Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders

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.

Heart Disease, Osteoporosis Risks Up in Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors

Heart Disease, Osteoporosis Risks Up in Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors

Younger survivors of thyroid cancer are at increased risk for certain types of health problems later in life.

Elevated Aspirin Nonresponsiveness in Type 2 Diabetes

Elevated Aspirin Nonresponsiveness in Type 2 Diabetes

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Researchers set out to determine whether or not aspirin therapy in type 2 diabetes is effective.

Widespread Increase in Systolic Blood Pressure from 1990 to 2015

Widespread Increase in Systolic Blood Pressure from 1990 to 2015

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Researchers assessed the increase in systolic blood pressure across the globe in more than 8.7 million participants.

Bone Density Linked to Vascular Calcification in ESRD

Bone Density Linked to Vascular Calcification in ESRD

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A prospective cohort study in 66 patients with end-stage renal disease was conducted to determine the link between renal and coronary heart diseases.

Ethanol Cookstoves May Reduce Hypertension During Pregnancy

Ethanol Cookstoves May Reduce Hypertension During Pregnancy

Use of ethanol cookstoves is associated with a reduction in diastolic blood pressure and hypertension for pregnant women in Nigeria.

Amygdalar Activity May Predict Cardiovascular Disease

Amygdalar Activity May Predict Cardiovascular Disease

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Chronic stress identified as risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Too Few Young Adults Are Prescribed Needed Statins

Too Few Young Adults Are Prescribed Needed Statins

Too few American young adults are receiving needed statin medications, according to findings published in JAMA Cardiology.

In Diabetes, Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Similar to Aspirin Alone Post-CABG

In Diabetes, Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Similar to Aspirin Alone Post-CABG

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No significant differences were observed between dual antiplatelet therapy and aspirin alone following coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with diabetes.

Fenofibrate Therapy Beneficial in Diabetes With Dyslipidemia

Fenofibrate Therapy Beneficial in Diabetes With Dyslipidemia

Fenofibrate therapy may reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) in statin-treated patients with diabetes and dyslipidemia.

Arm Circumference May Predict Survival in Older Patients With CVD

Arm Circumference May Predict Survival in Older Patients With CVD

Mid upper arm circumference is an independent predictor of survival in older adults with cardiovascular disease.

Postprandial Hyperglycemia Associated With CVD in Type 2 Diabetes

Postprandial Hyperglycemia Associated With CVD in Type 2 Diabetes

Postprandial hyperglycemia is linked to cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes, regardless of HbA1c.

Oxidative Stress Associated With Metabolic Syndrome

Oxidative Stress Associated With Metabolic Syndrome

Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) as a proxy for oxidative stress is associated with metabolic syndrome and its components.

Noncardiovascular Death More Common in Coronary Heart Disease

Noncardiovascular Death More Common in Coronary Heart Disease

For patients with coronary heart disease, mortality is more often due to noncardiovascular causes.

Smartphone Apps May Enhance Study of Cardiovascular Health

Smartphone Apps May Enhance Study of Cardiovascular Health

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The use of smartphone apps may help expand study of cardiovascular health and behaviors by engaging large numbers of participants and facilitating data collection.

Ambulatory Blood Pressure vs Clinic Blood Pressure

Ambulatory Blood Pressure vs Clinic Blood Pressure

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The average systolic/diastolic awake ambulatory blood pressure reading was significantly higher than the average of 9 clinic blood pressure readings over 3 visits.

High Lipoprotein(a) Predicts Cardiac Events in Diabetes With PCI

High Lipoprotein(a) Predicts Cardiac Events in Diabetes With PCI

For patients with diabetes undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), high lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]) levels are associated with advanced cardiac events.

Effects of PCSK9, HMGCR on Risk for Diabetes, Cardiovascular Events

Effects of PCSK9, HMGCR on Risk for Diabetes, Cardiovascular Events

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PCKS9 and HMGCR variants were associated with similar protective effects on cardiovascular event risk and diabetes risk.

DASH Diet Decreases Serum Uric Acid in Prehypertension

DASH Diet Decreases Serum Uric Acid in Prehypertension

Among adults with prehypertension or stage I hypertension, following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet lowers serum uric acid.

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