Cardiovascular

Early Intervention in Younger Patients With CAD Benefits Long-Term Prognosis

December 31st 2020, 12:00pm

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Premature coronary artery disease (CAD) is an aggressive disease with a high rate of ischemic recurrences and premature death, researchers said.

Top 5 Most-Read Conference Stories of 2020

December 29th 2020, 5:00pm

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The top 5 most-read conference stories of 2020 on AJMC.com included stories about study results on the impact that new therapies are having on cardiovascular and renal health.

Bleeding After DAPT Found to Be an Independent Predictor of Cardiovascular Events

December 28th 2020, 3:30pm

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A recent study sought to estimate the incidence of clinical events such as bleeding, myocardial infarction, and all-cause mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction and chronic coronary syndrome who received dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after coronary stenting.

ACC/AHA Clarify When AF Patients With Mitral Stenosis Should—And Should Not—Take DOACs

December 24th 2020, 3:00pm

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The distinction between valvular and nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) has been a persistent point of confusion for clinicians.

New ACC Pathway in Atrial Fibrillation Calls for Limiting Aspirin

December 22nd 2020, 5:00am

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The American College of Cardiology provides new guidance on the best therapy to prevent blood clots for patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease who also have atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism and require an anticoagulant.

Study Finds Vascepa Reduces Patient-Reported COVID-19 Symptoms

December 19th 2020, 11:30am

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Giving patients icosapent ethyl, or Vascepa, led to a 52% reduction of the total patient-reported symptom outcome prevalence score as compared with a 24% decline for outpatients who received usual care.

Cardiovascular Complications in Patients With Diabetes Drop in South Korea, Study Finds

December 18th 2020, 11:00pm

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There was a significant decrease in the rates of cardiovascular complications and mortality in adults with diabetes in South Korea, but other conditions increased.

Heavy Drinking Increases Risk of AF-Related Adverse Events

December 12th 2020, 12:00pm

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Despite heavy alcohol consumption being linked to increased incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and bleeding in patients with the condition, recommendations to control heavy drinking among this patient population are lacking.

Adverse Childhood Experiences Associated With CVD Later in Life

December 10th 2020, 10:00pm

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Childhood abuse, household dysfunction, and neglect were linked in a recent study to an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in adulthood.

Oral Anticoagulants Touted as Having “Excellent Efficacy” in Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation

December 5th 2020, 2:00pm

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A recent prospective, observational study investigated the use of direct oral anticoagulants for use in patients with postoperative atrial fibrillation and found favorable safety and efficacy results.