Findings reinforce need for team approach to treatment decisions for heart conditions.
A survey found that most PAs are following JNC 8 guidance and recommending lifestyle changes as first-line treatment for their patients with hypertension.
The FDA has approved Fragmin, a low molecular weight heparin, for the treatment of symptomatic venous thromboembolism to reduce the recurrence of VTE in pediatric patients 1 month of age and older.
The unaffected siblings of patients with bipolar disorder have increased risks for dyslipidemia and ischemic stroke.
Highest risk for cardiovascular disease mortality seen for those with work stress and impaired sleep.
Risk for cardiovascular disease increased for women in middle, late adulthood with longer antibiotic use.
Mortality risk related to cardiovascular disease 87% higher among those who never eat breakfast.
But no association observed between sleep duration or quality and change in BP drug use.
Benefits seen for prevention of major cardiovascular events, higher quality-adjusted life years.
Attending to modifiable risk factors is an important treatment target in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with anticoagulants to reduce thromboembolic and bleeding events.
The 2017 guidelines identified a group of children whose CV risk may have been underestimated using older guidelines.
The VTE-BLEED risk score identified patients with pulmonary embolism at risk for in-hospital majorbleeding.
Hazard ratios for cardiovascular diseases decreased beyond one year after disorder diagnosis.
Findings from this genetic epidemiological study do not support the protective effects of moderate alcohol consumption on stroke when compared with no alcohol consumption.
For patients with heart failure discharged to a skilled nursing facility and then home, the risk for readmission is highest during the first 2 days at home and is attenuated with a longer SNF length of stay.
Coronary artery calcium scoring can risk-stratify patients with hypertension, including those who are SPRINT eligible and can recategorize risk around the atherosclerotic CVD 10% threshold.
Certain lots of valsartan recalled due to contamination with trace amounts of nitrosamine.
Higher consumption of dietary cholesterol is significantly associated with a higher risk for incident cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality among US adults.
All-cause mortality risk lower with 10 to 59 minutes of physical activity per week vs inactivity.
This policy statement is the first time that the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended taxes on sugary drinks.