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CDC: More People With High Cholesterol Taking Medications

CDC: More People With High Cholesterol Taking Medications

There has been a substantial increase in the percentage of patients with high cholesterol over age 60 years taking lipid-lowering medications from 2005 to 2016, but such increases have not been seen among younger patients with high cholesterol.

Improving Sleep Quality May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Bipolar Disorder

Improving Sleep Quality May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Bipolar Disorder

The relationship between circadian rhythm and sleep measures and components of metabolic syndrome in patients with bipolar disorder.

Revised Pooled Cohort Equations for CVD Risk Improve Accuracy of Estimates

Revised Pooled Cohort Equations for CVD Risk Improve Accuracy of Estimates

Investigators revised pooled cohort equations to improve clinical accuracy to predict risk for cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With ACS, Diabetes Using Alirocumab

Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With ACS, Diabetes Using Alirocumab

Investigators examine the effects of the PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab in patients with recent acute coronary syndrome and diabetes.

Elevated Triglycerides, Diabetes May Be Predictors of Major Cardiovascular Events

Elevated Triglycerides, Diabetes May Be Predictors of Major Cardiovascular Events

Investigators examined cardiovascular outcomes in patients with elevated triglyceridemia and diabetes treated with statins.

Fenofibrate Improves Cholesterol Levels in Type 2 Diabetes

Fenofibrate Improves Cholesterol Levels in Type 2 Diabetes

To understand the mechanism underlying the benefit of fenofibrate on vascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes, investigators assessed carotid intima thickness as a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis.

Depression, C-Reactive Protein, and Osteoprotegerin May Affect Dyslipidemia

Depression, C-Reactive Protein, and Osteoprotegerin May Affect Dyslipidemia

Investigators sought to determine whether serum lipid levels were associated with depression in patients with psychotic disorders.

LDL-C Reduction Examined With Different Evolocumab Dosing Regimens

LDL-C Reduction Examined With Different Evolocumab Dosing Regimens

For this study, researchers investigated the pharmacodynamics of evolocumab in two Phase 2 placebo-controlled studies (MENDEL and LAPLACE-TIMI 57) in order to determine which dosing regimens provided the most consistent LDL-C reduction.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Not as Likely to Increase CVD Risk as Diabetes

Rheumatoid Arthritis Not as Likely to Increase CVD Risk as Diabetes

Using both public and private health insurance claims data, investigators conducted a retrospective cohort study to assess cardiovascular risk in the setting of diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

No Cardiovascular Benefit With Fenofibrate in T2D and Hypertriglyceridemia

No Cardiovascular Benefit With Fenofibrate in T2D and Hypertriglyceridemia

Statins were associated with a reduction in mortality but there was no significant difference in the composite end point with fenofibrates alone or in combination with statins.

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