Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

New post-stroke management program significantly reduces cardiovascular events and improves quality of life

1. Cardiovascular events were significantly lower with a novel post-stroke management program compared to current standard care. 2. Post-stroke patients reported significantly better health-related quality...

Trends in antihypertensive medication use among individuals with a history of stroke and hypertension

1. In a large, national sample, approximately 37.1% of patients with stroke history had uncontrolled blood pressure. 2. Most patients on medication were taking angiotensin-converting...

Effectiveness of the ready to reduce risk (3r) complex intervention for the primary prevention...

1. The standardized Ready to Reduce Risk (3R) program resulted in improvements to lifestyle among those taking medication for prevention of cardiovascular disease. 2. 3R...

Effects of substituting Sugar-Sweetened beverages with Artificially Sweetened, and Unsweetened Beverages on BMI and...

1. Cardiometabolic risk factors are unchanged in a 12-month randomized controlled trial examining sugar-sweetened, artificially sweetened, and unsweetened beverages. 2. Sweet preference is decreased...

A sibling-adoption design for the study of genetic and environmental influence on children’s body...

1. Heritability and shared environmental factors account for BMI variation in sibling pairs during middle childhood, whereas non-shared environmental factors account for variation in...

Death, discharge and arrhythmias among patients with COVID-19 and cardiac injury

Click to read the study in CMAJ 1. In patients positive for COVID-19 suffering cardiac injury, cardiac troponin (cTnI) levels were associated with poor survival,...

One‐Year Mortality After Intensification of Outpatient Diuretic Therapy

1. Patients with heart failure may experience a nearly two-fold increase in mortality risk during the next year after an outpatient intensification of diuretic...

Industry-sponsored anti-smoking advertisements are ineffective in stimulating smoking cessation

1. Smokers reported increased intention to quit smoking after seeing anti-smoking advertisements through television, cigarette packages, newspapers, and tobacco company websites. 2. There was no...

Intracranial atherosclerosis on 7T MRI and cognitive functioning – the SMART-MR study

1. Among patients with vascular disease, high burden of atherosclerotic lesions in the posterior circulation as well as the posterior cerebral artery was associated...

Steroid bursts associated with an increased risk for severe adverse events

1. Patients experienced a greater incidence of severe adverse events during the 3-month period following prescription of a steroid burst compared to the 3-month...
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