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Men's Health Update Sports-related Cardiac Arrest Low Among Fit Middle-agers

Sports-related Cardiac Arrest Low Among Fit Middle-agers

Only 5% of attacks occurred during activities such as jogging or bicycling.

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Undetected Diabetes Common in Heart Attack Patients

Undetected Diabetes Common in Heart Attack Patients

Underlying diabetes affected 1 in 10 heart attack patients, yet was recognized by the care team only a third of the time.

Statins Cost-Effective for CVD Prevention in Seniors

Statins Cost-Effective for CVD Prevention in Seniors

Statins would prevent heart attacks and coronary heart disease, while being cost-effective, if there are no increases in geriatric-specific adverse effects.

Cardiac Arrest Risk in ESRD May Be Inherited

Cardiac Arrest Risk in ESRD May Be Inherited

But more detailed genetic studies needed in the dialysis population.

Hydration During PCI Reduces Contrast Nephropathy

Hydration During PCI Reduces Contrast Nephropathy

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy is significantly associated with mortality and need for dialysis; hydration is also a predictor of CIN.

Monitor Older Men on ADT for Diabetes and CVD

Monitor Older Men on ADT for Diabetes and CVD

Prolonged androgen deprivation treatment ups risk in older men with prostate cancer, especially those with comorbidities.

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure

Corlanor works by decreasing heart rate; it's the first approved product in this drug class.

Screen for CKD Among People of Low Socioeconomic Status

Screen for CKD Among People of Low Socioeconomic Status

Researchers compared 3 screening approaches for their ability to detect chronic kidney disease cases, and identify patients with higher rates of cardiovascular events and kidney decline.

LDL-C Variability Predicts Cardiovascular Events

LDL-C Variability Predicts Cardiovascular Events

Variability predicts increased risk in patients with coronary artery disease, independent of LDL-C levels.

Divorce a Significant Heart Attack Risk Factor

Divorce a Significant Heart Attack Risk Factor

But remarriage, at least for women, does not appear to lower risk of heart attack, research shows.

Gratitude Journal May Reduce Heart Risks

Gratitude Journal May Reduce Heart Risks

Keeping a gratitude journal seemed to reduce cardiac risk factors.

No Mortality Benefit Seen with Diabetes Screening

No Mortality Benefit Seen with Diabetes Screening

Treatment of impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance can delay progression to diabetes.

Shorter Men Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Shorter Men Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Increased risk possibly linked to the genetics that also determine height.

Focus on Modifiable Risks in Diabetes to Lower CV Events

Focus on Modifiable Risks in Diabetes to Lower CV Events

Modifiable risk factors account for a considerable proportion of CV events, death in those with, without CVD.

Stroke Risk Increases as GFR Declines

Stroke Risk Increases as GFR Declines

Stroke risk increases linearly with decreasing GFR rate and increasing albuminuria, according to a review and meta-analysis.

Sports-related Cardiac Arrest Low Among Fit Middle-agers

Sports-related Cardiac Arrest Low Among Fit Middle-agers

Only 5% of attacks occurred during activities such as jogging or bicycling.