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- 02/2016

Allopurinol and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Adults With Hypertension

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Allopurinol lowers blood pressure in adolescents and has other vasoprotective effects. Whether similar benefits occur in older individuals remains unclear. We hypothesized that allopurinol is associated with improved cardiovascular outcomes in older adults with hypertension. Data from the United Kingdom Clinical Research Practice Datalink were used. Multivariate Cox-proportional hazard models were applied to estimate hazard

- 02/2016

Convention Consensus Document Intersocietaria

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Si è concluso Giovedì 4 Febbraio il “Convention Consensus Document Intersocietaria”, tenutosi a Catania su iniziativa dell’A.N.M.C.O., che ha visto riunite le più importanti società scientifiche di area medica, di farmacologia, di biochimica clinica e di biologia molecolare clinica, per condividere la realizzazione del primo Documento Scientifico di Consenso Intersocietario Pluridisciplinare sulle dislipidemie. Con il

- 02/2016

Effect of Diabetes and Glycemic Control on Ischemic Stroke Risk in AF Patients

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Background  Diagnosed diabetes mellitus (DM) is a consistently documented risk factor for ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Objectives  The purpose of this study was to assess the association between duration of diabetes and elevated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) with risk of stroke among diabetic patients with AF. Methods  We assessed this association in the ATRIA

- 02/2016

Meta-Analysis of Risks for Short-Term Readmission in Patients With Heart Failure

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This investigation sought to quantify the risk factors for short-term readmission in patients with heart failure (HF). Electronic databases were systematically searched for studies reporting relative risk, odds ratio, and hazard ratio for the combined primary outcome of all-cause hospital readmission or all-cause mortality ≤90 days from discharge of patients with HF. Clinical characteristics, study design,

- 02/2016

Relation of Adiponectin to All-Cause Mortality, Cardiovascular Mortality, and Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (from the Dallas Heart Study)

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Adiponectin is a key component in multiple metabolic pathways. Studies evaluating associations of adiponectin with clinical outcomes in older adults have reported conflicting results. We investigated the association of adiponectin with mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity in a young, multiethnic adult population. We analyzed data from participants in the Dallas Heart Study without baseline

- 01/2016

Impact of Modifiable Risk Factors on B-type Natriuretic Peptide and Cardiac Troponin T Concentrations

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The American Journal of Cardiology Alcohol use, physical activity, diet, and cigarette smoking are modifiable cardiovascular risk factors that have a substantial impact on the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and cardiovascular death. We hypothesized that these behaviors may alter concentrations of cardiac troponin, a marker of myocyte injury, and B-type natriuretic peptide, a marker

- 01/2016

Exercise-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation for Coronary Heart Disease

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology Background  Although recommended in guidelines for the management of coronary heart disease (CHD), concerns have been raised about the applicability of evidence from existing meta-analyses of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR). Objectives  The goal of this study is to update the Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis of exercise-based CR for

- 01/2016

Autonomic Findings in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

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The American Journal of Cardiology Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) often occurs after emotional or physical stress. Norepinephrine levels are unusually high in the acute phase, suggesting a hyperadrenergic mechanism. Comparatively little is known about parasympathetic function in patients with TC. We sought to characterize autonomic function at rest and in response to physical and emotional stimuli

- 01/2016

Aldosterone Predicts Cardiovascular, Renal, and Metabolic Disease in the General Community: A 4‐Year Follow‐Up

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Abstract Background We recently reported that normal aldosterone levels are associated with cardiovascular, renal, and metabolic disease in a sample of the US general community (Visit 1). For the current analyses we used the same cohort in a new 4‐year follow‐up study (Visit 2). Methods and Results We measured aldosterone at Visit 1 and analyzed

- 01/2016

Blood pressure lowering for prevention of cardiovascular disease and death: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Summary Background The benefits of blood pressure lowering treatment for prevention of cardiovascular disease are well established. However, the extent to which these effects differ by baseline blood pressure, presence of comorbidities, or drug class is less clear. We therefore performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify these differences. Method For this systematic review