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AACE, ACE Dyslipidemia Clinical Practice Guidelines Update

AACE, ACE Dyslipidemia Clinical Practice Guidelines Update

The new guidelines call for treating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in specific patient groups to lower goals than previously recommended.

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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.

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.

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.

Antihypertensive "Quadpill" Therapy Highly Effective

Antihypertensive "Quadpill" Therapy Highly Effective

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

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?

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.

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.

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