Cardiovascular Disease

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.

AHA: Promoting Self-Management in CVD Through Education

AHA: Promoting Self-Management in CVD Through Education

The most effective approaches to CVD self-management were tailored to individual patient needs and incorporated a multidisciplinary approach.

FDA: Application Submitted for CV Safety Data Review of Insulin Degludec

FDA: Application Submitted for CV Safety Data Review of Insulin Degludec

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The FDA is poised to review data from the DEVOTE trial, examining the rates of major adverse cardiovascular events in insulin degludec vs insulin glargine.

Variant in Sulfonylurea Receptor Encoder Cuts Risk of T2D, Heart Disease

Variant in Sulfonylurea Receptor Encoder Cuts Risk of T2D, Heart Disease

A common variant in the sulfonylurea receptor has been associated with a reduced risk of both type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy May Protect Against Stroke, Heart Attack in Hypogonadism

Testosterone Replacement Therapy May Protect Against Stroke, Heart Attack in Hypogonadism

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There has been growing concern that testosterone replacement therapy is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes.

Achieving Low HbA1c Levels Benefited Metformin Initiators

Achieving Low HbA1c Levels Benefited Metformin Initiators

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As achieved glycated hemoglobin A1c levels increased, the risk for a combined cardiovascular event increased.

Analyzing Trends and Recent Controversies in Cardiovascular Nutrition

Analyzing Trends and Recent Controversies in Cardiovascular Nutrition

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Recent evidence clearly indicates that patients should be eating whole foods rather than attempting to get vitamins and antioxidants from dietary supplements.

Higher Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Levels Associated With Worse Heart Failure

Higher Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Levels Associated With Worse Heart Failure

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Higher levels of free T4 were associated with atrial fibrillation, but TSH and total T3 were not.

Long-Term Androgen Therapy Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Transgender Men

Long-Term Androgen Therapy Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Transgender Men

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Transgender men who are on long-term androgen therapy have higher levels of aortic stiffness, which may increase their risk for cardiovascular events.

Higher HbA1c Levels May Increase Mortality Risk in Older Patients

Higher HbA1c Levels May Increase Mortality Risk in Older Patients

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Older patients with diabetes whose hemoglobin A1c levels were greater than 8% had an increased mortality risk.

MACE Risk With Insulin Dosage in Type 2 Diabetes

MACE Risk With Insulin Dosage in Type 2 Diabetes

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A cohort study of primary care records in the United Kingdom did not find an increased risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin.

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.

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.

AHA Scientific Statement: Effects of Meal Timing on CV Health

AHA Scientific Statement: Effects of Meal Timing on CV Health

The American Heart Association releases a new statement suggesting that eating more earlier in the day may be healthier

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.

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.

Cardiovascular Risk With Sitagliptin in Older Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Cardiovascular Risk With Sitagliptin in Older Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Sitagliptin has a neutral effect on cardiovascular risk among older patients with type 2 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.

USPSTF Recommends Statins for Some Adults With No Cardiovascular Disease History

USPSTF Recommends Statins for Some Adults With No Cardiovascular Disease History

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that certain adults aged 40 to 75 years without cardiovascular disease (CVD) history but with 1 or more cardiovascular (CV) risk factors initiate statins.

Can High-Intensity Statins Improve Survival in Cardiovascular Disease?

Can High-Intensity Statins Improve Survival in Cardiovascular Disease?

There is a graded association between intensity of statin therapy and mortality for patients with established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Evidence Linking Calcium Intake to CVD Risk Lacking

Evidence Linking Calcium Intake to CVD Risk Lacking

Calcium supplements, taken within recommended levels, can be considered safe for the heart, according to new guidelines and an evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

AHA: Recommendations for Statin Interaction With Other Cardiovascular Medications

AHA: Recommendations for Statin Interaction With Other Cardiovascular Medications

Statins can interact with other drugs prescribed for cardiovascular disease, but there are ways to navigate the issue.

Vegetarian Diet May Not Lower Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Vegetarian Diet May Not Lower Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Study finds no significant difference in 10-year cardiovascular risk.

Total, CVD Mortality Increased in Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes

Total, CVD Mortality Increased in Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes

Young adults with long-standing, childhood-onset type 1 diabetes have increased total and cardiovascular disease mortality.

Both Statins, Non-Statin Therapies Effectively Lower LDL Cholesterol

Both Statins, Non-Statin Therapies Effectively Lower LDL Cholesterol

Treatments other than statins also can effectively reduce cardiovascular (CV) risk, according to a review and meta-analysis published in the JAMA.

Changes in Abdominal Fat Tied to Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

Changes in Abdominal Fat Tied to Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

Changes in quantity and attenuation of abdominal fat affect changes in incident CVD and metabolic risk factors.

Heart Disease, Mortality Risk Up With Early Menopause

Heart Disease, Mortality Risk Up With Early Menopause

Women who enter menopause before age 45 had a 50% greater risk for cardiovascular disease as well as an increased risk for cardiovascular death.

What is the Prognostic Value of Coronary CT Angiography in Type 2 Diabetes?

What is the Prognostic Value of Coronary CT Angiography in Type 2 Diabetes?

Findings suggest the long-term prognostic value of CCTA in asymptomatic type 2 diabetes.

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