Cardiology

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Association of preterm birth with long-term risk of heart failure into adulthood

1. Pre-term birth was associated with significantly increased risk of adult-onset heart failure, particularly among those 18 to 43 years of age. Evidence Rating Level:...

Edema index predicts cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with HFrEF and type 2 diabetes mellitus

1. Bioelectric impedance analysis-measured edema index (EI) is a feasible, non-invasive technique for measuring fluid overload. 2. EI is an independent predictor of cardiorespiratory fitness...

Polypill plus aspirin treatment decreases cardiovascular event incidence

1. Polypill plus aspirin treatment was shown to decrease the incidence of cardiovascular events compared to placebo in patients without cardiovascular disease. 2. Adverse events...

Direct oral anticoagulants more effective in patients with valvular atrial fibrillation

1. Patients who received a direct oral anticoagulant had a lower risk of thromboembolic events and major bleeds compared to patients who received warfarin. 2....

Prematurity linked to increased risk of heart failure in adulthood

1. Across all age groups at the time of diagnosis, younger gestational ages were associated with an increased risk of developing heart failure later...

P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy after coronary stenting

1. In patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, 3-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) followed by P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy showed comparable cardiovascular outcomes to 12-month DAPT. Evidence...

ST-elevation myocardial infarctions in the absence of standard modifiable cardiovascular risk factors may have...

1. Patients without standard modifiable cardiovascular risk factors (SMuRFs) had a significantly higher all-cause mortality at 30 days after first presentation of STEMI. 2. Patients...

Fetal cardiovascular magnetic resonance may offer prenatal diagnostic information for indeterminate congenital heart defects

1. The majority of prenatal fetal cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging improved the diagnosis of congenital heart defects (CHD) when fetal echocardiography yielded inconclusive...

Reflex syncope might be associated with familial relationship degree

1. 30% of the population suffers from reflex syncope, a major cause of transient loss of consciousness. Understanding genetic basis of this condition may...

Direct oral anticoagulants may be the superior treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation on...

1. Direct oral anticoagulants may have a superior risk-benefit profile compared to vitamin K antagonists in atrial fibrillation for patients with hemodialysis. Evidence Rating Level:...

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