Drinking and smoking

Recreational substances associated with a higher likelihood of premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

By Saadia Aslam Despite an upsurge in the incidence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD) among young adults, the attributable risk of recreational substance use among…

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ECG

2020 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) ended 2020 by publishing updated guidance on the management of valvular heart disease. This document covered significant ground with regards to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transcatheter mitral valve repair.

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Air Pollution

Leading cardiovascular organisations call for urgent action to reduce air pollution

“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, air pollution was an issue of growing concern due to its impact on people’s health, although it was frequently overlooked…

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Procedure

Current use and safety of novel oral anticoagulants in adults with congenital heart disease: results of a nationwide analysis including more than 44,000 patients

Dr Amit Bhan examines a study on Novel Oral Anticoagulants recently published in the European Heart Journal.

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