This analysis of the REGARDS study showed that AF patients without CV comorbidities had no increased risk of stroke compared to individuals without AF or CV comorbidities.
A survey conducted by the ESC among cardiologists and CV nurses revealed that 78.8% of responders perceived a decrease in STEMI admissions since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.
P2Y12i monotherapy reduces risk of MI, but not of stroke, all cause death, vascular death and bleeding, compared to aspirin monotherapy, in patients with established atherosclerosis.
A large Norwegian cohort study showed that drinking filtered coffee was associated with lower mortality than no coffee, while no association between coffee drinking and mortality was observed for those drinking unfiltered coffee.
In a study of acute HF patients in a Korean registry, AF was more prevalent with increasing EF, and associated with increased CV and total mortality in HFpEF patients and increased risk of stroke in HFrEF and HFpEF patients.
Total (first and subsequent) vascular events among patients with recent stroke or transient ischemic attack were reduced, as shown in a post-hoc analysis of the SPARCL trial.
In an analysis of two large U.S. cohorts, higher olive oil intake was associated with lower risk of major CVD and CHD risk compared to those consuming olive oil <1 per month.
Although DOACs are safe and effective in AF patients, there are remaining challenges in prescribing DOACs. Freek Verheugt and John Eikelboom discuss 3 topics: underdosing, underuse and antidotes. With poll
The phase III THALES trial with ticagrelor plus aspirin met the primary endpoint of stroke and death 30 days after acute ischemic stroke or TIA, but increased risk for bleeding, compared to aspirin alone.
This registry study showed that smoking before stroke onset increases the risk of poor functional outcome and functional dependence 3 months after acute ischemic stroke.
AHA 2019 The Treat Stroke to Target (TST) trial randomized patients with ischemic stroke or TIA with evidence of atherosclerosis to one of two LDL-c targets and found a benefit of the lower target.
A meta-analysis of 15 studies with more than 220,000 individuals showed that a mindset of optimism was associated with reduced risk of CV events and all-cause mortality.