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ESH does not recommend cuffless devices for the diagnosis of hypertension

Time : 28th of June 2022 10:12:48 AM Physician/Medicine,Nursing,Cardiology

European Society of Hypertension (ESH) stated that cuffless blood pressure monitoring devices have some specific accuracy issues, rendering the standard cuff device validation protocols inadequate for their validation. Also, the clinical efficacy of cuffless devices with a universal validation protocol must be proven in healthy people and those with hypertension.

STS/AATS issues practice guidelines for managing type B aortic dissection

Time : 27th of June 2022 09:34:48 AM Physician/Medicine,Cardiology

Class I recommendations of STS/AATS include using a stepwise approach for evaluating and treating patients with type B aortic stenosis (TBAD), followed by careful clinical surveillance. Optimal medical therapy is recommended in patients with uncomplicated TBAD. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair is indicated for complicated TBADs with favourable anatomy for the procedure.
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Preoperative AF increase the risk of postoperative cardiac adverse outcomes

Time : 24th of June 2022 08:40:08 AM Physician/Medicine,Cardiology

Pre-existing atrial fibrillation (AF) was independently associated with the postoperative cardiac adverse outcomes after noncardiac surgeries, including vascular, thoracic, gynaecological, orthopaedic surgeries and head, breast and neck transplantations, as per a study. AF increased the risk of heart failure, mortality and stroke by 95% after noncardiac surgeries.
  Twitter @preopconsult

Researchers uncover the mystery of heart repair

Time : 23rd of June 2022 12:18:28 PM Physician/Medicine,Cardiology

Inflammatory cells produce protein meteorin-like (METRNL), a new messenger substance, after a heart attack and stimulate the KIT-positive vascular cells for the new blood vessel formation. This heart repair did not work in mouse models without METRNL, while those treated with METRNL formed new blood vessels in the intact areas, as per a study.

Twenty minutes of exercise could protect the heart health of teens

Time : 23rd of June 2022 10:14:14 AM Paediatrics,Nutrition & Fitness,Cardiology

Adolescents who did the vigorous exercise for a minimum of 20 minutes had improved health, as per a study. Also, they experienced a reduced risk of diabetes, obesity, hypertension, poor mental health, heart disease, and death, as per a study. These findings could help develop future health guidelines for adolescents, offering more effective daily exercise goals.
  American Academy of Pediatrics

Restricted IV fluid therapy does not benefit patients in ICU

Time : 23rd of June 2022 09:09:48 AM Physician/Medicine,Cardiology

The IV fluid restriction did not show fewer fatalities at 90 days than European standard IV fluid therapy in ICU patients with septic shock, as per a study. Also, the five-day cumulative fluid balance did not significantly differ between patients given standard and restricted fluid therapy. These findings suggest an individualised vigilant fluid management strategy.
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Intracoronary ACh for epicardial and microvascular spasm diagnosis could be safe

Time : 22nd of June 2022 12:19:36 PM Physician/Medicine,Diagnostics & Pathology,Cardiology

Incidence of major complications associated with intracoronary acetylcholine (ACh) was 0.5% without death reports, as per a study. Also, the procedure showed superior safety records in Western populations presenting with myocardial ischemia or infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries. These findings will help to standardise Ach testing to improve clinical diagnosis.
  Twitter @heart_spasms

Anthracycline-linked LV dysfunction could be predicted by a blood cell biomarker

Time : 21st of June 2022 02:55:37 PM Pharma News,Oncology,Diagnostics & Pathology,Cardiology

Growth differentiation factor 15 and Galectin-13 levels were doubled and linked to increased risk of early anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity (ACIC) with hazard ratios of 3.74 and 4.25, respectively, according to a study. Neuropilin-1 and complement factor H were identified as potential ACIC biomarkers after a biomarker interactome analysis.
  Twitter @mmamas1973

Multiple heart-related disorders can be associated with increased dementia risk

Time : 21st of June 2022 01:08:18 PM Physician/Medicine,Neurology & Neurosurgery,Cardiology

People who were diagnosed with a stroke, heart attack and diabetes were three times more at risk of dementia compared to those with genetic risk, as per a study. Also, people with multiple heart metabolic conditions had extensive damage to their entire brain. In contrast, people with high genetic risk showed exacerbations only in particular brain parts.
  The Web Serv

Pregnant women with PCOS can be at risk of cardiac complications during delivery

Time : 21st of June 2022 10:46:00 AM Obstetrics & Gynaecology,Cardiology

Pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) had 56%, 76%, 79%, and 82% increased risk of preeclampsia, heart failure, weakened heart, and developing blood clots, respectively, during delivery compared to those without hormone disorders, as per a study. Also, these patients had a 2-fold increased risk of abnormal heart rhythms than women without hormone disorders.
  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine