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Fertility Hormone Therapy and Cardiovascular Outcomes: What We Know

Fertility Hormone Therapy and Cardiovascular Outcomes: What We Know

Although the use of fertility therapy has steadily increased in the past few decades, research findings pertaining to related long-term cardiovascular outcomes are scarce and conflicting.

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T2D May Play a Protective Role Against Developing Aortic Diseases

T2D May Play a Protective Role Against Developing Aortic Diseases

The novel findings in this study suggest that patients with type 2 diabetes have a significantly reduced risk for short-term mortality after hospitalization for aortic aneurysm compared with population-based control subjects.

Reducing CV Risk in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diabetes

Reducing CV Risk in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diabetes

Abatacept conferred a greater reduction in cardiovascular risk compared with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

Little Effect on Metabolic Risk Factors With Addition of SSRIs to Antipsychotics

Little Effect on Metabolic Risk Factors With Addition of SSRIs to Antipsychotics

A combination of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and antipsychotics does not lead to further deterioration of metabolic variables; however, metabolic monitoring should be performed.

Updated Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Focuses on Cardiovascular Disease

Updated Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Focuses on Cardiovascular Disease

ADA's recommendations reflect the latest advances in evidence-based research to improve care for millions of people with diabetes.

Duration of Prediabetes, Diabetes Independently Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis, Cardiac Dysfunction

Duration of Prediabetes, Diabetes Independently Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis, Cardiac Dysfunction

Data emphasize the importance of early identification and management of those at risk for diabetes and prediabetes in order to limit exposure to the adverse cardiovascular effects of a longer duration of these conditions.

Lower Bone Mineral Density May Increase Intracranial Aneurysm Risk

Lower Bone Mineral Density May Increase Intracranial Aneurysm Risk

A lower bone mineral density in the lumbar spine, femoral neck, and hip is associated with an increased risk for intracranial aneurysm.

Gestational Diabetes May Increase Risk for Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Disease, T2D

Gestational Diabetes May Increase Risk for Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Disease, T2D

Clinical guidelines should include postpartum screening and management for all cardiovascular risk factors in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes and not restrict it to diabetes.

Does Bariatric Surgery Reduce CVD Risk Factors in Adolescents?

Does Bariatric Surgery Reduce CVD Risk Factors in Adolescents?

Weight loss after bariatric surgery in adolescents predicts the degree of longitudinal improvement in elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, hyperinsulinemia, dyslipidemia, and diabetes.

New Recommendations for High Blood Pressure Management, Prevention

New Recommendations for High Blood Pressure Management, Prevention

New recommendations have been developed for the prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of high blood pressure.

Adding Ezetimibe to Statin Therapy: Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes

Adding Ezetimibe to Statin Therapy: Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes

In patients with an acute coronary syndrome and LDL-C >50 mg/dL, healthcare providers should consider adding ezetimibe to statin therapy to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events.

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