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High-dose flu vaccine may not be more effective than standard dose in patients with high-risk cardiovascular disease

An industry-funded randomized trial in the U.S. and Canada found no significant difference between a high-dose group versus a standard-dose group in the time to first occurrence of all-cause death or cardiopulmonary hospitalization during three flu seasons.
15 Dec 2020

HRT for 10 years appears to cut risk of heart failure and heart attack without increasing cancer, deep venous thrombosis or stroke

Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for 10 years after menopause may have a significantly reduced risk of mortality, heart failure and heart attack without any increased risk of cancer, deep venous thrombosis or stroke, a study found.
16 Oct 2012

Treatment preferences do not vary by cognitive function in older patients, study finds

A cross-sectional survey at two U.S. academic medical centers asked older outpatients with mild cognitive impairment and normal cognition as well as patient-designated surrogates about treatment preferences in six health scenarios.
18 May 2021

Global risk assessment best for predicting heart failure in asymptomatic patients, panel finds

Global risk assessment best for predicting heart failure in asymptomatic patients, panel findsFree, two-minute dementia screen compares well to longer mini-assessments
16 Nov 2010

MKSAP Quiz: COPD evaluated during a routine visit

A 66-year-old man with a history of COPD is evaluated during a routine visit. He is able to walk one flight of stairs and one block before he develops dyspnea. He was last treated for two acute exacerbations of COPD within the last year, one of which required hospitalization. Following a physical exam and other tests, what patient characteristics place him at highest risk for a recurrent acute exacerbation?
9 Mar 2021

Scientific statement reviews cardiovascular risks, prevention, and treatment in patients with HIV

Even when adequately controlled, HIV is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, said a recent scientific statement from the American Heart Association, which offered advice on risk assessment and preventive treatment.
11 Jun 2019

Lower SBP linked to worse outcomes in older HF patients with reduced ejection fraction and hypertension

Clinicians should focus on preventing heart failure (HF) in patients with hypertension and providing optimal therapy in those with symptomatic disease, rather than on a specific blood pressure target, an editorial said.
25 Jun 2019

Cardiovascular events similar, adverse effects worse with chlorthalidone compared to hydrochlorothiazide

Chlorthalidone was associated with a significantly higher risk of hypokalemia, hyponatremia, acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, and abnormal weight gain.
25 Feb 2020

Diuretics may be superior to ACE inhibitors for initial hypertension monotherapy

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors appeared only modestly less effective than thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics, but the effect of initial monotherapy with the latter across the whole population could be substantial, the study authors concluded.
5 Nov 2019

New research looks at COVID-19 quarantine length in asymptomatic contacts, convalescent plasma for mild disease, related health issues

Seven-day quarantine may be sufficient for contacts without symptoms, older adults with mild disease may benefit from convalescent plasma, and cardiovascular deaths increased during the early stage of the pandemic.
12 Jan 2021

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