Lower leg skeletal muscle function may contribute to exercise capacity through an indirect mechanism on cardiac function in HF.
Impact of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Level on Risk Stratification of Thromboembolism and Death in Patients With Nonvalvu......
In a real-world cohort of Japanese NVAF patients, high BNP was significantly associated with TE and death. Plasma BNP might be a useful biomarker for these adverse clinical events.
Relationship Between Cotinine-Verified Smoking Status and Incidence of Hypertension in 74,743 Korean Adults.
This longitudinal study showed that cotinine-verified new-smoking and sustained-smoking decreased the risk for incident HTN, especially in men, compared with never-smoking.
Topiroxostat showed protective effects against I/R injury with higher potency than allopurinol or NAC. It dramatically inhibited XO activity and TBARS production, suggesting suppression of ROS generation.
When adequate LDL-C level is achieved, patients on a low-moderate-intensity statin dose have similar cardiovascular outcomes to those on high-intensity statins.
Endogenous Adenosine May Be Related to Left Ventricular Dysfunction, Dilation, and Wall Thinning in Patients With Heart ......
Endogenous adenosine may be related to LV dysfunction, dilation, and wall thinning in cardiac patients.
This large study found an inverse relationship between menarche age and LV diastolic dysfunction. Future prospective studies are needed to investigate potential causal relationships.
Aortopathy in an Adult With Tricuspid Atresia and Left Ventricular Non-Compaction After Fontan Procedure.
Prolapse Volume to Prolapse Height Ratio for Differentiating Barlow's Disease From Fibroelastic Deficiency....
The PV-PH ratio was able to differentiate Barlow's disease from FED with high accuracy. 3D quantification including this value should be performed before MV repair.