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Avoiding Three Risk Factors by Middle Age Delayed Heart Failure Diagnosis

Avoiding Three Risk Factors by Middle Age Delayed Heart Failure Diagnosis

Patients with hypertension, obesity or diabetes at age 45 years were diagnosed with heart failure more than a decade earlier than those without these risk factors.

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Exercise Response Different in Heart Failure Patients With Diabetes

Exercise Response Different in Heart Failure Patients With Diabetes

Heart failure patients with diabetes had smaller increases in peak VO2 and lower adherence to exercise training than those without diabetes.

PEGASUS-TIMI 54: Ticagrelor May Reduce Risk for Future CV Events After MI

PEGASUS-TIMI 54: Ticagrelor May Reduce Risk for Future CV Events After MI

Adding ticagrelor to aspirin as long-term therapy after myocardial infarction may significantly reduce the rate of CV death, myocardial infarction or stroke.

Worksite Intervention Program Yielded Cardiometabolic Improvements

Worksite Intervention Program Yielded Cardiometabolic Improvements

An intensive behavioral modification delivered to employees in a health care setting resulted in weight loss and improved BP control and HbA1c levels.

New Analysis Supports 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines

New Analysis Supports 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines

Recently presented data support the 20113 ACC/AHA guidelines on recommendations for cholesterol evaluation and treatment.

Medication Adherence Low in Diabetes

Medication Adherence Low in Diabetes

Many patients with diabetes may not be adhering to medication regimens and are therefore experiencing higher rates of cardiac events.

Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet Potentially Overstated

Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet Potentially Overstated

The quantity and quality of available evidence may not be strong enough to support widespread recommendation of the Mediterranean diet.

LEGACY: Weight Loss Linked to Reduced Atrial Fibrillation Burden

LEGACY: Weight Loss Linked to Reduced Atrial Fibrillation Burden

Long-term sustained weight loss has been associated with a significant reduction in atrial fibrillation burden in obese patients.

OSLER: Evolocumab May Lower LDL Cholesterol in Long Term

OSLER: Evolocumab May Lower LDL Cholesterol in Long Term

The PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab appears to be safe and effective for reducing LDL cholesterol in older patients.

Dark Chocolate May Have Heart Benefits for Older Adults

Dark Chocolate May Have Heart Benefits for Older Adults

Eating dark chocolate could help improve the cardiovascular health of sedentary older adults, according to data presented at ACC 2015.

Earlier Hot Flashes Associated With Poorer Endothelial Function

Earlier Hot Flashes Associated With Poorer Endothelial Function

Experiencing hot flashes earlier in life appears to be linked to poorer endothelial function in women.

Sedentary Lifestyle Increased Coronary Artery Calcification

Sedentary Lifestyle Increased Coronary Artery Calcification

An increasingly sedentary lifestyle has been linked to coronary calcification, regardless of exercise or traditional cardiovascular risk factors.

Studies Suggest Testosterone Therapy Poses No CV Risk in Men

Studies Suggest Testosterone Therapy Poses No CV Risk in Men

New data from two studies indicate that testosterone therapy is not associated with cardiovascular risks, which challenges recent FDA decisions.

Health Program Benefited Patients With Prediabetes

Health Program Benefited Patients With Prediabetes

Nearly half of patients with prediabetes enrolled in a comprehensive health program plus usual care had normal blood glucose by 6 months.

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