Tag Archive: mortality

Jul 18

Potassium supplementation did not show a significant effect on the risk of outpatient–originating sudden death or ventricular arrhythmias.

A new study published in PLoS One revealed that empiric treatment with potassium supplements was associated with a 7% decline in all–cause mortality in a matched cohort study of >600 000 patients with a variety of clinical conditions who were initiating therapy with furosemide. The survival benefit reached 16% for patients taking the loop diuretic …

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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 21

A study published online in Hypertension has shown that visit–to–visit variability in blood pressure (BP)

A study published online in Hypertension has shown that visit–to–visit variability in blood pressure (BP) is not associated with mortality in elderly primary care patients; however, long–term changes in BP are. Study authors noted that both large and small BP changes during follow–up were linked with higher mortality than moderate BP changes over time.

May 21

A study published online in Hypertension has shown that visit–to–visit variability in blood pressure (BP)

A study published online in Hypertension has shown that visit–to–visit variability in blood pressure (BP) is not associated with mortality in elderly primary care patients; however, long–term changes in BP are. Study authors noted that both large and small BP changes during follow–up were linked with higher mortality than moderate BP changes over time.

Apr 09

23–year follow-up results from the Da Qing Diabetes Prevention Study have revealed that an intensive program of diet, exercise

23–year follow-up results from the Da Qing Diabetes Prevention Study have revealed that an intensive program of diet, exercise, or both besides delaying progression from prediabetes to diabetes, also lowers CVD and all–cause mortality; the mortality benefit may be greater among women than among men. The study was published online April 3 in Lancet Diabetes …

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Jan 23

Statins may have a role in reducing mortality in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)

Statins may have a role in reducing mortality in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). In pooled results of observational studies, statin use was associated with a 40%reduction in the risk of dying through up to 10 years of follow–up (RR 0.60, 95% CI 0.49–0.74), according to Xiao–Hong Huang, MD, PhD, of …

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