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Cardiac complications may predict mortality from cirrhosis

September 20, 2017

Cardiovascular complications — including increased left atrial dimension and heart rate and reduced mean arterial pressure — may predict an increased risk for mortality among patients with cirrhosis, according to a recently published study.

“We performed a prospective study assessing the cardiac dimensions, systolic and diastolic function, and hemodynamic parameters in a large cohort of patients with different stages of cirrhosis using a noninvasive state-of-the-art echocardiography technique, with the aim of investigating the predictive values of these parameters in the clinical course of these patients,” Maurizio Cesari, MD, PhD, from the University of Padova, Italy, and colleagues wrote.

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Severe mental illness linked to substantially increased risk for CVD

September 20, 2017
Compared with the general population, those with severe mental illness have a substantially increased risk for CVD, according to findings recently published in World
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High BP reasons differ by sex in young adults

September 20, 2017
The factors that drive high BP differ among men and woman aged 36 to 65 years, suggesting a need for sex-specific treatments, according to findings presented at the…
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CAS, endarterectomy reduced stroke in Medicare beneficiaries

September 19, 2017
The number of patients who had a stroke after carotid artery stenting or carotid endarterectomy declined over time, according to an analysis published in JAMA. Use of…
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