• Patients with chronic coronary syndromes, diabetes may be at elevated risk for CV events

    11 days ago - By Healio

    Nearly 30% of patients with chronic coronary syndromes have diabetes and are at an increased risk for adverse CV outcomes, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
    “Diabetes was linked with worse outcomes, even in areas with the lowest prevalence. In Europe, for instance, diabetes was linked with a 29% greater risk of the combined outcome of heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death. This indicates that management of these very high-risk patients with heart disease and diabetes should be improved. Each country needs to identify these patients
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  • Elevated NT-proBNP confers adverse CV events in HFrEF regardless of BMI

    Elevated NT-proBNP confers adverse CV events in HFrEF regardless of BMI

    11 days ago - By Healio

    Among patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction, elevated N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide level was associated with greater risk for HF hospitalization and CV mortality, regardless of BMI, researchers reported.
    As Healio previously reported, the GUIDE-IT trial determined that a NT-proBNP-guided strategy did not benefit patients with HFrEF any more than usual care. The GUIDE-IT trial was halted for futility after enrolling 864 patients. For the present analysis, researchers compared results based on obesity status.
    “Obese patients have
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