Cardiovascular Disease

Statin Therapy Often Not Initiated Before First Acute Coronary Syndrome Event

Statin Therapy Often Not Initiated Before First Acute Coronary Syndrome Event

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Data on adherence to the 2013 ACA/AHA cholesterol guidelines suggest significant underuse of appropriate-intensity statin therapy; however, data for statin use in primary prevention have been limited.

FDA-Approved Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor Now Available

FDA-Approved Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor Now Available

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HeartGuide is designed as a wrist watch that uses the oscillometric cuff method, the standard for medical-grade personal blood pressure measurement.

Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure

Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure

Exercise can consistently yield reductions in blood pressure.

Do More Aggressive Periprocedural Antibiotic Regimens Reduce Risk of Device-Related Infections?

Do More Aggressive Periprocedural Antibiotic Regimens Reduce Risk of Device-Related Infections?

The clinical effectiveness of incremental periprocedural antibiotics for patients receiving cardiac implantable electronic devices was examined.

IVUS-Guided DES Implantation Improves Clinical Outcomes in Broad Range of Patients

IVUS-Guided DES Implantation Improves Clinical Outcomes in Broad Range of Patients

IVUS-guided DES implantation resulted in a lower incidence of target-vessel failure at 12 months for patients undergoing PCI.

Exposure to Metals, Pesticides Tied to CVD in Hispanics/Latinos

Exposure to Metals, Pesticides Tied to CVD in Hispanics/Latinos

Prevalence ratio for any cardiovascular disease was 2.18 for those working with pesticides.

Blunted Cardiovascular Stress Reactivity in Fibromyalgia With Comorbid PTSD

Blunted Cardiovascular Stress Reactivity in Fibromyalgia With Comorbid PTSD

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For women with fibromyalgia, comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder may contribute to blunted cardiovascular reactivity to stress.

Study Finds Cottonseed Oil Better Than Olive Oil at Improving Cholesterol Profiles, Triglyceride Levels

Study Finds Cottonseed Oil Better Than Olive Oil at Improving Cholesterol Profiles, Triglyceride Levels

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A diet rich in cottonseed oil was found to improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels in healthy men.

Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Women with 5 or more live births at increased risk for coronary heart disease, hospitalized MI.

Childhood Behavioral Interventions May Promote Adult Cardiovascular Health

Childhood Behavioral Interventions May Promote Adult Cardiovascular Health

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Focusing on children for health promotion, strategies for program implementation, and gaps in research may be a successful approach for lifelong cardiovascular health.

Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality

Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality

Prediction independent of traditional risk factors such as MetS, glucose, HbA1c in general population.

Mediterranean Diet, Physical Activity Effective for Weight Loss, Decreased Cardiovascular Events

Mediterranean Diet, Physical Activity Effective for Weight Loss, Decreased Cardiovascular Events

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A 12-month intensive lifestyle intervention including an energy-restricted Mediterranean diet, increased physical activity, and behavioral support for overweight/obese patients was found to be beneficial in decreasing adiposity and cardiovascular events.

ACC Releases Consensus Decision Pathway for CVD Risk Reduction in T2D and ASCVD

ACC Releases Consensus Decision Pathway for CVD Risk Reduction in T2D and ASCVD

The American College of Cardiology published an expert consensus statement regarding decision considerations for novel cardiovascular risk reduction therapies in patients with type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Curcumin Not Beneficial For Reducing Inflammation, Postoperative Complications Following Elective Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Curcumin Not Beneficial For Reducing Inflammation, Postoperative Complications Following Elective Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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Researchers found that, compared with placebo, perioperative oral curcumin did not affect the inflammatory response and risk of postoperative complications after elective abdominal aortic aneurism repair.

Empagliflozin Effectively Reduces Risk for Heart Failure Hospitalization

Empagliflozin Effectively Reduces Risk for Heart Failure Hospitalization

Approximately 50% of deaths in people with type 2 diabetes worldwide, and approximately two-thirds of deaths in people with type 2 diabetes in the US are caused by cardiovascular disease.

Gender Differences in ASCVD Care, Quality of Life, and Outcomes

Gender Differences in ASCVD Care, Quality of Life, and Outcomes

Women with ASCVD are at an increased risk for poor patient experience, lower health-related QOL, and inferior perception of their health compared with men.

Use of Both Aspirin and NSAIDs Associated With Incident Heart Failure Risk

Use of Both Aspirin and NSAIDs Associated With Incident Heart Failure Risk

The use of both NSAID and aspirin was positively associated with incident HF in adults with no prior history of CVD.

AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention

AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention

Second study shows no significant results for vitamin D supplementation vs placebo.

AHA/ACC Release Updated Guidelines for Cholesterol Management

AHA/ACC Release Updated Guidelines for Cholesterol Management

Updated cholesterol guidelines offer more personalized cardiovascular disease risk assessment.

Does Antihypertensive Therapy Reduce CVD Risk in Low-Risk Patients With Mild Hypertension?

Does Antihypertensive Therapy Reduce CVD Risk in Low-Risk Patients With Mild Hypertension?

Treatment of low-risk patients presenting with mild hypertension with antihypertensive medication should be done with caution.

Type 2 Diabetes May Have Adverse Effect on Parkinson Disease Symptoms, Outcomes

Type 2 Diabetes May Have Adverse Effect on Parkinson Disease Symptoms, Outcomes

Patients with both Parkinson disease and type 2 diabetes were more likely to have cardiovascular comorbidities than those with only Parkinson disease.

ACC/AHA/HRS Release Updated Bradycardia Diagnosis and Management Guidelines

ACC/AHA/HRS Release Updated Bradycardia Diagnosis and Management Guidelines

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The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society have released a guideline on the evaluation and management of patients with bradycardia and cardiac conduction delay.

Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

Certain weather conditions are associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction.

Disagreements in Blood Pressure Guidelines Lead to Physician, Patient Confusion

Disagreements in Blood Pressure Guidelines Lead to Physician, Patient Confusion

Discord among international, organizational blood pressure guidelines have led to confusion between physicians and patients alike.

Tibia Lead Levels Linked to Risk of Resistant-Hypertension

Tibia Lead Levels Linked to Risk of Resistant-Hypertension

Tibia lead levels are associated with resistant-hypertension.

Severity of Metabolic Syndrome Indicates Risk for T2D, CVD in Prediabetes Treatment

Severity of Metabolic Syndrome Indicates Risk for T2D, CVD in Prediabetes Treatment

Researchers analyzed how improvements in metabolic syndrome may impact the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in patients with prediabetes.

Aspirin, Anticoagulants Similarly Prevent VTE After TKA

Aspirin, Anticoagulants Similarly Prevent VTE After TKA

Among patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, aspirin alone may provide protection against postoperative venous thromboembolism that is similar to that of other anticoagulants.

Harvard: Heart Researcher's Papers Contain Fraudulent Data

Harvard: Heart Researcher's Papers Contain Fraudulent Data

31 scientific publications from the laboratory of Piero Anversa contain falsified and/or fabricated data.

Wall Thickness Measured by MRI More Consistently Linked to CVD

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.

Empagliflozin Impact on Life Expectancy Examined in T2DM Patients With CVD

Empagliflozin Impact on Life Expectancy Examined in T2DM Patients With CVD

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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.

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