Loneliness is bad for the heart
Loneliness is bad for the heart and a strong predictor of premature death, according to a study presented at EuroHeartCare 2018, the European Society of Cardiology’s annual nursing congress. The study found that feeling lonely was a stronger predictor of poor outcomes than living alone, in both men and women.
Heart failure patients with a higher protein intake live longer
Heart doctors call for permission to provide therapy to stroke patients
Heart doctors from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council on Stroke are calling on national health authorities for permission to provide stroke patients with mechanical thrombectomy, a life-saving treatment for acute ischaemic stroke, in regions where there is a lack of trained specialists. Details of the proposal were presented at EuroPCR 2018.
European Society of Cardiology issues consensus statement on inflammation in atherosclerosis
How low is too low? Experts debate blood pressure targets in post-SPRINT era
Following the landmark SPRINT trial, there is a growing body of evidence for reducing systolic blood pressure targets, resulting in the development of new US guidelines. However, this has led to many questions about the impact of such fundamental changes in blood pressure management, and whether they should be implemented in other constituencies.