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Investigating the Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Type 2 Diabetes

Investigating the Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Type 2 Diabetes

Compared with the general population, patients with type 2 diabetes are at a 35% to 60% greater risk for atrial fibrillation.

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Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

Higher levels of estradiol were inversely associated with carotid artery intima-media thickness progression in the early postmenopausal cohort but positively associated with it in the late postmenopausal group.

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2D

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2D

For patients with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery is associated with a lower risk for macrovascular outcomes compared with not undergoing surgery.

Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation May Reduce Statin-Induced Myopathy

Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation May Reduce Statin-Induced Myopathy

Supplementation with coenzyme Q10 may be an effective approach for managing statin-induced myopathy.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Persists Years After Treatment of Thyrotoxicosis

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Persists Years After Treatment of Thyrotoxicosis

Excess cardiovascular disease mortality persisted for many years after thyroid-ablative treatment in patients who received radioactive iodine who did not become hypothyroid.

Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to Women's Health Issues

Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to Women's Health Issues

Sexual harassment and sexual assault among midlife women are associated with poorer physical and mental health.

Shared Financial Incentives Cost-Effective for Controlling LDL-C Levels

Shared Financial Incentives Cost-Effective for Controlling LDL-C Levels

Implementing shared financial incentives between physicians and patients is a cost-effective intervention strategy for controlling LDL-C levels among high-risk patients.

Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Patients Who Are Overweight, Obese

Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Patients Who Are Overweight, Obese

Lorcaserin facilitates sustained weight loss without increasing the rate of major cardiovascular events among overweight or obese patients.

LVAD in Heart Failure Linked to Improved Glycemic Control

LVAD in Heart Failure Linked to Improved Glycemic Control

HbA1c levels following left ventricular assist device implantation were statistically significantly lower than before surgery.

Characteristics of Acquired Partial Lipodystrophy With Metabolic Abnormalities

Characteristics of Acquired Partial Lipodystrophy With Metabolic Abnormalities

Investigators analyze characteristics of participants with acquired partial lipodystrophy who developed severe metabolic abnormalities.

Genetic Testing Recommended for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Genetic Testing Recommended for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Genetic testing should become the standard of care for patients with definite or probable familial hypercholesterolemia.

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