Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 31

Statin use for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease among healthy adults has been linked to an increased risk for diabetes,

Statin use for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease among healthy adults has been linked to an increased risk for diabetes, diabetes complications, and overweight/obesity in a new retrospective cohort study published in Journal of General Internal Medicine that tracked individuals in a database for an average of 6.5 years.

May 31

Repeatedly inflating and deflating a blood pressure cuff on a patient’s upper arm at 5-minute intervals just before cardiac surgery appears to be an effective strategy for reducing surgery-related acute kidney injury

Repeatedly inflating and deflating a blood pressure cuff on a patient’s upper arm at 5-minute intervals just before cardiac surgery appears to be an effective strategy for reducing surgery-related acute kidney injury. Patients in a multicenter study who received the novel, low-tech therapy, known as remote ischemic preconditioning, had lower rates of kidney injury than …

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May 30

In older men, statins might not prevent major cardiovascular events

In older men, statins might not prevent major cardiovascular events, reported a large retrospective study presented at the American Geriatrics Society 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting. In men older than 70 years with no previous cardiovascular disease who used statins, the 10% reduction in myocardial infarction, stroke, and revascularization was not significant.

May 30

Subgroup analysis from the Echo-CRT trial showed no benefits and possible harm from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

Subgroup analysis from the Echo-CRT trial showed no benefits and possible harm from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for patients with heart failure and narrow-QRS duration. The findings were presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2015 of the European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Association.

May 29

Early analysis of 154 participants in the ongoing Observational Study to Predict Readmission for Heart Failure Patients (OPERA-HF)

Early analysis of 154 participants in the ongoing Observational Study to Predict Readmission for Heart Failure Patients (OPERA-HF) trial showed that within a year after hospital discharge, those with moderate to severe depression scores were more than five times more likely to die than those with lower scores, and the risk remained high even after …

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May 29

Coronary artery calcium (CAC)

Coronary artery calcium (CAC) density was inversely related to 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease in an extended analysis of individuals in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) cohort, suggested new research presented at the International Symposium on Atherosclerosis 2015.

May 28

Initiation and uptitration of the angiotensin-receptor/neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI) LCZ696 is safe and tolerable in a broad range of individuals with reduced-LVEF heart failure (HFrEF), including both in- and outpatients and those taking ACE inhibitor or ARB, suggests new research presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2015 of the European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Association.

Initiation and uptitration of the angiotensin-receptor/neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI) LCZ696 is safe and tolerable in a broad range of individuals with reduced-LVEF heart failure (HFrEF), including both in- and outpatients and those taking ACE inhibitor or ARB, suggests new research presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2015 of the European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Association.

May 28

Increasing alcohol consumption in elderly men and women appears to be associated with changes in the heart’s structure and function

Increasing alcohol consumption in elderly men and women appears to be associated with changes in the heart’s structure and function, suggests a new analysis published online May 26 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. Women were more susceptible, with a reduction in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) with increasing alcohol consumption.

May 27

Cognitive impairment could predict worse outcomes such as readmission to hospital or death in older heart failure patients

Cognitive impairment could predict worse outcomes such as readmission to hospital or death in older heart failure patients, suggests a new study presented at Heart Failure 2015, the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

May 27

Cognitive impairment could predict worse outcomes such as readmission to hospital or death in older heart failure patients

Cognitive impairment could predict worse outcomes such as readmission to hospital or death in older heart failure patients, suggests a new study presented at Heart Failure 2015, the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

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