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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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Prasugrel and ticagrelor associated with similar efficacy and safety following myocardial infarction

By Ahmed El-Medany In a large retrospective study by Venetsanos et al, researchers analysed 37,990 patients from the SWEDEHEART registry with myocardial infarction (MI) who…

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People infected with COVID-19 have a higher risk of dying after a cardiac arrest. A report from the Swedish Registry for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

COVID-19 patients who suffer a cardiac arrest either in or out of hospital are far more likely to die than patients who are not infected with the coronavirus.

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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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