In the early rule-out of myocardial infarction, outcomes may be improved by accounting for the patient’s out-of-hospital experience, improving reassurance communication, and discussing future goals for cardiovascular health.
Greater variability in systolic blood pressure measurements across visits in young adults may be associated with elevated risks for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in midlife.
Changes in arterial stiffness are greater within one year of a woman’s final menstrual period.
Lower-GI bleeding is associated with high risks for colorectal cancer in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with oral anticoagulation therapy.
Treatment with amlodipine was found to be more effective at reducing the long-term risk for gout compared with treatment with lisinopril or chlorthalidone in older adults with hypertension.
Isolated diastolic hypertension, as defined in the 2017 ACC/AHA guideline was found to be more prevalent compared with IDH defined according to a 2003 recommendation.
Rosiglitazone seems to be associated with an increased cardiovascular risk, particularly heart failure.
Many Americans are misinformed about the risk for heart disease, particularly in women, and are confused about modifiable risk factors.
Impaired renal function was found to have negative long-term effects in individuals with acute coronary syndrome after percutaneous coronary intervention.
Implementation of routine vs selective cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was not found to improve etiological classification of heart failure in patients with nonischemic heart failure.
A recent report describes the case of a patient with persistent skin discoloration associated with the use of the antiarrhythmic agent amiodarone.
Many women readmitted for postpartum hypertension had no prior diagnosis of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
Several factors were found to be associated with the development of contrast-induced nephropathy after percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome.
Obstructive sleep apnea was found to be an independent risk factor for major adverse cardiac and neurologic events in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Working >40 hours per week is associated with an increased risk for masked and sustained hypertension in white-collar workers, a study in Hypertension reports.
Aortic dissection type A was found to occur twice as frequently in men vs women, with a later occurrence in women, but similar surgical outcomes for both genders.
Researchers assessed the prevalence and incidence rate of cardiovascular morbidity in patients with inflammatory arthritis and determined whether the coexistence of multiple autoimmune disorders was associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
Using negotiated prices and a defined formulary, similar to the VA, Medicare could save billions of dollars on prescription insulin for patients with diabetes.
Seasonal variation in vitamin D status may explain seasonal variation in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
The use of intravascular lithotripsy for the treatment of moderately to severely calcified peripheral arterial disease lesions was found to be safe and effective.