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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.

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Increased Risk for Mortality in People With Diabetes, CHD Taking Beta-Blockers

Increased Risk for Mortality in People With Diabetes, CHD Taking Beta-Blockers

Further studies are needed to assess whether beta-blockers are effective in reducing mortality and coronary events in patients with diabetes receiving optimal medical treatment.

Sacubitril/Valsartan May Help Preserve Kidney Function in Patients With HFrEF

Sacubitril/Valsartan May Help Preserve Kidney Function in Patients With HFrEF

Compared with the enalapril-treated group, those treated with sacubitril/valsartan were found to have significantly slower kidney decline.

ADA Updates Guidelines for Cardiovascular Risk Management in Diabetes

ADA Updates Guidelines for Cardiovascular Risk Management in Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association has updated its Clinical Standards of Medical Care guidelines for identifying and managing cardiovascular risk factors in diabetes.

Menopause Symptom Severity May Predict Heart Disease

Menopause Symptom Severity May Predict Heart Disease

Researchers examined whether menopausal symptoms, quality of life, and depression are related to arterial stiffness, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Eating Pecans May Cut Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes

Eating Pecans May Cut Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes

Changes in serum insulin and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance and beta cell function were significantly greater compared to the control diet

Noninvasive CAD Screening May Reduce Cardiac Events in Individuals With Asymptomatic Diabetes

Noninvasive CAD Screening May Reduce Cardiac Events in Individuals With Asymptomatic Diabetes

Compared with standard care, noninvasive coronary artery disease screening reduced cardiac events by 27% in individuals with asymptomatic diabetes. Results justify larger, appropriately powered trials to potentially revisit current recommendations.

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Higher in Survivors of Testicular Cancer

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Higher in Survivors of Testicular Cancer

Results from the ongoing Platinum Study revealed the prevalence of risk factors for CVD among survivors of testicular cancer who received chemotherapy for their cancer.

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

Early treatment of cardiovascular disease risk factors such as dyslipidemia and hypertension will have long-term benefits with low risk and cost and should be more widely used in pediatric type 1 diabetes care.

Only Half of Adults With Familial Hypercholesterolemia on Statins

Only Half of Adults With Familial Hypercholesterolemia on Statins

Only about 50% of adults with familial hypercholesterolemia are on statin therapy, and approximately 30% of those are taking high-intensity statins.

Change in BMI During Puberty Tied to Later Heart Failure Risk in Men

Change in BMI During Puberty Tied to Later Heart Failure Risk in Men

Change in body mass index to overweight during puberty significantly increases men's risk of heart failure later in life.

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