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In a middle-aged population, it was recently shown that the stable vasopressin marker plasma copeptin predicts development of diabetes mellitus, diabetic heart disease and death. Researchers have hyp ...


Minimal data are available regarding the long-term mortality risk of subclinical atherosclerosis using coronary artery calcium ( CAC ) scoring among patients with a family history of coronary artery d ...


Cholesterol Ester Transfer Protein ( CETP ) inhibitors have been developed following the recognition of an association of CETP polymorphisms and changes in HDL-cholesterol in Japan. Dalcetrapib ( R ...


Smokers have lower short-term mortality after acute myocardial infarction ( AMI ) than non-smokers; however, little is known about the long-term effects of smoking on life expectancy after AMI. A st ...


Carboxylesterases, which convert Dabigatran etexilate ( Pradaxa ) to its active form, Dabigatran, have also been shown to influence lipoprotein metabolism, although any pleotropic effects of the drug ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved the first pacemaker that does not require the use of wired leads to provide an electrical connection between the pulse-generating device and the h ...


Renal denervation ( RDN ) is a therapy that targets treatment-resistant hypertension ( TRH ). The Symplicity HTN-1 and Symplicity HTN-2 trials reported response rates of more than 80%; however, sh ...


Contrary to current clinical belief, regular Caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which, while common, can lead in rare cases to heart-or stroke-related morbidity and mortality. ...


Pulmonary hypertension ( PH ) in the setting of left-sided valvular heart disease is common, and significantly increases the risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing aortic ...


Researchers at University of Manchester ( Manchester, UK = previously reported Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids ( n-3PUFAs ) supplementation does not reduce atrial fibrillation following coronary a ...


A study has evaluated the prospective association between circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D [ 25(OH)D ] and atrial fibrillation risk. 12 303 participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities ...


Various ablation strategies of persistent atrial fibrillation ( PersAF ) have had disappointing outcomes, despite concerted clinical and research efforts, which could reflect progressive atrial fibril ...


While bleeding is a well-known complication of Warfarin ( Coumadin ) use and is thought to be a contributory cause of treatment discontinuation, studies quantifying this association are limited. The ...


Researchers performed a prospective, randomized clinical study ( PRESAGE ) to assess whether prophylactic treatment with Metoprolol or Losartan, initiated soon after lung cancer surgery in patients wi ...


Treatment of hypertensive patients with beta-blockers reduces heart rate and decreases central blood pressure less than other antihypertensive drugs, implying that reducing heart rate without altering ...