More work needed to meet LDL goals: SANTORINI

More work needed to meet LDL goals: SANTORINI

MANNHEIM More patients with high cardiovascular risk are reaching their LDL-cholesterol goals probably thanks to combination lipid-lowering therapy, but much work remains to be done, suggest data from a European registry. More than 7200 patients with baseline and 1-year cholesterol measurements from the SANTORINI registry were included in the current analysis. The results showed that … Read more

Heart health: 16 genes linked to increased risk of heart attack in women

A young woman looks to the side with her back to the camera in front of a wall

Share on PinterestYounger and middle-aged women may be at greater risk for certain health conditions. Stanislaw Pytel/Getty Images Researchers have examined the genetics behind spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a condition that can be life-threatening. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection can lead to heart attacks, particularly in women younger than 60. The condition can occur without … Read more

The Webb telescope has just stared at the heart of a fascinating galaxy

A highly detailed view of the center of the spiral galaxy NGC 5068.

The James Webb Space Telescope is so powerful it can vividly see stars in a galaxy 17 million light-years away. Astronomers have aimed the most advanced space observatory ever built on the galaxy NGC 5068, peering deep into its starry core. The main goal is to better understand how stars, like our energy-providing sun, form … Read more

Identifying the cause of mysterious heart disease in women

Identifying the cause of mysterious heart disease in women

SCAD (spontaneous coronary artery dissection) is a relatively unknown cause of myocardial infarction. It is a dangerous disorder that mainly affects women in which a tear forms in one of the blood channels of the heart, resulting in a heart attack. It is not known how much SCAD differs genetically from other cardiovascular disorders, such … Read more

Clinical Overview: Dapagliflozin for Patients with Heart Failure, Ejection Fraction Reduced, and Ejection Fraction Preserved

Clinical Overview: Dapagliflozin for Patients with Heart Failure, Ejection Fraction Reduced, and Ejection Fraction Preserved

introduction Chronic heart failure is a progressive disease associated with poor quality of life if not managed appropriately. Patients with chronic heart failure who are not maintained on guideline-directed medical therapy, as well as lifestyle modifications, are at an increased risk of experiencing heart failure exacerbations that can lead to hospitalization. Thus, management of this … Read more