The researchers found higher estimated cardiovascular risks associated with marijuana use than cigarette smoking.
Fewer VTE events were observed in the betrixaban than enoxaparin arm.
Discontinuation of statin therapy between 3 and 6 months after an index ischemic stroke was associated with a higher risk of recurrent stroke within one year after statin discontinuation.
Heart failure patients on daily aspirin were not at heightened risk of being hospitalized for, or dying from, heart failure.
Patients remain at substantial long-term risk, particularly for recurrent stroke and admission to an institution.
Moderate-severe hypertrophy correlated with a 1.7- and 1.8-fold increased risk of mortality and need for revascularization, respectively.
For every 1000 people in the study, an extra 5.2 cases of atrial fibrillation occurred among those working long hours during the 10 years of follow-up.
The combined data from the clinical trials showed that sudden death rates have fallen by 44% in heart failure patients.
The researchers found that the estimated one-year cumulative incidence of ischemic stroke was 1.4% and major bleeding was 1.2%.
The researchers observed an overall reduction in all-cause mortality, from 28.26% with conventional care to 21.37% with ICD therapy.
Between 2002 and 2013, heart failure hospitalizations declined by 30.8% nationwide, and continue to drop.
The researchers found that cardiology care correlated with significant reductions in stroke and death.
The researchers found that the associated risk of MI was increased for ASA and dual therapy relative to the VKA-treated group.
The researchers found that new-onset AF correlated with increased risk of heart failure in multivariable models.
Earlier treatment remained significantly correlated with lower in-hospital mortality in multivariate analysis.
CKD patients treated to a target systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg were 28% less likely to die early.
Combining quarter doses of two drugs was as effective as a single standard dose of one blood pressure-lowering medication.
The researchers observed linear associations between mean achieved SBP and risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality.
Compared with individuals reporting chocolate intake less than once per month, the rate of AF was lower for people consuming chocolate regularly.
Dietary sodium intake guidelines may be misguided.
A total of 16 men had received an LVAD and then had it removed because they had significant recovery of heart function.
The risk of major bleeding is similar for older patients with atrial fibrillation taking either antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs.
As 25(OH)D levels increased, systolic blood pressure decreased significantly, even after accounting for calcium intake.
A majority of sodium consumed was from food obtained at stores; however, sodium density was highest in food obtained at restaurants.
Higher mid-life BMI was significantly associated with greater risk of HF hospitalization after adjusting for established HF risk factors.
The majority of the ischemic cardiomyopathy patients showed improvement in pulmonary artery pressure, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, pulmonary vein resistance, and left ventricular wall stress.
MRI measurements reflecting RV structure and stiffness of the proximal pulmonary vasculature are independent predictors of outcome in PAH.
Overall, patients on omega-3 supplements had an 8% lower risk of total mortality or hospitalization for cardiovascular disease over 4 years.
Study documents higher risks even when creatinine increases are less than 30%, the guideline-recommended threshold for stopping treatment.
Blood pressure targets below 130/80 and below 140/90 mm Hg are associated with similar renal outcomes among non-diabetics, meta-analysis shows.
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