Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders

SPRINT Update: Positive CVD Outcomes With Intensive Blood Pressure Management in Prediabetes

SPRINT Update: Positive CVD Outcomes With Intensive Blood Pressure Management in Prediabetes

Patients with prediabetes who experienced intensive blood pressure management had better outcomes with CVD events and all-cause mortality.

Examining Inclusion of T2D Medication Adherence Data in Studies

Examining Inclusion of T2D Medication Adherence Data in Studies

Results suggest that medication adherence is associated with reduced risk of all-cause mortality in T2D.

Predicting Adult MetS, T2D, CV Risks in Childhood

Predicting Adult MetS, T2D, CV Risks in Childhood

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BMI measurement alone can also be used to determine associations between childhood and adulthood conditions.

ICU Resource Use After Cardiac Surgery Increased With Obesity

ICU Resource Use After Cardiac Surgery Increased With Obesity

Increasing obesity is associated with increased ICU resource utilization in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Statin Treatment Beneficial for High-Risk Patients Despite Adverse Reactions

Statin Treatment Beneficial for High-Risk Patients Despite Adverse Reactions

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From 25% to 50% of patients discontinue statins within 6 months to 1 year of starting, and the rate increases as high as 75% after 2 years.

Stroke Risk Upped With High Childhood BMI

Stroke Risk Upped With High Childhood BMI

Increases in BMI z-score between 7 and 13 years of age increase a person's risk of ischemic stroke in early adulthood.

Following Ischemic Stroke, Glycemic Control Indicative of Short-Term Outcomes

Following Ischemic Stroke, Glycemic Control Indicative of Short-Term Outcomes

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Hyperglycemia treatment was left to physician's discretion.

AAP: Updated Guidelines for Managing High Blood Pressure in Children

AAP: Updated Guidelines for Managing High Blood Pressure in Children

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The American Academy of Pediatrics released an update to previous hypertension management updates published in 2004.

Predicting Coronary Artery Events in T2D With Imaging Plus Risk Factor Assessment

Predicting Coronary Artery Events in T2D With Imaging Plus Risk Factor Assessment

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Patients with MACE showed a greater extent of more severe coronary artery disease.

Strategies for Multivessel Revascularization in T1D: CABG vs PCI

Strategies for Multivessel Revascularization in T1D: CABG vs PCI

PCI has been linked to increased risk of CHD, mortality, MI, and repeat revascularization in type 1 diabetes.

Cardiovascular, Renal Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes

Cardiovascular, Renal Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes

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More awareness for afib risk factors including age, severity of complications, and glycemic status are needed.

Lowering Heart Failure Hospitalizations in T2D: SGLT2 vs DPP4 Inhibitors

Lowering Heart Failure Hospitalizations in T2D: SGLT2 vs DPP4 Inhibitors

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A retrospective analysis examined outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with SGLT2 vs DPP4 inhibitors.

Population at Risk: CVD Events Increased in Metabolically Healthy Obese

Population at Risk: CVD Events Increased in Metabolically Healthy Obese

Researchers created body size phenotypes, defined by BMI category, to assess CVD incidence in a metabolically healthy obese population.

Atrial Fibrillation With Diabetes: Risk for Cardiovascular Events in Women vs Men

Atrial Fibrillation With Diabetes: Risk for Cardiovascular Events in Women vs Men

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Women with atrial fibrillation and diabetes had a higher risk for mortality and cardiovascular complications compared with men.

Examined: Correlation Between Weight Increase and Heart Failure Risk

Examined: Correlation Between Weight Increase and Heart Failure Risk

Losing weight may result in a decrease of heart muscle thickness.

Cardiovascular Event Risks With Zoledronic Acid vs Oral Bisphosphonates

Cardiovascular Event Risks With Zoledronic Acid vs Oral Bisphosphonates

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Patients treated with zoledronic acid vs oral bisphosphonates had higher risk for heart failure and arrhythmias.

Comparing Early, Delayed Invasive Strategy in Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes

Comparing Early, Delayed Invasive Strategy in Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes

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An early invasive strategy in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes does not necessarily reduce mortality compared with a delayed strategy.

Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy: What Are the Long-Term Risk Factors?

Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy: What Are the Long-Term Risk Factors?

Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease through risk factor modification, including tobacco cessation, maintenance of a body mass index, and management of abnormal lipid levels, diabetes, and hypertension, is of great importance for the health of transgender individuals.

FDA Approves Pitavastatin for Hyperlipidemia, Mixed Dyslipidemia

FDA Approves Pitavastatin for Hyperlipidemia, Mixed Dyslipidemia

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Multiple clinical studies have examined the efficacy of pitavastatin.

A Polygenic Risk for Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Case Study

A Polygenic Risk for Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Case Study

Researchers urge physicians to consider polygenic causes for patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia.

"Less Healthy" Plant Food Diet Associated With CHD Risk

"Less Healthy" Plant Food Diet Associated With CHD Risk

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Researchers created 3 plant-based diet indices based on the healthiness of specific foods.

Thyroid Dysfunction Not a Risk Factor for Carotid Plaque Development

Thyroid Dysfunction Not a Risk Factor for Carotid Plaque Development

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Subclinical thyroid dysfunction did not influence the cumulative incidence of new carotid plaques in healthy individuals aged 20 or older.

USPSTF: Lifestyle Counseling Can Protect CV Health in Low-Risk Adults

USPSTF: Lifestyle Counseling Can Protect CV Health in Low-Risk Adults

A newly released recommendation statement suggests that physicians should provide lifestyle counseling to both low- and high-risk adults to prevent CVD.

Improved Aspirin Responsiveness in Obesity With Bariatric Surgery

Improved Aspirin Responsiveness in Obesity With Bariatric Surgery

Further investigation is needed to examine the mechanism behind aspirin responsiveness following bariatric surgery.

Reducing Hypoglycemia in T1D and T2D: Insulin Degludec vs Insulin Glargine

Reducing Hypoglycemia in T1D and T2D: Insulin Degludec vs Insulin Glargine

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Compared with insulin glargine, insulin degludec significantly reduced rates of hypoglycemia in patients with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Improving Patient QoL With Atorvastatin in Bronchiectasis

Improving Patient QoL With Atorvastatin in Bronchiectasis

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High-dose atorvastatin therapy can reduce inflammation and improve quality of life in patients with severe bronchiectasis and P aeruginosa infection.

Insulin Therapy Initiation in T2D Associated With Sedentary Behavior, Weight Increases

Insulin Therapy Initiation in T2D Associated With Sedentary Behavior, Weight Increases

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Patients with type 2 diabetes who were initiated on insulin therapy increased their sitting time and decreased their low-intensity physical activity.

Metabolic Concerns With Dutasteride Therapy for BPH

Metabolic Concerns With Dutasteride Therapy for BPH

Dutasteride therapy for benign prostatic hyperlasia has been linked to elevated HbA1c and LDL cholesterol.

Childhood Intelligence Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Mortality

Childhood Intelligence Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Mortality

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Researchers linked all major causes of mortality to childhood intelligence.

Heart Failure in Type 2 Diabetes: Improving the Risk Model

Heart Failure in Type 2 Diabetes: Improving the Risk Model

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N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide showed the strongest association with heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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