Siblings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis appear to have an increased risk for acute coronary syndrome, which suggests there is a shared susceptibility between the 2 conditions.
Agency offers steps to minimize exposure, particularly for those with chronic conditions.
A literature review revealed that the use of care navigators in conjunction with follow-up telephone calls from nursing staff improved transition of care and readmission rates in patients with congestive heart failure.
An observational study was conducted in order to determine the accuracy and quality of readings provided by home blood pressure monitoring systems.
Lower incidence of major cardiovascular events with Mediterranean diet supplemented with oil, nuts.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use mediated a substantial amount of cardiovascular disease risk in osteoarthritis.
Researchers assessed the effect of testosterone, estradiol, dehydroepiandrosterone, and sex hormone-binding globulin levels on coronary heart disease, heart failure, and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women.
Perioperative red blood cell transfusion linked to increased adjusted odds of VTE, DVT, PE
Racial differences persist in statin use among adults, specifically African American adults, who are less likely to be treated with any statin or guideline-recommended statin intensity compared with white adults.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography in asymptomatic individuals at low risk for cardiovascular disease events.
Alcohol consumption may be inversely related to nonfatal CHD risk but positively correlated with risks for other stroke subtypes.
Age at diagnosis, sex, BMI, and thyroid-stimulating hormone suppression therapy affect CVD risk
Risk of cardiovascular outcomes was greatest for those with the most active atopic eczema.
Increase in proportion of adults recommended for treatment; estimated decrease in CVD events, deaths.
Most of the increased risk can be attributed to increased prevalence of known risk factors.
Grip strength is strongly and inversely associated with all-cause mortality and incidence of and mortality from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, COPD, all cancer, and subtypes of cancer, with associations being modestly stronger in the younger age groups.
Findings based on one-year follow-up after a hospitalization complicated by acute kidney injury
Using a simple self-monitoring device may help reduce salt intake and systolic blood pressure.
A 55-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease reports having some mild chest pain.
But use of the app not linked to a change in systolic blood pressure in poorly controlled hypertension
Among current drinkers without previous diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, the threshold for lowest risk of all-cause mortality is about 100 g of alcohol consumed per week.
Fifty-six percent of men, 47% of women filled high-intensity statin after myocardial infarction
Deep vein thrombosis is a significant source of morbidity and mortality, so it is imperative that clinicians understand how to recognize and treat patients with the disorder.
There is an inverse association between coffee consumption and coronary artery calcium, especially among never smokers.
Described as death within an hour of onset of any symptom
Aside from age, other high mortality factors included left ventricular dysfunction, atrial fibrillation, COPD, and diabetes.
Intensive blood pressure control not linked to changes in cerebral perfusion in patients with cerebral small vessel diseaseMarch 14, 2018
In patients with severe cerebral small vessel disease, a strategy of intensive blood pressure control did not significantly alter whole brain blood flow when compared to standard blood pressure control.
Alirocumab significantly decreased severe cardiovascular risks in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
Aortic aneurysm risks are significantly elevated in patients taking fluoroquinolone.
Medicare patients with ED visits pertaining to imminent ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms, stroke, acute myocardial infarctions, or other cardiovascular relating events are very likely to be diagnosed prior to hospital discharge.