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Despite endorsement of Digoxin in clinical practice guidelines, there exist limited data on its safety in atrial fibrillation / atrial flutter. The goal of a study was to evaluate the association o ...


Post-thrombotic syndrome ( PTS ) is a common and burdensome complication of deep venous thrombosis ( DVT ). Previous trials suggesting benefit of elastic compression stockings ( ECS ) to prevent post- ...


Body-mass index ( BMI ) and diabetes mellitus have increased worldwide, whereas global average blood pressure and cholesterol have decreased or remained unchanged in the past three decades. Research ...


The outcome of patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm ( rAAA ) varies by country. Study of practice differences might allow the formulation of pathways to improve care. Data from the Hosp ...


Four new oral anticoagulants compare favourably with Warfarin ( Coumadin ) for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation; however, the balance between efficacy and safety in subgroups nee ...


LCZ696 has shown to be superior to Ace inhibitor Enalapril ( Enapren ) on key endpoints in the largest heart failure study ever done. In PARADIGM-HF patients with heart failure with reduced ejection f ...


Serelaxin reduces the occurrence of in-hospital worsening heart failure by almost half in patients admitted for acute heart failure, according to the RELAX-AHF trial. Serelaxin is a synthetic versi ...


Resistant hypertension increases the risk of stroke by 35% in women and 20% in elderly Taiwanese patients, according to research presented at ESC Congress by Dr Kuo-Yang Wang from Taiwan. The findin ...


Renal denervation ( RDN ) with radiofrequency ablation substantially reduces blood pressure in patients with treatment-resistant hypertension. Researchers have assessed the long-term antihypertensive ...


In final draft guidance NICE ( National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ) has defined which heart devices ( known as implantable cardiac devices ) are the most clinically and cost effective. ...


The use of non-invasive imaging to identify ruptured or high-risk coronary atherosclerotic plaques would represent a major clinical advance for prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease. R ...


It has been investigated whether revascularisation improves prognosis compared with medical treatment among patients with stable coronary artery disease. A large number of trials compared the diffe ...


Researchers have studied the effect of long term exposure to airborne pollutants on the incidence of acute coronary events in 11 cohorts participating in the European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollutio ...


The objective of a study was to assess whether a strategy of endovascular repair ( if aortic morphology is suitable, open repair if not ) versus open repair reduces early mortality for patients with s ...


Atrial fibrillation is the most common rhythm disorder seen in clinical practice. Antiarrhythmic drugs are effective for reduction of recurrence in patients with symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrilla ...


Studies have shown variation in the use of red blood cell transfusion among patients with acute coronary syndromes. There are no definitive data for the efficacy of transfusion in improving outcomes, ...


Left atrial fibrosis is prominent in patients with atrial fibrillation ( AF ). Extensive atrial tissue fibrosis identified by delayed enhancement magnetic resonance imaging ( MRI ) has been associated ...


A strategy using mechanical chest compressions might improve the poor outcome in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, but such a strategy has not been tested in large clinical trials. The LINC study has ...


Coronary artery calcium ( CAC ), measured by computed tomography ( CT ), has strong predictive value for incident cardiovascular disease events. The standard CAC score is the Agatston, which is weight ...


Metformin ( Glucophage ) treatment is associated with improved outcome after myocardial infarction in patients with diabetes mellitus. In animal experimental studies Metformin preserves left ventricul ...



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