Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Feature Archive

Metabolic Syndrome and Skin Disorders: Association Is More Than Skin Deep

Metabolic Syndrome and Skin Disorders: Association Is More Than Skin Deep

Knowing that certain characteristics increase the risk for dermatology patients who may have metabolic syndrome will enable clinicians to identify patients who may have specific cardiovascular risks.

Case: A 67-Year-Old Man With Shortness of Breath After Wildfires

Case: A 67-Year-Old Man With Shortness of Breath After Wildfires

A patient living near an area experiencing frequent wildfires is concerned about the potential negative effect that the wildfires may have on his health.

Expert Roundtable: AHA Update on Dietary Fat Intake and CVD Risk

Expert Roundtable: AHA Update on Dietary Fat Intake and CVD Risk

The AHA now recommends replacing both saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats from vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and oily fish.

Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy: What Are the Long-Term Risk Factors?

Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy: What Are the Long-Term Risk Factors?

Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease through risk factor modification, including tobacco cessation, maintenance of a body mass index, and management of abnormal lipid levels, diabetes, and hypertension, is of great importance for the health of transgender individuals.

Maternal Deaths in the United States: Sounding a Call to Action

Maternal Deaths in the United States: Sounding a Call to Action

Despite multiple measures and goals to reduce US maternal mortality rates, the latest data suggest the United States is far behind the rest of the world in maternal health care.

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.

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.

Reviewing Treatment for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Reviewing Treatment for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

A range of pharmacologic agents have a potential role in the management of NAFLD.

Did Industry Downplay Research Linking Sugar and CHD?

Did Industry Downplay Research Linking Sugar and CHD?

A historical analysis shows the Sugar Research Foundation may have influenced a review from Harvard researchers that downplayed the risks of sugar.

The Mediterranean Diet: What Are the Benefits?

The Mediterranean Diet: What Are the Benefits?

Adhering to the Mediterranean diet may stave off certain diseases, but the benefit on mortality remains questionable.

Assessing the Impact of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy on Cardiovascular Health

Assessing the Impact of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy on Cardiovascular Health

In light of ELITE trial results, estradiol hormone therapy may have a role in coronary heart disease treatment.

Evaluating the Link Between Cardiovascular Disease and Depression

Evaluating the Link Between Cardiovascular Disease and Depression

Patients with cardiovascular disease are 3 times more likely to develop depression, which makes psychosocial health monitoring essential.

Exercise for Prevention of Heart Disease

Exercise for Prevention of Heart Disease

Exercise's potential positive effects on cardiovascular disease and heart failure may be possible regardless of frequency and time of initiation.

SPRINT Challenges Current Standard of Care for Patients Without Diabetes

SPRINT Challenges Current Standard of Care for Patients Without Diabetes

Results from the SPRINT trial, reported at the American Heart Association, suggest that lower systolic blood pressure targets may be more effective in lowering cardiovascular risk.

Blood Pressure Management During Stroke Remains Controversial

Blood Pressure Management During Stroke Remains Controversial

With no established guidelines, much of the decisions for management of hypertension during stroke are based on clinician experience.

PCSK9 Inhibitors Safe, Effective in Hypercholesterolemia

PCSK9 Inhibitors Safe, Effective in Hypercholesterolemia

PCSK9 antibodies can safely and effectively treat high cholesterol in adults while reducing mortality rates.

Improving Detection of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Improving Detection of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

New imaging techniques show promise for diagnosing NAFLD.

Delving Deeper Into Lipids for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Delving Deeper Into Lipids for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

The first step in reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease is for health care professionals to get a full understanding of a patient's risk.

New ACC/AHA Guidelines: Current Lipid Management in Diabetes

New ACC/AHA Guidelines: Current Lipid Management in Diabetes

The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guidelines prompt significant changes in lipid management.

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