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CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs

CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs

One in 77 US children reportedly had heart conditions in 2016, with special needs in 60%.

Empagliflozin Impact on Life Expectancy Examined in T2DM Patients With CVD

For this analysis, the authors used follow-up data from all 7020 patients included in the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial to estimate the effect of empagliflozin on all-cause mortality vs placebo over the duration of a patient's lifetime.

Wall Thickness Measured by MRI More Consistently Linked to CVD

Common carotid artery wall thickness measured using magnetic resonance imaging is more consistently associated with incident cardiovascular disease outcomes than intima-media thickness measured by ultrasound.

Opinion

Vitamin D and improved sleep in African-Americans

Maintaining healthy vitamin D levels may benefit sleep and cardiovascular health in African-American patients.

Is cheese the secret to heart health?

Cheese consumption may be linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Tips to help patients manage their health during the holidays

These tips can help patients manage conditions such as hypertension and diabetes during the holidays.

Clinical Features

Risk Factors for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the South Asian Population

Risk Factors for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the South Asian Population

South Asians exhibit the highest rates of ASCVD among all ethnic groups, and the highest prevalence is in younger age groups; up to 25% of myocardial infarctions in India occur in individuals younger than 40 years of age.

Case Study: Purple Fingertips in an Elderly Woman

Case Study: Purple Fingertips in an Elderly Woman

An elderly woman with a history of hypertension and metastatic bladder cancer presents to the ED with bilateral finger pain and cyanosis associated with a 15-lb weight loss.

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