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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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CV Autonomic Neuropathy Predicts T1DM Urological Complications

CV Autonomic Neuropathy Predicts T1DM Urological Complications

Increased odds of erectile dysfunction and/or lower urinary tract symptoms in men with T1DM.

Tiniest Pacemaker Shows Promise for Bradycardia

Tiniest Pacemaker Shows Promise for Bradycardia

The Micra transcatheter pacing system is 93% smaller than prior pacemakers.

Smartphone ECG App Identifies Atrial Fibrillation

Smartphone ECG App Identifies Atrial Fibrillation

Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening.

Testosterone Therapy Safe in Hypogonadal Elderly Men

Testosterone Therapy Safe in Hypogonadal Elderly Men

In a study of hypogonadal men older than 65, the treatment did not increase the prevalence of thrombotic events.

Obese Patients on Warfarin at Double Risk of Major Bleeds

Obese Patients on Warfarin at Double Risk of Major Bleeds

Obese patients had an 84% higher risk of a major bleeding event, compared to those of normal weight.

Baby Boomers Living Longer But with Health Problems

Baby Boomers Living Longer But with Health Problems

But nearly half take a prescription cardiovascular drug, almost a fifth have diabetes.

Fewer Americans Have High Triglyceride Levels

Fewer Americans Have High Triglyceride Levels

The numbers are encouraging, but many people are still at risk.

Full Rx Coverage Ups Survival, Cuts Costs After Heart Attack

Full Rx Coverage Ups Survival, Cuts Costs After Heart Attack

Full prescription coverage associated with greater quality-adjusted survival, less resource use per patient.

Statin Initiation Should be Guided by Age, Sex

Statin Initiation Should be Guided by Age, Sex

Sensitivity and specificity of statin recommendations can be improved with use of specific CVD risk thresholds.

Mortality After CABG Higher in Diabetics

Mortality After CABG Higher in Diabetics

CABG patients with type 1 diabetes had twice the mortality risk, while type 2 patients had a smaller but significant increased risk.

Exercise Training Effective for CKD Patients

Exercise Training Effective for CKD Patients

Over 12 months, the exercise intervention increased participants' activity level by 2 or more metabolic equivalents.

Moderate Drinking More Beneficial to Caucasians

Moderate Drinking More Beneficial to Caucasians

Dietary guidelines might need modification to reflect racial differences, researcher says.

Half of Adults Over 45 Take Daily Aspirin

Half of Adults Over 45 Take Daily Aspirin

Having discussed aspirin with a provider is the strongest predictor of regular use among middleage and senior adults..

Smoking Cigars as Risky as Cigarettes

Smoking Cigars as Risky as Cigarettes

Risk of death and certain cancers increased with cigar smoking.

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.