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  • 12/11/2017  SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED: Reopens Renal-Denervation Conversation
     
  • 11/27/2017  Low LDL Target Resulted in No Clinical Gain in Non-CAD Diabetes: EMPATHY
     
  • 11/13/2017  Broad, Early AF Risk-Factor Intervention Preserves Sinus Rhythm: RACE-3
     
  • 10/30/2017  Remote AF Screening by Patients Boosts Detection: REHEARSE-AF
     
  • 10/20/2017  Ibuprofen Ups Systolic BP, New-Onset Hypertension Risk
     
  • 9/26/2017  Anacetrapib REVEALs "Modest" Effect on Cardiovascular Outcomes
     
  • 9/14/2017  PURE Shakes Up Nutritional Field: Finds High Fat Intake Beneficial
     
  • 9/11/2017  CANTOS: Anti-Inflammatory Drug Cuts CV Events, Cancer
     
  • 9/6/2017  AAP Guideline Updates Practice for Pediatric Hypertension
     
  • 8/29/2017  On Your Bike: Cycling to Work Linked With Large Health Benefits
     
  • 8/23/2017  REVEAL-AF: Silent AF Common in Patients at Risk for AF, Stroke
     
  • 8/16/2017  Fewer Recurrences on Continued Antiarrhythmic Therapy After AF Ablation
     
  • 8/11/2017  MI, Strokes Fell After Trans Fats Ousted From NY Restaurants
     
  • 8/2/2017  Aspirin Bleeding Risk in Over 75s Higher Than Thought
     
  • 7/21/2017  DASH Diet May Reduce Gout Risk
     
  • 7/7/2017  ABSORB-3 at 2 Years: More CV Events With Absorb BVS vs Xience
     
  • 6/20/2017  HF, Survival Gains From SGLT-2 Inhibitors Seen in Lower-Risk Patients: CVD REAL
     
  • 6/13/2017  Fewer Major Bleeds on Uninterrupted Dabigatran in AF Ablation vs Warfarin: RE-CIRCUIT
     
  • 6/5/2017  Brisk Walking Can Help in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: RESET-HCM
     
  • 5/29/2017  MRI Helps Screen Teens for SCD Risk at Exercise, but Should It?
     
  • 5/22/2017  HbA1c Fell in Diabetics on Sacubitril/Valsartan vs Enalapril in PARADIGM-HF
     
  • 5/15/2017  Migraine Tied to Hypertension Risk in Women
     
  • 5/5/2017  Number of Americans Unaware of Their Hypertension Drops by Half
     
  • 4/28/2017  Marriage a Perfect Prescription to Prevent Alcoholism?
     
  • 4/14/2017  EINSTEIN CHOICE: Rivaroxaban Beats Aspirin for VTE Recurrence
     
  • 4/7/2017  Testosterone Tie to Cardiovascular Disease Loosened
     
  • 3/29/2017  USPSTF Finalizes Statin Recommendations for CVD Prevention
     
  • 3/16/2017  Breast Arterial Calcification: Expanding the Reach of Cardiovascular Prevention
     
  • 3/10/2017  Studies Suggest Cardiovascular Sweet Spot at Two Drinks per Day
     
  • 2/27/2017  Sex-Based Differences in Cardiometabolic Biomarkers
     
  • 2/20/2017  Evolocumab Scores in Long-Awaited FOURIER Outcomes Trial: Top-line Results
     
  • 2/14/2017  Rivaroxaban Benefit in CAD, PAD Stops Huge Randomized Trial
     
  • 2/6/2017  High Pain Tolerance May Explain Many Unrecognized MIs
     
  • 1/30/2017  New AHA/ASA Scientific Statement on Depression After Stroke
     
  • 1/23/2017  Lifestyle Modification as Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
     
  • 1/17/2017  Interatrial Shunt Promising for Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
     
  • 1/10/2017  Aggressive BP Therapy Won"t Stop AF Recurrences After Ablation: SMAC-AF
     
  • 12/27/2016  Iron Supplementation in HF: Trials Support IV but Not Oral
     
  • 12/19/2016  High Dietary Magnesium Intake Tied to Less Stroke, Diabetes, Heart Failure
     
  • 12/12/2016  Mortality in the United States, 2015
     
  • 12/5/2016  Women-Only Cardiac Rehab May Alleviate Anxiety, Depression, Hints Study
     
  • 11/21/2016  Depression Common Among Patients With Stable Angina Also
     
  • 11/14/2016  Mediterranean Diet Lowers CVD Risk in Prospective Study
     
  • 11/7/2016  HARMONY: Same BP Effect for Morning vs Night Antihypertensive Med Dosing
     
  • 10/25/2016  Flu Vaccinations Associated with Lower Hospitalization, Dementia Risk in Heart-Failure Patients
     
  • 10/12/2016  Risk of Nonstroke Events Underappreciated in Atrial Fibrillation
     
  • 9/27/2016  Are Primary-Prevention ICDs Still Right for Nonischemic Heart Failure? DANISH Says No
     
  • 9/19/2016  Statin Underdosing Common in Higher-Risk Patients: PALM Registry Analysis
     
  • 9/12/2016  High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Does Not Lead to Weight Gain
     
  • 9/7/2016  Cancer Overtaking Heart Disease as Europe"s Biggest Killer
     
  • 9/2/2016  NORSTENT: Drug-Eluting, Bare-Metal Coronary Stents Similar for Survival
     
  • 8/30/2016  ESC/EAS GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF DYSLIPIDAEMIAS
     
  • 8/27/2016  ESC AND EACTS LAUNCH FIRST COLLABORATIVE ATRIAL FIBRILLATION GUIDELINES
     
  • 8/24/2016  Butter Neutral, Unsaturated Fats Still Better for Health
     
  • 8/17/2016  Statins May Protect Against Kidney Stones
     
  • 8/8/2016  Use of the selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) escitalopram does not improve clinical outcomes
     
  • 6/27/2016  Plain Packaging for Cigarettes in the UK, Ireland, and France
     
  • 6/17/2016  Use Nonfasting Blood for Routine Lipid Profiles, Says EAS/EFLM
     
  • 6/10/2016  New Joint European Cardiovascular Prevention Guidelines
     
  • 6/6/2016  Patients and Physicians Beliefs and Practices Regarding Adherence to Cardiovascular Medication
     
  • 5/30/2016  Weight Loss, Risk Management May Reverse Atrial Fibrillation Progression
     
  • 5/24/2016  Breast Arterial Calcification on Mammography IDs Atherosclerotic CVD Risk
     
  • 5/16/2016  HOPE-3: Statins Lower CV Events in Intermediate-CHD-Risk Patients
     
  • 5/10/2016  Warning Symptoms Can Often Precede Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Cohort Study
     
  • 5/4/2016  Should Clinicians Change How They Talk Statins With Patients? New Study Says Yes
     
  • 4/26/2016  Coronary Calcium Predicts Array of Noncardiovascular Diseases
     
  • 4/21/2016  Joyful Events Can Lead to "Broken Heart Syndrome," Says Study
     
  • 4/15/2016  Stress-management and coping strategies are related to cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality
     
  • 4/11/2016  Midlife Orthostatic Hypotension Predicts Later Falls in ARIC
     
  • 4/4/2016  Brisk Walking Cuts HF Risk Regardless of Activity Level in Women"s Health Study
     
  • 3/28/2016  Low Adherence to All Oral Anticoagulants the Norm in Atrial Fib
     
  • 3/21/2016  Blood-Pressure App"s Readings Not Accurate, Says Study
     
  • 3/14/2016  Could Cocoa Flavanols Improve Heart Health?
     
  • 3/9/2016  Regular Coffee, Tea Intake Not Linked to PVCs in Cohort Study
     
  • 2/15/2016  Normal-Weight Central Obesity May Up Mortality in CAD Patients
     
  • 2/7/2016  Vaccinate to Prevent AF?
     
  • 1/31/2016  Don"t Wait to Ablate AF: Time Since Diagnosis Affects Success
     
  • 1/27/2016  Coronary Calcium Promotes AF in "Dose-Response" Fashion: MESA
     
  • 1/22/2016  Resuming Antithrombotics for AF After Stopping for GI Bleed: Safe, Improves Outcomes
     
  • 1/18/2016  Hormonal Therapy May Be OK for Women Receiving Anticoagulants
     
  • 1/12/2016  App Plus Coaching Can Change Four Heart-Health Habits at Once
     
  • 12/25/2015  EVITA: Varenicline Started in ACS Hospitalization Can Help Smokers Quit
     
  • 12/17/2015  New US Guidelines Okay More Sports for Athletes With Long QT, Other CV Disorders
     
  • 11/26/2015  U-Shaped HDL-C Mortality Curve Seen in Canada-Based Analysis
     
  • 11/30/2015  U-Shaped HDL-C Mortality Curve Seen in Canada-Based Analysis
     
  • 11/20/2015  MI-GENES: Discussing Genetic Risk for CHD May Motivate Patients to Lower LDL-C Levels
     
  • 11/13/2015  Weight Loss and Health Status 3 Years after Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents
     
  • 10/30/2015  Multiarterial CABG Lowers Mortality and Reinterventions Compared With PCI: Single-Center Study
     
  • 10/23/2015  Carotid Occlusion "Not a Ticking Time Bomb"
     
  • 10/17/2015  New ESC Guidelines
     
  • 10/8/2015  CVD Health Promotion in Preschool Alters Lifestyle Habits and Behaviors
     
  • 10/1/2015  Patients visualizing their calcified coronary arteries may be wake-up call to change lifestyle
     
  • 9/27/2015  Varenicline Not Linked With CVD or Psychiatric Risk in New Analysis
     
  • 9/20/2015  PATHWAY2: Spironolactone Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure in Resistant Hypertension
     
  • 9/12/2015  SPRINT: BP Targets Far Below Guidelines Cut Mortality, CV Events
     
  • 9/6/2015  Coffee Tied to MI Risk in Younger Adults With Mild Hypertension
     
  • 9/1/2015  Siesta Therapy: Midday Napping Could Help Lower BP in Patients Treated for Hypertension
     
  • 8/3/2015  Social Determinants of Risk and Outcomes for Cardiovascular Disease
     
  • 8/29/2015  Depression Plus Extremes in Blood Pressure Increase Risk for Major CV Events
     
  • 8/10/2015  Depression, Bipolar Disorder in Teens Are CVD Risk Factors
     
  • 8/13/2015  Replace Sitting With Standing to Improve Cardiometabolic Risk Factors
     
  • 6/25/2015  Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Usage and the Risk of Myocardial Infarction in the General Population.
     
  • 7/15/2015  Too Much/Too Little Sleep Ups Stroke Risk Nearly Twofold in Hypertensive Patients
     
  • 7/14/2015  Decreased Grip Strength May Predict Risk for MI, Stroke: PURE Study
     
  • 6/17/2015  The IMPROVE-IT study, the large cardiovascular-outcomes trial that showed a clinical benefit to adding to statin therapy in post–acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients, is now published.
     
  • 5/28/2015  A "shocking" 80% of individuals in a large Dutch cohort who were eligible for primary prevention with statin therapy reported not taking the drug, a new analysis has shown.
     
  • 5/20/2015  Ā novel breast arterial calcification (BAC) score that uses findings from standard digital mammography is predictive of underlying coronary calcification and cardiovascular disease risk.
     
  • 4/27/2015  Five years after patients with left main coronary stenosis either underwent PCI with a sirolimus-eluting stent or had CABG, there was no difference in major adverse cardiac or cerebrovascular events (MACCE) in the two groups, in the premier of randomized comparison of bypass surgery versus angioplasty using sirolimus-eluting stent or in patients with left main coronary artery disease (PRECOMBAT) trial.
     
  • 4/6/2015  A comprehensive meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in which the smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix, Pfizer Inc) was compared with placebo found no evidence of an increased risk for neuropsychiatric adverse events (AEs), including suicide, new research shows.
     
  • 3/23/2015  Smoking is associated with worse clinical outcomes, especially MI, following coronary revascularization, indicating that there is no "smoker"s paradox" when smoking status is accounted for across time, the SYNTAX trial shows[1].The study was published in the March 24, 2015 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
     
  • 3/17/2015  The Long-Term Effect of Goal Directed Weight Management on an Atrial Fibrillation Cohort (LEGACY) study included more than 300 adults with AF and a body-mass index (BMI) of at least 27 kg/m2.
     
  • 2/24/2015  A diet that focuses solely on increasing fiber intake works about as well as a more complex American Heart Association (AHA)
     
  • 2/2/2015  The incidence of antibiotic-induced sudden death and life-threatening torsades de pointes (TdP) is low, but it is most definitely real.
     
  • 1/26/2015  A mortality rate of 32% at 2 years after carotid artery stenting (CAS) in a new study has raised concerns about the risk-benefit of this procedure, especially in older patients.
     
  • 1/12/2015  The Aggresive Risk Factor Reduction Study for Atrial Fibrillation and Implications for the Outcome of Ablation (ARREST-AF) provide big gains in our understanding of the link between AF and cardiometabolic risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, alcohol excess, and sleep apnea.
     
  • 12/26/2014  5 Main news of cardiology 2014.
     
  • 12/22/2014  An analysis of a Canadian registry of patients with atrial fibrillation reveals that one in five treated with oral anticoagulants were also treated with antiplatelet medication.
     
  • 12/15/2014  Dietary nitrate in the form of daily beetroot juice significantly reduced elevated blood pressure compared with placebo in hypertensive patients over 4 weeks, a randomized phase 2 trial showed.
     
  • 12/1/2014  Patients with chest pain but without angiographic signs of abnormal coronary arteries were more likely to suffer from psychological symptoms of anxiety, somatoform disorder, and hypochondria than the general population.
     
  • 11/11/2014  Eating a Mediterranean diet supplemented with either nuts or extra-virgin olive oil as opposed to eating a low-fat diet was more likely to reverse metabolic syndrome 5 years later, in a new study
     
  • 11/10/2014  Almost one-third of adverse-event reports for e-cigarettes are related to secondhand exposure, according to a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analysis.
     
  • 11/7/2014  What an individual eats in the process of gaining weight appears to have an impact on their plasma lipoprotein profile, according to the results of a new study
     
  • 11/6/2014  It has been a tremendously exciting ESC Congress, particularly with the advent of highly efficacious monoclonal antibodies to PCSK9 and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering, with the first event data, which are very promising.
     
  • 11/4/2011  Almost 4 of 5 MIs in men may be preventable with a combined low-risk behavior.
     
  • 10/15/2014  Beta-blockers are of zero benefit in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction if they also have atrial fibrillation
     
  • 10/9/2014  Adding the drug ivabradine (Procoralan, Servier) to standard therapy had no effect, overall, on cardiovascular events in a placebo-controlled trial that randomized >19 000 patients with stable CAD
     
  • 9/22/2014  European Society of Cardiology 2014 Congress: The use of high-dose statin therapy in STEMI patients undergoing primary PCI for an infarct-related artery significantly reduces plaque burden in the non–infarct-related coronary arteries, according to the results of the new Integrated Biomarker Imaging Study (IBIS-4)
     
  • 9/16/2014  European Society of Cardiology 2014 Congress: This is a new day in heart failure," said Dr Clyde Yancy (Northwestern University, Chicago, IL).
     
  • 9/9/2014  European Society of Cardiology 2014 Congress: Treatment with alirocumab (Sanofi/Regeneron Pharmaceuticals), an investigational proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor
     
  • 9/2/2014  European Society of Cardiology 2014 Congress: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of ivabradine, added to standard background therapy
     
  • 8/22/2014  In August the New EnglandJournal of Medicine published the results of RURE study.
     
  • 8/18/2014  This week in the European Heart Journal was published the Consensus Panel of the European Atherosclerosis Society "Homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia: new insights and guidance for clinicians to improve detection and clinical management."
     
  • 7/23/2014  e-Cigarettes: What to Tell Your Patients
     
  • 7/8/2014  Improving the quality of food consumed was associated with a significant 10% reduction in risk for type 2 diabetes among healthy adults, while a worsening diet had the opposite effect, boosting the chance of developing diabetes by about 20%, new observational research shows
     
  • 7/4/2014  Doctors gathering here for HYPERTENSION 2014, the joint European Society of Hypertension and International Society of Hypertension meeting, are turning with renewed attention to the question: just how many patients truly have "resistant" hypertension?
     
  • 6/2/2014  The obesity epidemic extends well beyond the developed world, according to the findings of a new global review.
     
  • 4/28/2014  At the Congress of cardiologists in Argentina were presented the results of the Israeli studies showing that interventional cardiologists and radiologists with long work experience (average 23 years)are at higher risk of developing tumors of the head and neck.
     
  • 4/14/2014  The most interesting at the ACC 2014
     
  • 4/10/2014  The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved the use of dabigatran (Pradaxa) for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in patients who have previously received direct parenteral anticoagulants for 5-10 days or was on the long-term anticoagulant therapy. The basis for this decision was the outcome of 4 studies (RE-COVER, RE-COVER-2, RE MEDY, RE-SONATA).
     
  • 3/19/2014  On 17 March 2014 theJAMĀ published a new study
     
  • 3/5/2014  Consumption of dark chocolate improves endothelial function, lowers blood pressure and inflammation markers
     
  • 2/17/2014  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) of the UK has published a document which proposed to expand the use of statin therapy in the UK
     
  • 2/14/2014  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK has published a document which proposed to expand the use of statin therapy in the UK. Heart Rhythm Society has published its list "Choosing wisely"
     
  • 2/10/2014  On 6 February 2014 in the on-line version of the Stroke published the first National Guidelinesof the AHA/ACC (American heart Association and American College of cardiology) on the prevention of stroke (MI) in women
     
  • 1/30/2014  Anatomical features of the coronary arteries and not the severity of myocardial ischemia are predictors of death, and acute coronary syndromes in patients with stable coronary artery disease
     
  • 1/24/2014  According to the latest Guidelines of the American Heart Association and American College of sports medicine (American College of Sports Medicine), over 90% of all people who want to do fitness, or other types of physical activity should be consulted by a doctor.
     
  • 1/21/2014  Hope entrusted to the renal denervation as an effective method of treatment of severe hypertension is not justified
     
  • 5/28/2013  Predicting survival in heart failure: a risk score based on 39 372 patients from 30 studies