Low #carbohydrate diet and all cause and cause-specific #mortality

Evidence is limited regarding the association between low-carbohydrate diet (LCD) score and mortality among Asians, a population that consumes a large amount of carbohydrates.. ..A U-shaped association was observed between LCD score and total mortality: the multivariable-adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) (95% CI) of total mortality for lowest through highest scores were 1.00, 0.95 (0.91, 1.01), 0.93 (0.88, 0.98), 0.93 (0.88, 0.98), and 1.01 (0.95, 1.07) … Continue reading Low #carbohydrate diet and all cause and cause-specific #mortality

#Anticoagulation Timing in Cardioembolic #Stroke and Recurrent Event Risk

Guidelines recommend initiating anticoagulation within 4 to 14 days after cardioembolic stroke. Data supporting this did not account for key factors potentially affecting the decision to initiate anticoagulation, such as infarct size, hemorrhagic transformation, or high‐risk features on echocardiography.. ..We pooled data from stroke registries of 8 comprehensive stroke centers across the United States. We included consecutive patients admitted with ischemic stroke and atrial fibrillation. The … Continue reading #Anticoagulation Timing in Cardioembolic #Stroke and Recurrent Event Risk

Interventions to Improve #Statin Tolerance and Adherence in Patients at Risk for #Cardiovascular Disease

Strategies to improve patients’ tolerance of and adherence to statins may enhance the effectiveness of dyslipidemia treatment in those at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).. ..One SR, 1 RCT, and 4 cohort studies were included. The SR found that intensified patient care improved adherence and decreased levels of total serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) at 6 months or more of follow-up. Compared with … Continue reading Interventions to Improve #Statin Tolerance and Adherence in Patients at Risk for #Cardiovascular Disease

Association of #Hypertension With the Risk and Severity of #Epistaxis

..Among the 35 749 patients in the hypertension cohort (20 579 men [57.6%]; median age, 52 years [interquartile range, 45-62 years]) the incidence rate (IR) of epistaxis was 32.97 per 10 000 persons (95% CI, 30.57-35.51 per 10 000 persons); among the 35 749 individuals in the comparison cohort (20 910 men [58.5%]; median age, 52 years [interquartile range, 45-62 years]), the IR of epistaxis was 22.76 per 10 000 persons (95% … Continue reading Association of #Hypertension With the Risk and Severity of #Epistaxis

Association of Infections and Use of #Fluoroquinolones With the Risk of Aortic #Aneurysm or Aortic Dissection

Prior observational studies have suggested that fluoroquinolone use may be associated with more than 2-fold increased risk of aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection (AA/AD). These studies, however, did not fully consider the role of coexisting infections and the risk of fluoroquinolones relative to other antibiotics.. .. A total of 28 948 cases and 289 480 matched controls were included (71.37% male; mean [SD] age, 67.41 [15.03] years). … Continue reading Association of Infections and Use of #Fluoroquinolones With the Risk of Aortic #Aneurysm or Aortic Dissection

Associations of #Sleep Disordered #Breathing and Insomnia with Incident #Hypertension and #Diabetes: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos

Rationale: Sleep disorders are associated with hypertension and diabetes, primary risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and mortality. It is important to understand these associations in Hispanics/Latinos, in whom cardiovascular death is the leading cause of mortality. Objectives: To investigate the prospective associations of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and insomnia with incident hypertension and diabetes among US Hispanics/Latinos over 6 years of follow-up and to assess … Continue reading Associations of #Sleep Disordered #Breathing and Insomnia with Incident #Hypertension and #Diabetes: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos

Mavacamten for treatment of symptomatic obstructive #hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (EXPLORER-HCM): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial

Cardiac muscle hypercontractility is a key pathophysiological abnormality in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and a major determinant of dynamic left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. Available pharmacological options for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are inadequate or poorly tolerated and are not disease-specific. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of mavacamten, a first-in-class cardiac myosin inhibitor, in symptomatic obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.. ..Between May 30, 2018, and July 12, … Continue reading Mavacamten for treatment of symptomatic obstructive #hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (EXPLORER-HCM): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial

Association of New-Onset Atrial #Fibrillation After Noncardiac #Surgery With Subsequent #Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack

Outcomes of postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) after noncardiac surgery are not well defined.. ..The median age of the 452 matched patients was 75 years (IQR, 67-82 years) and 51.8% of patients were men. Patients with postoperative AF had significantly higher CHA2DS2-VASc scores than those in the no AF group (median, 4 [IQR, 2-5] vs 3 [IQR, 2-5]; P < .001). Over a median follow-up of 5.4 years … Continue reading Association of New-Onset Atrial #Fibrillation After Noncardiac #Surgery With Subsequent #Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack

#Aspirin with or without #Clopidogrel after Transcatheter Aortic- #Valve Implantation

The effect of single as compared with dual antiplatelet treatment on bleeding and thromboembolic events after transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) in patients who do not have an indication for long-term anticoagulation has not been well studied.. ..A total of 331 patients were assigned to receive aspirin alone and 334 were assigned to receive aspirin plus clopidogrel. A bleeding event occurred in 50 patients (15.1%) receiving … Continue reading #Aspirin with or without #Clopidogrel after Transcatheter Aortic- #Valve Implantation

Meta-analysis of Effectiveness of #Statins in Patients with Severe #COVID-19

..Our Pubmed search yielded 274 potential studies. After deduplication and application of the eligibility criteria, four studies with a total of 8,990 COVID-19 patients were included for meta-analysis. Except for Yan et al. which is of moderate quality (5/9), other studies are of good quality (at least 7/9). Study characteristics are provided in Table 1. The pooled analysis revealed a significantly reduced hazard for fatal … Continue reading Meta-analysis of Effectiveness of #Statins in Patients with Severe #COVID-19

The change in #kidney function was associated with #carotid artery plaque in a community-based population: a cohort study

We performed the current study to evaluate the association between dynamic change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and the risk of carotid artery plaque (CAP) in a community-based population A total number of 37,093 Chinese adults (21,790 men and 15,303 women, aged 42.6±11.6 years) free of chronic kidney diseases were enrolled. The change in eGFR was calculated based on two measurements in 2013 and … Continue reading The change in #kidney function was associated with #carotid artery plaque in a community-based population: a cohort study

Risk of #amputation with #canagliflozin across categories of age and cardiovascular risk in three US nationwide databases: cohort study

..Results Across the three databases, 310 840 propensity score matched adults who started canagliflozin or a GLP-1 agonist were identified. The hazard ratio and rate difference per 1000 person years for amputation in adults receiving canagliflozin compared with a GLP-1 agonist for each group was: group 1, hazard ratio 1.09 (95% confidence interval 0.83 to 1.43), rate difference 0.12 (−0.31 to 0.55); group 2, hazard ratio … Continue reading Risk of #amputation with #canagliflozin across categories of age and cardiovascular risk in three US nationwide databases: cohort study