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Latest Cardiology News

Risk-Based Screening Improves Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Cardiovascular risk screening intervals based on risk category-specific progression rates would perform better and improve cost-effectiveness compared with established five-year screening intervals, according to a study published in the April issue of The Lancet Public Health.

In Severe, Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis, Early Surgery May Help

Early aortic valve replacement may improve survival in patients with severe, asymptomatic aortic stenosis, according to a study published online March 20 in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Normalizing BP in Elderly With Hypertension May Up Mortality

Normalized blood pressure is associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality for older adults during hypertension treatment, with increased risk seen in octogenarians and those with previous cardiovascular events, according to a study recently published in the European Heart Journal.

Cardiac-Specific Comorbidity Index Beats Generic Indexes

For patients admitted to the hospital with a cardiac condition, a cardiac-specific comorbidity index outperforms generic indexes for predicting mortality, according to study published online March 18 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.