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Taking the Air Out of Oxygen Supplementation in Individuals With Diabetes and Acute Coronary Syndromes
Diabetes Care;

Aug 31st, 2019 - Oxygen supplementation has been a cornerstone in the initial treatment of individuals with acute coronary syndrome. While consensus for oxygen supplementation exists for patients with hypoxia, oxygen supplementation has also been routinely used in those presenting with acute myocardial infarction (MI) with normal oxygen saturations based on the rationale that oxygen therapy could improve oxygen...

Nitroglycerin - StatPearls
Kim, K. et. al.

Mar 1st, 2019 - Nitroglycerin is a vasodilatory drug that is used primarily to provide relief from anginal chest pain. Nitroglycerin has been FDA approved since 2000 and was first sold by Pfizer under the brand name Nitrostat. It is currently FDA approved for the acute relief of an attack or acute prophylaxis of angina pectoris secondary to coronary artery disease. Off-label, non-FDA approved uses include trea...

Resting Heart Rate in Cardiovascular Disease
Journal of the American College of Cardiology;

Dec 11th, 2006 - The importance of resting heart rate (HR) as a prognostic factor and potential therapeutic target is not yet generally accepted. Recent large epidemiologic studies have confirmed earlier studies that showed resting HR to be an independent predictor of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in men and women with and without diagnosed cardiovascular disease. Clinical trial data suggest that HR re...

KAPSPARGO SPRINKLE (metoprolol succinate)

Kapspargo Sprinkle™ extended-release capsules are for the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and heart failure. Learn more here.

When Coronary CTA Is Most Appropriate for Suspected Heart Disease

Jun 21st, 2019 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research helps zero in on which patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) will derive the most benefit from coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). "Our results indicate that the accuracy of coronary CTA is highest for clinical decision making if probability of coronary disease is between 7% and 67%," lead authors Dr. Robert Haase and Dr Marc ...

Cognitive Decline May Accelerate After Ischemic Events

Jun 18th, 2019 - After a diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI) or angina pectoris, individuals enrolled in the English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA) showed more accelerated cognitive decline than those who remained free of coronary heart disease (CHD). The findings, published in the June 25 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, also showed that the cognitive deterioration occurred n...

Afib Ablation Sans Surgical Backup Said to be OK, But Doubts Linger

May 14th, 2019 - Hospitals performing atrial fibrillation (Afib) ablations without an on-site cardiothoracic surgery department showed no safety disadvantage in a retrospective study, although a practitioner told MedPage Today he remained unpersuaded. Medicare records from 2013-2016 showed that the incidence of cardiac perforation within 30 days was 0.67% and was not commonly followed by cardiothoracic surgery ...

Cardiovascular Comorbidity Is Common Among Adults With Epilepsy

Dec 27th, 2016 - HOUSTON—Adults with epilepsy report cardiovascular disease more often than adults without epilepsy, according to research presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. In the 2013 US National Health Interview Survey, women with epilepsy reported significantly more hypertension, stroke, and angina pectoris than women without epilepsy.

Can Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy, or NICE Guidelines Prevent Unnecessary Angiography?
Ka Ming Gordon Ngai, MD, MPH

Oct 9th, 2016 - Study Overview Objective. To assess whether noninvasive functional imaging strategies reduced unnecessary angiography compared with UK national guidelines–directed care.

Angina rates similar across metal stents
Ted Bosworth

Apr 13th, 2016 - WASHINGTON – In patients with coronary artery disease, there is no increased risk of angina 1 year after percutaneous coronary intervention for bare metal stents relative to drug-eluting metal stents, according to data presented at Cardiovascular Research Technologies 2016. “Angina pectoris in the first year after PCI [percutaneous coronary intervention] is remarkably common, affecting 32.

Ivabradine again missed a primary endpoint in SIGNIFY
Amy Karon

Dec 22nd, 2015 - Adding ivabradine to standard therapy for stable angina pectoris did not improve self-reported physical limitations, compared with placebo, at 12 months, but seemed to decrease the frequency of angina and help patients feel better about their disease, according to a subgroup analysis of SIGNIFY data. “The robustness of our results is demonstrated by the low rate of missing data and the good int.

Time to Retire Beta-Blockers in Uncomplicated Hypertension?

Oct 22nd, 2015 - Beta-blockers were one of the first modern medications used for the treatment of blood pressure. Before 1950, treatment options for hypertension were limited. The alphabet soup of medications -- reserpine, pentaquine, hydralazine, and guanethidine -- were notorious for inducing orthostasis, sedation, constipation, impotence, or blurry vision. Then in the 1960s, propranolol and chlorothiazide we...

ESC: Nonobstructive CAD spells below-average mortality
Bruce Jancin

Sep 13th, 2015 - LONDON – Patients with stable angina pectoris who are found to have no obstructive coronary artery disease upon diagnostic coronary angiography actually have significantly lower rates of all-cause mortality and acute MI over the next 7 years than the age- and gender-matched general population, according to a large Danish registry study. “This is a novel finding that’s never been reported before.

Cardiac surgeons defy guidelines for severe disease
Richard Mark Kirkner

Jun 1st, 2015 - Although expert committees spend hours developing guidelines for best practices, clinicians on the front line of care can be somewhat hesitant to adopt them, as a recent study evaluating the use of guidelines for treatment of heart attack patients at three major cardiothoracic centers in London revealed. The study, published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (J.

Traditional Risk Factors Raise Cardiovascular Risk in PsA
Bianca Nogrady

Apr 2nd, 2015 - Psoriatic arthritis is associated with higher rates of self-reported angina pectoris, percutaneous coronary intervention, hypertension, obesity, and smoking than are observed in the general population, a large population-based cohort study found. However, the overall rate of cardiovascular (CV) disease (defined as one or more of angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular stroke, co.

Traditional risk factors raise cardiovascular risk in PsA
Rheumatology News; Bianca Nogrady

Apr 2nd, 2015 - Psoriatic arthritis is associated with higher rates of self-reported angina pectoris, percutaneous coronary intervention, hypertension, obesity, and smoking than are observed in the general population, a large population-based cohort study found. However, the overall rate of cardiovascular (CV) disease (defined as one or more of angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular stroke, co.

European Guidelines Advising Heart-Team Talks Often Ignored

Apr 29th, 2014 - TORONTO, ON — Although European guidelines recommend that cases of patients with severe CAD should be discussed by a "heart team" consisting of a cardiac surgeon, an interventional cardiologist, and a noninterventional cardiologist, a study of three hospitals in London found that this step is often skipped[1]. The joint European Society of Cardiology and European Association for Cardiothoracic ...

ESC Issues New Guidelines on Valve Disease

Aug 26th, 2012 - August 27, 2012 (Munich, Germany) — For the first time since 2007, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has released new guidance on the treatment of valve disease, this time teaming up with the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS) [1]. The document, made available online to coincide with its release at the European Society of Cardiology 2012 Congress as well as in "pocke...

EU agency wants new restrictions on two medicines

Jun 22nd, 2012 - LONDON (Reuters) - European drugs regulators on Friday recommended restricting the use of tolperisone and trimetazidine-containing medicines due to worries about the risk-benefit balance. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said doctors should no longer prescribe trimetazidine, a generic drug, for the treatment of patients with tinnitus, vertigo or disturbances in vision, and in patients with a...

Cardiovascular MRI: Superior to SPECT for Assessing Stable Angina
Mary Ann Moon

Dec 22nd, 2011 - Multiparametric cardiovascular MRI was found superior to single-photon emission computed tomography for evaluating stable angina in "the largest prospective, real-world assessment" of the newer technology done to date, published online Dec. 23 in the Lancet.