Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders

Does E-counseling For Self-care Adherence Improve Hypertension?

Does E-counseling For Self-care Adherence Improve Hypertension?

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Lifestyle counseling, combined with diet and exercise, reduces hypertension and improves cardiovascular outcomes.

Effects of Sex-Dependent On-Treatment LDL Diferences on CVD Risk

Effects of Sex-Dependent On-Treatment LDL Diferences on CVD Risk

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Women experienced the same CV benefits in statin trials, despite having slightly elevated on-treatment LDL cholesterol.

Personalizing Hypertension Prognoses By Analyzing Patient Heterogeneity

Personalizing Hypertension Prognoses By Analyzing Patient Heterogeneity

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Elevated baseline blood pressure was linked to higher 6-month CVD incidence.

Failed Fertility Therapy Increases Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Events

Failed Fertility Therapy Increases Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Events

Failed fertility therapy was linked to an increase of long-term adverse cardiovascular events.

Hyperglycemia In Pregnancy Associated With Cardiometabolic Risk In Offspring

Hyperglycemia In Pregnancy Associated With Cardiometabolic Risk In Offspring

Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes had elevated rates of abnormal glucose tolerance and were more likely to be overweight or obese.

Angiography May Mitigate Poor CV Outcomes In Diabetes

Angiography May Mitigate Poor CV Outcomes In Diabetes

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Patients with diabetes had more CV risk factors and higher rates of noninvasive testing positivity.

STEMI Symptom Presentation Delayed in Diabetes

STEMI Symptom Presentation Delayed in Diabetes

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Time to presentation grew for every unit increase in patient's hemoglobin A1c level.

Global Heart Disease Burden Rises With Low Fruit and Vegetable Consuption

Global Heart Disease Burden Rises With Low Fruit and Vegetable Consuption

Global burden of heart disease linked to low fruit and vegetable intake was highest in Bangladesh and Mongolia, respectively.

Does Diet Impact Cardiometabolic Death Rates?

Does Diet Impact Cardiometabolic Death Rates?

Low intake of nuts and seeds, omega-3 fats, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains all impact a person's cardiometabolic health.

Higher HbA1c Levels May Increase Mortality Risk in Older Patients

Higher HbA1c Levels May Increase Mortality Risk in Older Patients

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Older patients with diabetes whose hemoglobin A1c levels were greater than 8% had an increased mortality risk.

Do People With Obesity Always Present With Cardiometabolic Risk Factors?

Do People With Obesity Always Present With Cardiometabolic Risk Factors?

Over 18% of patients who were overweight and 5.8% of patients considered morbidly obese did not have any cardiometabolic risk factors present.

Metformin, Vidagliptin Associated With Elevated Heart Rate in Type 2 Diabetes

Metformin, Vidagliptin Associated With Elevated Heart Rate in Type 2 Diabetes

While both drugs elevated patient heart rates, only vildagliptin affected blood pressure.

Diabetes Increases Risks of Adverse Outcomes in Chronic HF

Diabetes Increases Risks of Adverse Outcomes in Chronic HF

One-year rates of all-cause death, CVD death, and heart failure hospitalization were all elevated in patients with diabetes.

MACE Risk With Insulin Dosage in Type 2 Diabetes

MACE Risk With Insulin Dosage in Type 2 Diabetes

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A cohort study of primary care records in the United Kingdom did not find an increased risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin.

Antihypertensive "Quadpill" Therapy Highly Effective

Antihypertensive "Quadpill" Therapy Highly Effective

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Ultra-low-dose combination therapy for hypertension has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure with few adverse side effects.

Bariatric Surgery Decreases Microvascular Complications in Obese Patients

Bariatric Surgery Decreases Microvascular Complications in Obese Patients

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A significant interaction occurred between baseline glycemic status and treatment effect on microvascular disease incidence.

Does Lowering SBP Affect Gait in Older, Hypertensive Adults?

Does Lowering SBP Affect Gait in Older, Hypertensive Adults?

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Results from the SPRINT trial showed that intensive therapy aimed at lowering systolic blood pressure did not change gait speed or mobility in older adults.

Risk Stratification Tool IDs Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome to Benefit From Ezetimibe

Risk Stratification Tool IDs Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome to Benefit From Ezetimibe

A stratification tool identifies risk factors in patients who may benefit from the addition of ezetimibe to their statin therapy.

Adiponectin Independently Associated With Increased Mortality in Diabetics

Adiponectin Independently Associated With Increased Mortality in Diabetics

Further study is required to understand the complex relationship between adiponectin and cardiovascular outcomes in type 2 diabetes with ACS.

Cholesterol-Lowering Medications Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

Cholesterol-Lowering Medications Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

Nearly 800 women took cholesterol lowering medications during endocrine therapy and experienced a reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence.

Are Coronary Artery Calcium Scores Indicative of Coronary Heart Disease in Young Patients?

Are Coronary Artery Calcium Scores Indicative of Coronary Heart Disease in Young Patients?

While CAC scores may be indicative of CHD, ordering CT scans on young, otherwise healthy individuals may place a burden on the health care system.

Metabolic Response in Animal vs Plant Protein-Based Diets

Metabolic Response in Animal vs Plant Protein-Based Diets

While the metabolic responses to each diet were different, both diets improved patient's cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Childhood Blood Pressure Trajectory Indicative of Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Childhood Blood Pressure Trajectory Indicative of Cardiovascular Disease Risk

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Blood pressure trajectory monitoring can provide "an important approach" to identify those at high risk of developing hypertension and CVD, according to study investigators.

Incident CHD Risk Elevated With High Triglycerides, Low HDL

Incident CHD Risk Elevated With High Triglycerides, Low HDL

Risk of both ischemic stroke and coronary heart disease was elevated with high triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Statin Efficacy Reduced in Vitamin D Deficient Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy

Statin Efficacy Reduced in Vitamin D Deficient Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy

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Researchers found that vitamin D deficiencies can modify the effect of rosuvastatin in patients with HIV.

Are Extremely Low LDL Cholesterol Levels Safe?

Are Extremely Low LDL Cholesterol Levels Safe?

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Low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol appear to be well tolerated on alirocumab therapy.

How Does Antipsychotic Treatment Affect Cardiometabolic Factors in Young Patients?

How Does Antipsychotic Treatment Affect Cardiometabolic Factors in Young Patients?

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Early psychotic symptoms in child or adolescent patients were predictive of elevated BMI and waist circumference scores.

Report: National Academies Evaluate Health Effects, Benefits of Cannabis

Report: National Academies Evaluate Health Effects, Benefits of Cannabis

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released a report detailing the health effects of cannabis use.

High-Intensity Statin Therapy and Vitamin D Supplementation in Coronary Artery Disease

High-Intensity Statin Therapy and Vitamin D Supplementation in Coronary Artery Disease

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Significantly decreased platelet reactivity occurred in patients who were given a new statin or an increased dose of a previous statin.

Diabetes Requiring Insulin May Raise Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Diabetes Requiring Insulin May Raise Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

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Insulin-requiring diabetes was associated with a higher risk for stroke/systemic embolism incidence at 1-year follow-up.

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