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#ESCCongress: Mortality Benefits With High-Dose Influenza Vaccines

2022 27 Aug

Findings from the DANFLU-1 trial presented at the ESC Congress in Barcelona show that high-dose influenza vaccination in older adults reduces the risk of death by 49% and the incidence of hospitalisation for influenza or pneumonia by 64% compared with standard-dose vaccination.  Several studies have previously investigated the association between... Read more

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ODYSSEY Outcomes Trial: Does Reduction of Lipoprotein Reduce Cardiovascular Risk?

2020 27 Jan

Lipoprotein is believed to possess pro-atherogenic, pro-thrombotic, pro-inflammatory, and pro-oxidative properties. High levels of lipoprotein have been associated with incident cardiovascular disease in population-based epidemiological analysis and in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). There is also a linear relationship between lipoprotein... Read more

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#ESCCongress: PURE Findings Show CV Events Are Explained by Risk Factors

2019 04 Sep

Late breaking results from the 21-country PURE study were presented at the ESC Congress 2019 this week. The findings are published in The Lancet .  Nearly seven in ten cases of cardiovascular disease can be explained by risk factors such as high blood pressure, low education, smoking, dyslipidaemia, poor diet, abdominal obesity, strength and... Read more

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Influenza activity associated with an increase in hospitalisation for CV events

2019 04 Apr

In a recent study study, surveillance data from 4 US communities was used to associate monthly influenza-like illness (ILI) activity as reported by the CDC with MI and HF hospitalisations. Influenza-like illness activity was associated with an increase in HF hospitalisations within the same month. Myocardial infarction was positively but not significantly... Read more

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#ESC17: Anti-Inflammatory Therapy Lowers Future Cardiovascular Events

2017 31 Aug

A historic turning point in cardiology took place at this year’s European Society of Cardiology Congress 2017  in Barcelona, as a host of seminal, practice-changing data was presented.   One major highlight included the landmark CANTOS (Canakinumab Anti-inflammatory Thrombosis Outcomes Study) study which showed that reducing inflammation,... Read more

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Continued Statin Use Linked to Lower Death Risk

2017 25 Jul

A Brigham and Women's Hospital-led study published in Annals of Internal Medicine highlights the benefits of prolonged statin use. Researchers found that patients who continued receiving statins after experiencing an adverse reaction – e.g., muscle aches and pains or gastrointestinal symptoms – had lower rates of death and cardiovascular events. Among... Read more

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Male General Practitioners Consider Heart Disease a 'Man's Issue'

2016 21 Jun

According to a study of 52 general practitioners (GPs) and more than 2200 patients, male GPs are more likely to consider heart disease a "man's issue" and neglect to assess cardiovascular risk in female patients. The study is published in the  European Journal of Preventive Cardiology . Lead author Dr Raphaëlle Delpech, a general practitioner at Paris... Read more

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Stress Management with Cardiac Rehab Cuts Incidents in Half

2016 22 Mar

According to research from Duke Health, patients recovering from heart attacks or other heart troubles could cut down their risk of another heart attack incident by half if they incorporate stress management into their treatment. The findings are published in Circulation . The clinical trial included 151 outpatients between the ages of 36 to 84... Read more

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CHD Patients With No Teeth Have Double the Risk of Death

2015 17 Dec

New research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology shows that coronary heart disease patients with no teeth have almost double the risk of death as compared to patients with all of their teeth.  The study was conducted with 15,000 patients from 39 countries. Findings show that levels of tooth loss were linearly associated with... Read more

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New Heart Failure Therapy Increases Life Expectancy

2015 08 Dec

According to new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital, heart patients with reduced ejection fraction and treated with sacubitril-valsartan can have increased life expectancy of one and a half to two years as compared to those who are treated with enalparil. The findings are published in the New England Journal of Medicine .  Heart failure is... Read more