In older adults, the consequences of functional impairment include increased morbidity and mortality, and reduced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Anticoagulation with dabigatran was associated with fewer bleeding complications compared with warfarin among patients undergoing ablation for atrial fibrillation.
A longer period between P2Y12 inhibitor administration and primary percutaneous coronary intervention improves coronary reperfusion.
Same-day discharge after percutaneous coronary intervention for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes was not predictive of 30-day readmission, death, or bleeding.
Researchers find that hospitalizations and deaths among heart failure patients are highest during winter months.
Suboptimal intake of 10 specific dietary factors is associated with a substantial proportion of deaths due to heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes.
NSAID use during ARI was associated with a 3.4-fold increased risk of AMI compared with 2.7-fold increased risk without NSAID use.
Electronic cigarettes cause an imbalance of cardiac autonomic tone and increased oxidative stress, which may increase cardiovascular risk.
Higher-potency statins increased hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia compared with lower-potency statins.
The AHA found that irregular eating patterns are less ideal for maintaining body weight and cardiometabolic health.
Diabetes without insulin did not appear to increase thromboembolic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with anticoagulation.
RASIs reduced cardiovascular events and death only when compared with placebo but not when compared with active controls.
The device has shut down due to an intermittent connection between the battery and electrical contacts.
An estimated 12.3% of Americans over the age of 21 have masked hypertension.
Researchers observed a connection between advancing age, systemic inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and caffeine.
The ACP and the AAFP has released a joint recommendation for the pharmacologic treatment of hypertension in adults aged 60 years and older.
Individuals who perform their physical activity in 1 or 2 sessions during the week can still reduce their risk of mortality.
Prescription rates for statins were dependent on age among patients with severe dyslipidemia.
Researchers examined the association between statin use and the risk of uterine fibroids and fibroid-related symptoms.
The use of a decision aid in patients at risk of acute coronary syndrome increased patient knowledge about their risk.
Depending on race, sex, and ethnicity, the right statin type may lower the risk of Alzheimer disease.
Drinking small amounts of alcohol may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation.
The prevalence of elevated blood pressure rates shifted from high-income to low- and middle-income countries.
Patients who also took either lovastatin or simvastatin had a 40% higher risk of major hemorrhage than those who took other statins.
The reduction in thromboembolism was attenuated after accounting for competing death events.
The task force finalizes recommendations for statin therapy among adults between 40 and 75 years of age.
Caffeine consumption in patients with systolic heart failure does not induce arrhythmias both at rest and during physical exercise.
One in 6 patients hospitalized for a first episode of syncope experiences a pulmonary embolism.
Depression can occur in approximately 1 in 5 patients who have chronic stable angina.
The AABB evaluated studies that examined hemoglobin thresholds for red blood cell transfusion and red blood cell storage duration.