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1 Thiazide-like/calcium channel blocker agents: a major combination for hypertension management American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

2 The cardiovascular effect of the uremic solute indole-3 acetic acid Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Comparison of bolus and continuous infusion of esmolol on hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy, endotracheal intubation and sternotomy in coronary artery bypass graft Full Text Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Impact of dairy consumption on essential hypertension: A clinical study Full Text Nutrition Journal, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Prognostic value of cardiac troponin in patients with chronic kidney disease without suspected acute coronary syndrome: A systematic review Annals of Internal Medicine, September 2, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

6 Femoral vascular closure device use, bivalirudin anticoagulation and bleeding after primary angioplasty for STEMI: Results from the HORIZONS-AMI trial Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Cardiac-resynchronization therapy in patients with systolic heart failure and QRS interval <=130 ms: insights from a meta-analysis EP Europace, September 2, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article    Clinical Article

8 Postconditioning in ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a systematic review, critical appraisal, and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials Full Text Vascular Health and Risk Management, September 2, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

9 Prognostic value of pulmonary vascular resistance estimated by cardiac magnetic resonance in patients with chronic heart failure European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Super-responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy remain at risk for ventricular arrhythmias and benefit from defibrillator treatment European Journal of Heart Failure, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Effects of structured heart failure disease management on mortality and morbidity depend on patients mood: results from the Interdisciplinary Network for Heart Failure Study European Journal of Heart Failure, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Effects of person-centred and integrated chronic heart failure and palliative home care. PREFER: a randomized controlled study European Journal of Heart Failure, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Impaired left atrial function in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction European Journal of Heart Failure, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

14 An update on the pharmacogenetics of treating hypertension Journal of Human Hypertension, September 2, 2014    Review Article

15 Large artery stiffness and carotid intima-media thickness in relation to markers of calcium and bone mineral metabolism in African women older than 46 years Journal of Human Hypertension, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Association between undiagnosed hypertension and microalbuminuria in South Asians without known diabetes Journal of Human Hypertension, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Presence of perforin in endomyocardial biopsies of patients with inflammatory cardiomyopathy predicts poor outcome European Journal of Heart Failure, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: Is it more than just cerebral vasoconstriction? Cephalalgia, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

19 The impact of tort reform on intensity of treatment: evidence from heart patients Journal of Health Economics, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

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Muscle strength in adolescence decreases CVD risk

As reported in BMC Medicine, adolescents (n=38588) with the highest tertile of muscle strength had a decreased risk of CVD (HR=0.88) compared to adolescents with the lowest tertile of muscle strength after 42 y of follow-up. Of note, low muscle strength in adolescence by itself had no effect on CVD risk in middle age (HR=0.99). In contrast, high muscle strength in adolescence significantly decreased the risk of CVD in middle age (HR=1.31).

Rho-associated kinase activity is a biomarker for cardiovascular events

As reported in Hypertension, rho-associated kinase activity is an independent predictor of cardiovascular events. The study involved 633 patients undergoing routine health screening examinations with a median follow-up of 42 months. There were 29 cardiovascular-related deaths, 2 myocardial infarctions, 20 revascularizations, 15 strokes, and 17 hospitalizations for heart failure. The HRs for first cardiovascular event, death, stroke, and revascularization were 2.19, 2.57, 2.14, and 2.68, respectively.

Relationship benefit in women with IHD

As reported in BMC Medicine, women who were married or living with a partner had a decreased risk of mortality (RR=0.72) after the first ischemic heart disease (IHD) event compared to women who were not married or living with a partner. The study involved 734626 women with no history of IHD who were followed for 8.6 y; there were 30747 women with a first IHD event and 2148 deaths.


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