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Role of Sodium Intake in Preventing Hypertension

Role of Sodium Intake in Preventing Hypertension

A recent investigation found that very low sodium intake may actually increase the risk for CVD and mortality.

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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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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