Monthly Archive: August 2014

Aug 31

Authors of an extremely critical analysis published in the BMJ have asked the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Authors of an extremely critical analysis published in the BMJ have asked the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) to revise its recent guidance pertaining to the use of beta–blockers in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, to mend its guideline process to be more transparent, and to act much more swiftly to revise recommendations when patient lives …

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Aug 31

Patients with gout, especially women, have increased risk for vascular disease

Patients with gout, especially women, have increased risk for vascular disease, suggests a study published online August 27 in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. Women with gout had a 25% increased risk for any vascular event as compared to women without gout. Their risk for any CHD and peripheral vascular disease was also higher.

Aug 31

Innovations in Cardiology (IIC) Summit 2014

Dr Rajneesh Kapoor Warfarin continuation better than discontinuation in AF patients Results from the role of coumadin in preventing thromboembolism in 1584 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing catheter ablation (COMPARE) randomized trial published in Circulation 2014 Jun 24;129(25):2638–44 show that warfarin discontinuation was the strong predictor of periprocedural thromboembolism. Performing catheter ablation of AF …

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Aug 30

Hypertension may be more common in pregnant women with high levels of thyroid hormone, including the upper reaches of the ostensibly normal range,

Hypertension may be more common in pregnant women with high levels of thyroid hormone, including the upper reaches of the ostensibly normal range, reported a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers noted that the risk for developing hypertension or preeclampsia was three times higher in pregnant women with low …

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Aug 30

suggests a study published in the August 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Adults with hypertension and other cardiovascular disease history or risk factors may be able to reduce their blood pressure levels by monitoring their own readings and adjusting their medications as required, suggests a study published in the August 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Aug 30

Innovations in Cardiology (IIC) Summit 2014

Dr Rajneesh Kapoor Obesity as independent risk for heart disease In an analysis of pooled data from 97 prospective cohort studies from multiple countries (1.8 million individuals) published in The Lancet. 2014 Mar 15;383(9921):970-83, blood pressure, serum cholesterol, and blood glucose accounted for approximately 50 percent of the excess risk of high body mass index …

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Aug 29

A new study suggests that black carbon pollutants from wood smoke may increase cardiovascular disease in women.

A new study suggests that black carbon pollutants from wood smoke may increase cardiovascular disease in women. Researchers found that black carbon pollutant exposure had the highest impact on the women’s blood pressure, which has a major effect on cardiovascular risk. The study is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Aug 29

European societies have published a joint consensus statement on antithrombotic therapy in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF)

European societies have published a joint consensus statement on antithrombotic therapy in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) who present with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and may undergo PCI. The statement provides updates since the advent of new oral anticoagulant (NOAC) agents and “new–generation” drug–eluting stents (DES) and also addresses antithrombotic therapy in AF …

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Aug 29

Innovations in Cardiology (IIC) Summit 2014

Dr Rajneesh Kapoor Fat intake and heart risk A 2014 meta–analysis of prospective observational studies found no association between intake of saturated fat and risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). The meta–analysis, published in Ann Intern Med. 2014 Mar 18;160(6):398–406, also found no relationship between monounsaturated fat intake and CHD, but suggested a reduction in …

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Aug 28

The analysis is published in the August 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Data from a large national registry of MI patients has revealed that individuals who participate in clinical trials typically have a lower risk profile and better prognosis compared with the real–world population of MI patients. The analysis is published in the August 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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