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Best of ESC Congress 2015 - An Overview

2015 02 Sep

The ESC Congress this year broke all previous records in attendance with nearly 32,773 registrations. Delegates from all over the world attended the Congress this year, bringing forth the latest medical research and the most advanced updates in the field of Cardiology. As pointed out by ESC President, Professor Fausto Pinto, from Portugal. 40 percent... Read more

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Rapid Test Speeds Up Chest Pain Triage - BACC Trial

2015 02 Sep

According to German research presented at the ESC Congress in London, patients arriving at the emergency department with chest pain suggestive of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) can be triaged more quickly and more safely using a new rapid assay with refined cut-offs.In a Hot Line presentation, the Biomarkers in Acute Cardiovascular Care (BACC) study... Read more

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Study Shows No Benefit to Gene Transfer Therapy in Heart Failure

2015 01 Sep

Gene transfer therapy aimed at correcting an enzyme abnormality involved in myocardial contraction and relaxation did not improve outcomes in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction, results of the CUPID 2 study show.The findings, presented today at ESC Congress 2015, represent the largest gene transfer study to date in this population.“Despite... Read more

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Carbonated Drinks Linked with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

2015 01 Sep

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. The study in nearly 800,000 patients suggests that limiting consumption of carbonated beverages may be beneficial for health.“Some epidemiologic studies... Read more

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Multiple Risk Factors Cancel Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Ischaemic Stroke Risk

2015 01 Sep

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 Congress. The findings suggest that stroke prevention in the elderly may need to focus on the concomitant effects of multiple risk factors rather than on... Read more

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Coffee Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Young Adults with Mild Hypertension

2015 01 Sep

Coffee drinking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events (mainly heart attacks) in young adults (18-45) with mild hypertension, according to research presented at ESC Congress by Dr Lucio Mos, a cardiologist at Hospital of San Daniele del Friuli in Udine, Italy. The 12 year study in more than 1 200 patients found that heavy coffee... Read more

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Young Women With Diabetes have Six-Fold Risk of Heart Attack

2015 31 Aug

Women aged 45 years and under with diabetes have a six-fold risk of heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Congress. The study in more than 7 000 women also found that young women who had a heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI) were more likely to be smokers than older women with MI. “Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) affect mainly the... Read more

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Spironolactone “A Clear Winner” for Resistant Hypertension

2015 31 Aug

According to the results of the PATHWAY-2 Trial presented at the ESC Congress 2015 in London, the addition of the diuretic spironolactone in patients with poor blood pressure control despite treatment with a combination of three drugs (‘resistant hypertension’) was significantly more effective than adding other blood pressure lowering drugs.The Hot... Read more

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Half-Dose Combo of Common Diuretics a “Win-Win” for Hypertension

2015 31 Aug

The combination of two commonly used diuretics, each at half dose, can significantly reduce blood pressure without the side-effects caused by full doses of either alone, researchers from the PATHWAY 3 study have found. The findings, reported at ESC Congress 2015, “support first-line use of this combination in patients requiring diuretic therapy for... Read more

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Leadless Pacemaker Study Assesses Safety and Efficacy

2015 30 Aug

In a Hot Line presentation at the ESC Congress in London, investigators reported the findings from the LEADLESS II study which showed that a leadless cardiac pacemaker demonstrated good safety and reliable function during the initial six months of follow-up. The findings have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study shows that... Read more


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