A new study on menopausal women shows that leisure-time physical activity is associated with a healthier blood lipid profile. However, results suggest that leisure-time physical activity does not seem to entirely offset the unfavorable lipid profile changes associated with the menopausal transition.
In 2009, the Hypertension and Preeclampsia Intervention Trial At near Term-I (HYPITAT- I) trial showed that inducing labor in women with gestational hypertension or preeclampsia at the end of pregnancy reduces the number of high risk situations for the mother, without compromising the health of newborns.
A comprehensive study from Uppsala University, with over 325,000 participants, shows that deep belly fat is a major contributing risk factor for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study also shows that deep belly fat is a larger risk factor in women compared to men. Moreover, the scientists investigated how our genes affect the accumulation of fat and present a new, simpler method to estimate the amount of deep belly fat.
Ten-year survival rates are similar for bypass surgery and coronary stenting with drug-eluting stents in randomised patients with de novo three-vessel and left main coronary artery disease, according to late breaking results from the SYNTAX Extended Survival study presented at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology and published in The Lancet.
Rivaroxaban monotherapy is noninferior to combination therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation and stable coronary artery disease either not requiring intervention or more than one year after revascularisation. The late breaking results of the AFIRE study were presented in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Low-dose aspirin does not prolong disability-free survival of healthy people over 70, even in those at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease. The late breaking results of the ASPREE trial were presented at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.