Clinical Dossier 2020 : Cardiology
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death globally. Therefore, it is essential for the clinicians to choose wisely all diagnostic/therapeutic measures that are of help in improving the health status of patients.
Clinical Dossier Cardiology is a special collection of articles providing the latest clinical information in cardiovascular medicine. The article types include reviews, commentaries, perspectives, and guidelines. This dossier aims to provide up-to-date information about management strategies for cardiovascular problems, thereby promoting best clinical practice and improving patient health outcomes.
There are six sections in this input: CAD, AF, Hypertension, Lipids, Inflammation and Heart, Nutritional Status and Heart, and Future in Cardiology, with a special chapter focusing on Biomarkers in CVD.
Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the print media is currently not functional. We are now offering just the preview of this input and readers can access one article under each section online.
Coronary Artery Disease
Global Updates on Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Trends and Attribution of Traditional Risk Factors
Understanding country-specific nuances contributing to CVD burdens can help guide policymakers and epidemiologists to design tailored interventions.
Antithrombotic therapy for chronic coronary syndrome and atrial fibrillation: less might be more
According to this meta-analysis, the authors think that primum non nocere still stands true: unless future randomized evidence suggests otherwise, most AF patients should be on OAC monotherapy.
Subclinical Organ Damage in Children and Adolescents with Hypertension: Current Guidelines and Beyond
Summarizes the actual knowledge about subclinical organ damage (SOD) in hypertensive children and adolescents and its association with cardiovascular disease in children and young adults.
Lipids, Inflammation and Heart
Statins, LDL Cholesterol Control, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, and Atherosclerosis Progression: A Clinical Perspective
Statins lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) percentwise while preventing atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular events in proportion to the absolute LDL-C gradient.
Nutritional Status and Heart
Dairy Consumption and Cardiometabolic Diseases: Systematic Review and Updated Meta-Analyses of Prospective Cohort Studies
Latest evidence shows neutral or beneficial associations between specific dairy products and risk of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and stroke.
Future in Cardiology
Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve: the Future of Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring
Summarizes the novel category of wearable ECG monitors and identifies where patients, healthcare providers, and device manufacturers should focus efforts to maximize the clinical benefit of these devices.
Once this crisis eases and print operation resumes, the print copies of this dossier will be shared with the doctors. It is sincerely hoped that this dossier will serve an invaluable tool for the purpose of continuing medical education.