Cardiovascular Disease

Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Lowers Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes

Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Lowers Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes

Intensive blood pressure therapy is associated with a significantly lower risk for serious cardiovascular events in the adults with diabetes.

Increased Dairy Consumption Linked to Reduced CVD, Mortality Risk in Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Increased Dairy Consumption Linked to Reduced CVD, Mortality Risk in Low-, Middle-Income Countries

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The consumption of whole-fat dairy products may reduce cardiovascular disease and mortality risk, contrary to current dietary guidelines that advise limited consumption of fat-free or low-fat dairy products.

New Guidelines Target Pharmacological Hypertension Management to High-Risk Patients

New Guidelines Target Pharmacological Hypertension Management to High-Risk Patients

A guideline-based approach directing pharmacological treatment to adults more likely to have CVD events may maximize absolute risk reduction of treatment.

Excess Cardiac Risk Varies With Age of Onset of T1D

Excess Cardiac Risk Varies With Age of Onset of T1D

Excess risk differed by up to 5 times across different diagnosis age groups.

Assessing the Evidence of Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Diabetes

Assessing the Evidence of Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Diabetes

The substantial burden of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes has led to the exploration of various cardiovascular disease prevention strategies, including the use of aspirin.

High LDL in Young, Healthy Adults Leaves Them Vulnerable to CVD

High LDL in Young, Healthy Adults Leaves Them Vulnerable to CVD

Findings may have implications for future cholesterol treatment paradigms.

Lower Long-Term Survival for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Blacks

Lower Long-Term Survival for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Blacks

Black survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest have lower survival at 1, 3, 5 years vs whites.

Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control

Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control

Proportion achieving target BP increased with use of triple combo pill vs usual care at 6 months.

Healthy Lifestyle With Diabetes Cuts Cardiovascular Risk

Healthy Lifestyle With Diabetes Cuts Cardiovascular Risk

Benefit seen for adoption of healthy lifestyle even after T2DM diagnosis made.

Perspectives on USPSTF AF Screening Recommendation

Perspectives on USPSTF AF Screening Recommendation

Physicians weigh in on the need to develop a screening strategy.

No Impact on Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness Following Cessation of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

No Impact on Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness Following Cessation of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

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A follow-up study from KEEPS found that cessation of menopausal hormone therapy did not change the expected trajectory of carotid artery intima-media thickness over a 3-year period.

'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be So in Postmenopausal Women

'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be So in Postmenopausal Women

High total HDL cholesterol in postmenopausal women may mask heart disease risk.

Case Study: Purple Fingertips in an Elderly Woman

Case Study: Purple Fingertips in an Elderly Woman

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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.

Independent Relationship Between CV Mortality, Oxidative DNA Damage in Type 2 Diabetes

Independent Relationship Between CV Mortality, Oxidative DNA Damage in Type 2 Diabetes

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This represents the prospective study confirming an independent relationship between cardiovascular mortality and oxidative DNA damage in type 2 diabetes.

Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence

Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence

Adoption of the guidelines would label more than half of 45- to 75-year-olds as having hypertension.

NP, PA Treatment Comparable for Patients With CVD or Diabetes

NP, PA Treatment Comparable for Patients With CVD or Diabetes

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Effectiveness of care and healthcare resource use for diabetes or cardiovascular disease were comparable among patients receiving care from an NP vs those managed by a PA.

Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk Elevated in Siblings of Patients With RA

Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk Elevated in Siblings of Patients With RA

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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.

Wildfire Smoke Causes Health Risks

Wildfire Smoke Causes Health Risks

Agency offers steps to minimize exposure, particularly for those with chronic conditions.

Discharge Tools, Follow-Up Calls Reduce Readmission for Congestive Heart Failure

Discharge Tools, Follow-Up Calls Reduce Readmission for Congestive Heart Failure

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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.

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Systems Quality Assessment

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Systems Quality Assessment

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An observational study was conducted in order to determine the accuracy and quality of readings provided by home blood pressure monitoring systems.

Risk of CV Events Down With Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil, Nuts

Risk of CV Events Down With Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil, Nuts

Lower incidence of major cardiovascular events with Mediterranean diet supplemented with oil, nuts.

NSAID Use May Increase CVD Risk in Osteoarthritis

NSAID Use May Increase CVD Risk in Osteoarthritis

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use mediated a substantial amount of cardiovascular disease risk in osteoarthritis.

Sex Hormone Levels May Affect Postmenopausal Heart Disease Risk

Sex Hormone Levels May Affect Postmenopausal Heart Disease Risk

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.

Peri-Op RBC Transfusions Linked to Postoperative VTE

Peri-Op RBC Transfusions Linked to Postoperative VTE

Perioperative red blood cell transfusion linked to increased adjusted odds of VTE, DVT, PE

African American Adults Less Likely to Be Treated With Statins

African American Adults Less Likely to Be Treated With Statins

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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.

 USPSTF Does Not Recommend ECG Screening in Low-Risk CVD

USPSTF Does Not Recommend ECG Screening in Low-Risk CVD

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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 Inversely Linked to Nonfatal Coronary Heart Disease

Alcohol Consumption Inversely Linked to Nonfatal Coronary Heart Disease

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Alcohol consumption may be inversely related to nonfatal CHD risk but positively correlated with risks for other stroke subtypes.

Male Thyroid Cancer Survivors Face Higher CVD Risk

Male Thyroid Cancer Survivors Face Higher CVD Risk

Age at diagnosis, sex, BMI, and thyroid-stimulating hormone suppression therapy affect CVD risk

Severe Atopic Eczema Tied to Higher CV Disease Risk

Severe Atopic Eczema Tied to Higher CV Disease Risk

Risk of cardiovascular outcomes was greatest for those with the most active atopic eczema.

Increase in Treating Candidates With 2017 Hypertension Guidelines

Increase in Treating Candidates With 2017 Hypertension Guidelines

Increase in proportion of adults recommended for treatment; estimated decrease in CVD events, deaths.

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