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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

European cardiomyopathies registry finds high use of defibrillators and genetic testing
The most representative snapshot of real world practice in cardiomyopathies in Europe has shown a higher than expected use of defibrillators and genetic testing. (Medical News Today)

Sex-specific biomarkers are needed to learn why heart attacks kill more women than men
Disproportionately more women than men die due to cardiovascular disease and heart attacks in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Preoperative statins associated with reduced events after noncardiac surgery
Preoperative statins are associated with a 17% reduction in cardiac complications and a 43% reduction in mortality after noncardiac surgery, according to results from the VISION Study presented for... (Medical News Today)

Low bleeding and stroke rates in AF patients given rivaroxaban for stroke prevention
Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients treated with rivaroxaban for stroke prevention have low rates of bleeding and stroke, reveals real-world data from the XANTUS study presented at ESC Congress today. (Medical News Today)

Most CRT-P patients would not benefit from addition of defibrillator
Most patients with a cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) pacemaker would not benefit from the addition of a defibrillator, according to results from the CeRtiTuDe cohort study presented for the... (Medical News Today)

Multiple risk factors cancel impact of atrial fibrillation on ischaemic stroke risk
The impact of atrial fibrillation on ischaemic stroke risk in elderly patients is eliminated with multiple risk factors, according to an 11 year study in more than 425 000 patients presented at ESC... (Medical News Today)

Cold weather linked to increased stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients
Cold weather is associated with increased risk of ischaemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to research presented at ESC Congress by Dr Tze-Fan Chao, cardiologist at Taipei... (Medical News Today)

Gene associated with sudden cardiac death identified by ICD monitoring
A gene associated with sudden cardiac death in the general population has been identified using implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) monitoring in research presented for the first time at... (Medical News Today)

Respiratory infection associated with increased death after acute myocardial infarction
Respiratory infection is associated with a four-fold increased risk of in-hospital cardiovascular mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to research presented at ESC Congress... (Medical News Today)

Injection drug use limits benefits of surgery for treatment of heart lining infection
Injection drug users who undergo surgery for infective endocarditis (IE) have a significantly higher risk of reoperation or death between 3 and 6 months after surgery compared to patients who... (Medical News Today)

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is safe, effective for very elderly patients
Select patients age 90 years and older with aortic stenosis (AS) can benefit from a relatively new, minimally invasive surgery for aortic valve replacement, according to an article in the September... (Medical News Today)

Carbonated drinks linked with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of cardiac origin
Carbonated beverages are associated with out-of-hospital cardiac arrests of cardiac origin, according to results from the All-Japan Utstein Registry presented for the first time today at ESC Congress. (Medical News Today)

Young women with diabetes 'have six-fold higher heart attack risk'
A new study examines data from over 7,000 women to evaluate the risk factors among younger women that are associated with cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Efforts to improve AED usage increase bystander defibrillation in public but not at home
Efforts to improve automated external defibrillator (AED) usage increase bystander defibrillation in public places but not at home, reveals a study of more than 25 000 cardiac arrest patients... (Medical News Today)

Refractory cardiac arrest patients brought to hospital with ongoing CPR can recover
Refractory cardiac arrest patients brought to hospital with ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can survive with good brain function, according to research in nearly 4 000 patients... (Medical News Today)

Bystander CPR linked to lower nursing home admission and brain damage after cardiac arrest
Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been linked to a 30% lower risk of nursing home admission and brain damage in survivors of cardiac arrest outside hospital in research presented at... (Medical News Today)

New ESC Guidelines on pericardial diseases published
New ESC Guidelines on pericardial diseases have been published. Until now there was insufficient evidence for strong recommendations in this group of conditions which can severely restrict quality... (Medical News Today)

ESC recommends DNA analysis in post mortems of young sudden death victims
ESC Guidelines published recently recommend DNA analysis as a fundamental component of post mortem assessment in young sudden death victims. (Medical News Today)

New ESC Guidelines on pericardial diseases published
New ESC Guidelines on pericardial diseases have been published. Until now there was insufficient evidence for strong recommendations in this group of conditions which can severely restrict quality... (Medical News Today)

CPR for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be conducted for at least 35 minutes
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be conducted for at least 35 minutes, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Yoshikazu Goto... (Medical News Today)

Air pollution associated with increased heart attack risk despite 'safe' levels
Particulate matter and NO2 air pollution are associated with increased risk of severe heart attacks despite being within European recommended levels, according to research presented at ESC Congress... (Medical News Today)

Young adults living in polluted city show early signs of cardiovascular risk
Young adults living in a polluted city show early signs of cardiovascular risk, according to research presented at ESC Congress by Dr Krzysztof Bryniarski from Jagiellonian University, Collegium... (Medical News Today)

Pollution and weather influence outcomes after heart attack
Pollution and weather influence outcomes after a heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Ms Aneta Cislak, research fellow in the Silesian Centre for Heart Diseases... (Medical News Today)

Prolonged television watchers have higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism
Prolonged television watchers have a higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism, a condition associated with long haul flights, reveals research presented at ESC Congress today by Mr Toru Shirakawa... (Medical News Today)

Novel treatment algorithm launched in ESC/ERS pulmonary hypertension guidelines
A novel treatment algorithm for pulmonary arterial hypertension is launched in new pulmonary hypertension guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Respiratory Society... (Medical News Today)

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