal of Physiology. The reduction of neuronal activity leads to increased heart rate, blood pressure and risk of adverse cardiovascular events.

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