Early rhythm control therapy improves outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation

Patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation benefit from early rhythm control therapy, according to results of the EAST-AFNET 4 trial presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2020. Rhythm control therapy is typically delayed unless patients have persistent symptoms on otherwise effective rate control. The EAST-AFNET 4 trial investigated whether rhythm control […]

Continue Reading

Living in disadvantaged neighborhoods doubles post-op delirium risk for older adults

Where you live can increase your risk for experiencing delirium after surgery. So said a study that showed older adults who live in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods are two times more likely to experience delirium after surgery than their counterparts from more affluent communities. These findings by researchers from the Aging Brain Center in the […]

Continue Reading

EBMT trial shows improvements in treatment of severe aplastic anemia

The European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), Europe’s collaborative peer network of professionals working in the field of stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy, announced today the results of the phase III RACE trial during EBMTs virtual 46th Annual Meeting. Preliminary data show that adding Eltrombopag to standard immunosuppressive treatment is safe and […]

Continue Reading

Study examines the heart risks and benefits of today’s most popular fad diets

In a review of existing scientific studies on trendy ketogenic and intermittent fasting diets, researchers at National Jewish Health concluded that these diets do seem to help people lose weight in the short-term, and modest evidence suggests they may contribute to cardiovascular health. However, these diets also allow consumption of foods that are known to […]

Continue Reading

Researchers discover a specific brain circuit damaged by social isolation during childhood

Loneliness is recognized as a serious threat to mental health. Even as our world becomes increasingly connected over digital platforms, young people in our society are feeling a growing sense of isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic, which forced many countries to implement social distancing and school closures, magnifies the need for understanding the mental health consequences […]

Continue Reading