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Paulus Kirchhof, Stefano Benussi, Dipak Kotecha, Anders Ahlsson, Dan Atar, Barbara Casadei, Manuel Castella, Hans-Christoph Diener, Hein Heidbuchel, Jeroen Hendriks, Gerhard Hindricks, Antonis S Manolis, Jonas Oldgren, Bogdan Alexandru Popescu, Ulrich Schotten, Bart Van Putte, Panagiotis Vardas
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August 27, 2016: European Heart Journal
Alexander C Fanaroff, Jennifer A Rymer, Sarah A Goldstein, David L Simel, L Kristin Newby
IMPORTANCE: About 10% of patients with acute chest pain are ultimately diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Early, accurate estimation of the probability of ACS in these patients using the clinical examination could prevent many hospital admissions among low-risk patients and ensure that high-risk patients are promptly treated. OBJECTIVE: To review systematically the accuracy of the initial history, physical examination, electrocardiogram, and risk scores incorporating these elements with the first cardiac-specific troponin...
November 10, 2015: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Isabel Montilla Padilla, Roberto Martín-Asenjo, Héctor Bueno
The mean age of patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) has been increasing steadily in the last decades, so managing very old patients has become common practice. The oldest patients are under-represented in clinical trials, so specific evidence is scarce. Still, antithrombotic therapy and invasive strategy are the pillars of appropriate treatment even in the oldest patients. However, the elderly population is a heterogeneous group showing important divergences between chronological and biological age, which needs specific evaluation...
August 25, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Eduard Shantsila, Gregory Yh Lip
BACKGROUND: Morbidity in patients with chronic heart failure is high, and this predisposes them to thrombotic complications, including stroke and thromboembolism, which in turn contribute to high mortality. Oral anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin) and antiplatelet agents (e.g. aspirin) are the principle oral antithrombotic agents. Many heart failure patients with sinus rhythm take aspirin because coronary artery disease is the leading cause of heart failure. Oral anticoagulants have become a standard in the management of heart failure with atrial fibrillation...
September 15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Karolina Koziol, Vanessa Van der Merwe, Erin Yakiwchuk, Lynette Kosar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
Morton Leibowitz, Tomas Karpati, Chandra J Cohen-Stavi, Becca S Feldman, Moshe Hoshen, Haim Bitterman, Samy Suissa, Ran D Balicer
IMPORTANCE: International guidelines recommend treatment with statins for patients with preexisting ischemic heart disease to prevent additional cardiovascular events but differ regarding target levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Trial data on this question are inconclusive and observational data are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between levels of LDL-C achieved with statin treatment and cardiovascular events in adherent patients with preexisting ischemic heart disease...
August 1, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
Jeff D Williamson, Mark A Supiano, William B Applegate, Dan R Berlowitz, Ruth C Campbell, Glenn M Chertow, Larry J Fine, William E Haley, Amret T Hawfield, Joachim H Ix, Dalane W Kitzman, John B Kostis, Marie A Krousel-Wood, Lenore J Launer, Suzanne Oparil, Carlos J Rodriguez, Christianne L Roumie, Ronald I Shorr, Kaycee M Sink, Virginia G Wadley, Paul K Whelton, Jeffrey Whittle, Nancy F Woolard, Jackson T Wright, Nicholas M Pajewski
IMPORTANCE: The appropriate treatment target for systolic blood pressure (SBP) in older patients with hypertension remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of intensive (<120 mm Hg) compared with standard (<140 mm Hg) SBP targets in persons aged 75 years or older with hypertension but without diabetes. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A multicenter, randomized clinical trial of patients aged 75 years or older who participated in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT)...
June 28, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Salim Yusuf, Jackie Bosch, Gilles Dagenais, Jun Zhu, Denis Xavier, Lisheng Liu, Prem Pais, Patricio López-Jaramillo, Lawrence A Leiter, Antonio Dans, Alvaro Avezum, Leopoldo S Piegas, Alexander Parkhomenko, Katalin Keltai, Matyas Keltai, Karen Sliwa, Ron J G Peters, Claes Held, Irina Chazova, Khalid Yusoff, Basil S Lewis, Petr Jansky, Kamlesh Khunti, William D Toff, Christopher M Reid, John Varigos, Gregorio Sanchez-Vallejo, Robert McKelvie, Janice Pogue, Hyejung Jung, Peggy Gao, Rafael Diaz, Eva Lonn
BACKGROUND: Previous trials have shown that the use of statins to lower cholesterol reduces the risk of cardiovascular events among persons without cardiovascular disease. Those trials have involved persons with elevated lipid levels or inflammatory markers and involved mainly white persons. It is unclear whether the benefits of statins can be extended to an intermediate-risk, ethnically diverse population without cardiovascular disease. METHODS: In one comparison from a 2-by-2 factorial trial, we randomly assigned 12,705 participants in 21 countries who did not have cardiovascular disease and were at intermediate risk to receive rosuvastatin at a dose of 10 mg per day or placebo...
May 26, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Eveliina Upmeier, Jenni Vire, Maarit Jaana Korhonen, Hannu Isoaho, Aapo Lehtonen, Seija Arve, Maarit Wuorela, Matti Viitanen
OBJECTIVE: to compare cardiovascular morbidity and risk factor profiles of two 70-year-old cohorts of Finns examined in 1991 and 2011 and to describe prevalence of statin use according to cardiovascular risk in the later cohort. METHODS: 1920-born cohort of community-dwelling 70-year-old persons (n = 1032) participated in comprehensive health surveys, physical and laboratory examinations in the Turku Elderly Study (TUVA) during 1991-92. In 2011, identical examination pattern was performed, in a 1940-born cohort of 70-year-old persons (n = 956) from the same area...
January 2016: Age and Ageing
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