Tag Archive: Scientific Sessions

May 16

Drinking more than a glass of wine or one shot of whiskey per day is associated with a significantly increased risk of sudden cardiac death over that of nondrinkers

Drinking more than a glass of wine or one shot of whiskey per day is associated with a significantly increased risk of sudden cardiac death over that of nondrinkers, if they suffer an ST–segment–elevation MI, reports a case–control study of STEMI patients presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2014 Scientific Sessions.

May 09

The findings from the Single Pill to Avert Cardiovascular Events (SPACE)

A combined analysis of three studies involving the polypill has shown that patients taking only the single tablet had increased odds than patients taking multiple cardiovascular drugs to adhere to therapy at one year and had significantly lower LDL–cholesterol and blood–pressure levels. The findings from the Single Pill to Avert Cardiovascular Events (SPACE) study were …

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Apr 04

One–year data from the Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT)

One–year data from the Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry has reported that 56% of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic–valve replacement (TAVR) therapy are still alive and have not been readmitted to the hospital for any cause. The overall mortality at one year was just above 26%. Additionally, the rate of stroke at one year was 3.6%; …

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Apr 01

Regularly consuming diet drinks has been associated with a greater risk of adverse cardiovascular (CV)

Regularly consuming diet drinks has been associated with a greater risk of adverse cardiovascular (CV) events and related death, reports a large observational study of postmenopausal women presented recently at the American College of Cardiology 2014 Scientific Sessions. The study reported that in comparison to women who rarely drank these beverages, those who consumed two …

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