ACC 2016

Imaging to Prevent Heart Failure in Asymptomatic Type 2 Diabetes Patients May Be Cost-Saving

Imaging to Prevent Heart Failure in Asymptomatic Type 2 Diabetes Patients May Be Cost-Saving

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Echocardiography and early intervention may be cost-effective in older patients with type 2 diabetes.

Middle School Children Should Be Counseled About Healthful Behaviors

Middle School Children Should Be Counseled About Healthful Behaviors

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Children who exhibited at least 4 unhealthy behaviors were more likely to be obese and have unfavorable cholesterol levels.

Bariatric Surgery Benefits Type 2 Diabetes Patients in the Long Term

Bariatric Surgery Benefits Type 2 Diabetes Patients in the Long Term

After 5 years, more patients in the surgery group had lower blood glucose than in medication-only group.

Patients May Overestimate Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Patients May Overestimate Cardiovascular Disease Risk

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Many people estimated their risk to be as high as 80%.

Cardiovascular Events Not Reduced With Evacetrapib in High-Risk Patients

Cardiovascular Events Not Reduced With Evacetrapib in High-Risk Patients

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Evacetrapib did lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in high vascular risk patients, but did not reduce major cardiovascular events.

Genetic Information May Indicate Risk for Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes

Genetic Information May Indicate Risk for Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes

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Certain SNPs may indicate which type 2 diabetes patients with coronary artery disease will experience a cardiovascular event.

Co-Infection With HCV, HIV May Raise Diabetes Risk

Co-Infection With HCV, HIV May Raise Diabetes Risk

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Having both diseases raises a patient's chances for developing diabetes.

Hand Grip Strength May Help Predict Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes

Hand Grip Strength May Help Predict Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes

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The association between hand grip strength and cardiovascular events was independent of traditional risk factors.

HOPE-3: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Lowering Evaluated in Intermediate-Risk Patients

HOPE-3: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Lowering Evaluated in Intermediate-Risk Patients

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Results from HOPE-3 suggest statins can be more widely used in intermediate-risk patients without cardiovascular disease.

New Risk Factors Identified for Sudden Cardiac Death in Type 2 Diabetes

New Risk Factors Identified for Sudden Cardiac Death in Type 2 Diabetes

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Certain biomarkers as well as baseline factors were specifically related to sudden cardiac death.

Remnant Cholesterol May Predict Cardiovascular Event Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Remnant Cholesterol May Predict Cardiovascular Event Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

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Remnant cholesterol predicted coronary artery disease events even after adjustment for presence and extent of disease.

Digital Assistance May Optimize Treatment in Type 2 Diabetes With Hypertension

Digital Assistance May Optimize Treatment in Type 2 Diabetes With Hypertension

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Significant reductions in blood pressure and LDL cholesterol were noted.

Do Vitamin D Levels Affect Cholesterol?

Do Vitamin D Levels Affect Cholesterol?

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Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels correlated with risk for dyslipidemia.

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