A meta-analysis suggests lowering blood pressure below current guidelines (140 mm Hg) reduces risk of cardiovascular disease events, regardless of comorbidities or baseline blood pressure.
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The hazard ratio for cancer associated with heart failure was 2.16 and was 1.71, after adjustments.
Although current guidelines recommend delaying noncardiac surgery for 6 to 12 months after drug-eluting stent implantation, new data suggest surgery may be performed earlier.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and end-stage renal disease have an increased risk for CV-related and all cause mortality.
Structural heart disease variables associated with death included left ventricular ejection fraction ≤45% and right ventricular systolic dysfunction.
Previously abandoned leads were associated with more complications from infection.
Advisory board member, Ileana L. Piña, MD, shares her perspectives on the current state of heart failure, particularly treatment gaps between the genders.
During follow-up, CAD patients who were depressed were 83% more likely to die from any cause compared with patients who were not depressed.