Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
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Calculating cardiac risk in obese adolescents before and after onset of lifestyle intervention.
Prevalence and severity of obesity in adolescents is increasing worldwide. The obesity-associated cardiovascular risk factors (CRF) determine cardiac risk as demonstrated by longitudinal studies. Fat distribution and not overall fat mass determines the cardiac risk, since intra-abdom...
Gastroesophageal reflux and atrial fibrillation: is there any correlation?
We will briefly review GERD, AF and hiatal hernias, consider the available literature covering the association between these diseases and provide further insight into the topic in general....
Advances in noninvasive imaging for evaluating clinical risk and guiding therapy in carotid atherosclerosis.
Managing asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis with a view to preventing ischemic stroke is a challenging task. As the annual risk of stroke in untreated asymptomatic patients on average is less than the risk of surgical intervention, the key question is how to identify those asymptom...
Low-dose cardiac imaging: reducing exposure but not accuracy.
Cardiac imaging techniques that use ionizing radiation have become an integral part of current cardiology practice. However, concern has arisen that ionizing radiation exposure, even at the low levels used for medical imaging, is associated with the risk of cancer. From a single diag...
Less RAAS is more, or not.
Update on selecting and adjusting antiplatelet therapy for prevention of noncardiogenic, recurrent ischemic stroke.
Antiplatelet therapy is a cornerstone of secondary prevention in patients with prior stroke or transient ischemic attack. Recent clinical trials and subanalyses of previous trials have influenced the selection of antiplatelet agents. Clinical decisions regarding the use of antiplatel...
Anti-thrombotic therapy in infective endocarditis.
We provide an overview of the available experimental and clinical data on anti-thrombotic treatment in IE and summarize the current guidelines. An early diagnosis, prompt empiric antibiotic treatment and a careful selection of patients who benefit from early surgical intervention remain essential in...
Selective and specific I(f) inhibition with ivabradine: new perspectives for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
I (f) inhibitor, reduces myocardial oxygen demand, increases diastolic perfusion time and improves energetics in ischemic myocardium. Ivabradine protects the myocardium during ischemia, improves left ventricular function in heart failure and reduces remodeling following myocardial infarction. It imp...
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: long-term outcomes.
These results confirm the inherently recurrent nature of atrial fibrillation and the need for multiple procedures to achieve reasonable long-term successful maintenance of sinus rhythm....
Insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes and obesity: implications for endothelial function.