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Cardiology Management

Aspirin in Primary Prevention

2019 01 Dec

Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) has the unique ability to to irreversibly acetylate serine in the active site of cyclo-oxygenase (COX), permanently blocking its action in prostaglandin synthesis. This results in analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory effects. In the platelet, it has a more durable and sustained effect. However, while aspirin... Read more

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Sleep Disturbances, Socioeconomic Inequalities and Cardiovascular Disease

2019 01 Dec

Insufficient sleep is one reason why disadvantaged groups have more heart disease. That’s the finding of a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). People with lower socioeconomic status sleep less for a variety of reasons: they may do several jobs, work in shifts, live in noisy environments,... Read more

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ENCOURAGE Trial - Simple Nudges Improve Statin Prescription Adherence

2019 23 Nov

Statins are an effective medication for treating patients with heart disease. They cut the risk of a second major adverse cardiac event by almost 50$. But only about 6% of patients take statins as prescribed. One way to solve that? Nudge them. Literally. In a new study presented to heart specialists from around the world, researchers at the Intermountain... Read more

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Running Lowers Risk of Death

2019 14 Nov

There has been extensive literature on the benefits of exercise, including running. Not only does running improve physical endurance, it has been shown to lower body weight, enable better control of blood pressure and blood glucose, improve mental health and lower the risk of adverse cardiac events. However, current literature on how much to run, at... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Future of Cardiovascular Medicine – Technology, Gender Bias and Treatment Strategies

2019 13 Nov

Prof. Mamas A Mamas is a structural interventional cardiologist, treating patients with underlying coronary artery with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in both the elective and emergency setting and undertaking Transcatheter Aortic Valve Interventions (TAVI). He is also the Associate Editor of Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cash Cow Infographic

2019 13 Nov

An overview of healthcare industry revenue, growth and expenditures.  Read more

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Statins in Children with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

2019 21 Oct

Familial hypercholesterolaemia is typically characterised by severely elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and premature cardiovascular disease. While the short-term efficacy of statin therapy in children is well established, there is still a lack of longer follow-up studies to evaluate specific changes in the risk of cardiovascular... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Sex and Gender Influence on Hypertension

2019 02 Oct

Despite underlying physiological differences and a different set of risk factors, diagnosis, management, and treatment strategies for hypertension do not account for sex and gender variances. Evidence-based guidelines for hypertension treatment from clinical trials are similar between males and females; however, most of these trials do not... Read more

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All-in-One Pill Reduces Blood Pressure

2019 23 Sep

A combination pill containing three medications used to tackle high blood pressure and one used for high cholesterol was found to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk by 25%.   The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), assessed the effectiveness of atorvastatin, amlodipine, losartan and hydrochlorothiazide in polypill... Read more

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#ESCCongress: Cardiovascular Medicine Will Never Be The Same

2019 29 Aug

ESC Congress is the world’s largest gathering of cardiovascular professionals contributing to global awareness of the latest clinical trials and breakthrough discoveries. ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology takes place from 31 August to 4 September at the Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France. The  ESC Congress... Read more