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November 24, 2015

Road traffic noise linked to deaths and increased risk of stroke

Long-term exposure to road traffic noise is associated with small increased risks of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in the general population, particularly for stroke in the elderly, according to a recent UK study.1

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July 30, 2015

Improved functioning for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors

The proportion of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors with preserved function over time – measured by return to work – increased significantly from 2001-2011, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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July 30, 2015

First ESC recommendations for arrhythmias and CKD published

The first European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommendations for patients with cardiac arrhythmias and chronic kidney disease (CKD) were presented recently at the EHRA Europace Cardiostim 2015 meeting, and published in EP Europace.1

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July 30, 2015

Novel versus traditional risk factors in coronary heart disease

Novel risk factors are superior to traditional risk factors for predicting 5-year risk of secondary events in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD), according to the Heart and Soul Study, based at the University of California, San Francisco, published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association.1

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May 28, 2015

“Isolated” AF is not benign

Long-term atrial fibrillation (AF)-related stroke and mortality risks are similar between individuals with and without secondary AF precipitants, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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May 28, 2015

Passive smoking in childhood impacts on adult cardiovascular health

Children exposed to parental smoking in childhood had approximately twice the risk of having plaque in their carotid artery 26 years later as did those whose parents did not smoke in childhood, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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April 29, 2015

β-blockers safe in post-MI patients with COPD?

Despite earlier concerns of possible harmful effects, it has now been shown that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) discharged with β‐blockers after a myocardial infarction (MI) had a lower all‐cause mortality compared to patients not prescribed β‐blockers, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association.1

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December 19, 2014

AEDs improve survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Wider use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) is associated with increased survival in patients with a shockable initial rhythm after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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August 5, 2014

Extra-virgin olive oil reduces AF risk

In the absence of proven interventions for the primary prevention of atrial fibrillation (AF), extra-virgin olive oil in the context of a Mediterranean dietary pattern may reduce the risk of AF, according to a post hoc analysis of the PREDIMED (Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea) trial published recently.1

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August 5, 2014

Atrial fibrillation Eurowide: there’s a lot of it about!

The number of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in Europe is predicted to be up to17 million by the year 2030, with the number of new cases of AF per year standing at 120,000–215,000, according to a report recently published in Clinical Epidemiology.1

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