Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Maintenance program associated with reduced weight regain after weight loss

1. After 56 weeks of a weight maintenance intervention program, researchers found that mean weight regain in the intervention group (0.75 kg) was lower...

Polygenic index of waist-hip ratio associated with cardiovascular disease

1. Investigating a polygenic index of 48 single nucleotide polymorphisms for Waist-Hip Ratio adjusted for BMI, this study showed an association with increased biomarkers...

Inhibition of the immunoproteasome may improve graft acceptance [PreClinical]

  1. A targeted immunoproteasome inhibitor, DPLG3, was found to have high selectivity for the immune cell proteasome and was not toxic to other cell...

Intensive blood pressure control not linked with mobility/gait speed in elderly adults

1. In this secondary subgroup analysis of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), intensive blood pressure control (SBP<120mmHg) in adults over the age...

Centrifugal-flow devices noninferior to axial-flow in advanced heart failure: The ENDURANCE trial

1. Centrifugal-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) were found to be noninferior to traditional axis-flow devices for the treatment of New York Heart Association...

No difference between therapeutic hypo- and normo-thermia with in-hospital cardiac arrest in children

1. In children who suffered in-hospital cardiac arrest, there was no significant difference in 1-year survival in those randomized to a therapeutic hypothermia group...

Tranexamic acid reduces bleeding risk during coronary artery surgery: The ATACAS trial

1. Tranexamic acid demonstrated a significantly lower risk of bleeding complications and transfusion requirements compared to placebo in patients undergoing coronary artery surgery. 2. There...

Ticagrelor and clopidogrel similar in preventing cardiovascular events in PAD: The EUCLID trial

1. In patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), there were no significant differences between ticagrelor and clopidogrel therapy in terms of the risk of...

Metformin associated with reduced mortality in kidney disease, congestive heart failure, and chronic liver...

1. Metformin use is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or chronic liver disease with hepatic...

Diabetes and ischemic heart disease account for highest personal health care spending in U.S.

1. Among 155 conditions, diabetes accounted for the highest health care spending in the U.S. in 2013, followed by ischemic heart disease, and low back...
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