Cardiovascular Disease

High Uric Acid Levels Tied to Early Death in Seniors

High Uric Acid Levels Tied to Early Death in Seniors

Association strongest with cardiovascular mortality in the elderly.

Statins Increasingly Prescribed for Primary Prevention in Elderly

Statins Increasingly Prescribed for Primary Prevention in Elderly

But researchers note little evidence exists on the benefits and dangers of doing so.

Using Lipid Guidelines in Diabetes Care

Using Lipid Guidelines in Diabetes Care

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Speakers address the different guidelines for management of dyslipidemia and discuss how best to incorporate them into clinical practice.

Lipophilic Statins Better for Heart Failure

Lipophilic Statins Better for Heart Failure

Meta-analysis shows superior treatment effects on inflammation, cardiac function.

Tinzaparin Non-Superior to Warfarin for Recurrent VTE in Cancer

Tinzaparin Non-Superior to Warfarin for Recurrent VTE in Cancer

No difference in major bleeding, overall mortality, but reduction in clinically relevant nonmajor bleeding

Long-Acting Analog Insulin Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Risk in T2DM

Long-Acting Analog Insulin Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Risk in T2DM

No significant difference in risk for long-acting analog, other basal insulin therapies.

Long Working Hours Linked to Stroke

Long Working Hours Linked to Stroke

Association with coronary heart disease is smaller; dose-response association seen for stroke.

Why Heart Safety of Testosterone in Older Men Remains a Concern

Why Heart Safety of Testosterone in Older Men Remains a Concern

Most men prescribed testosterone have age-related hypogonadism, for which treatment is not FDA-approved

Some Stroke Patients Fail to Get Rapid Care

Some Stroke Patients Fail to Get Rapid Care

Researchers find transport time to specialized center sometimes longer than 2 hours.

Eat Spicy Foods, Live Longer, Study Suggests

Eat Spicy Foods, Live Longer, Study Suggests

Regularly eating chili peppers, other spicy foods linked to lower mortality risk during study period.

Insulin Pump Linked to Reduced Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Pump Linked to Reduced Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes

Long-term use of insulin pump reduces fatal coronary heart disease, CVD, all-cause mortality.

Both Low and High Physical Activity Linked to Heart Failure in Men

Both Low and High Physical Activity Linked to Heart Failure in Men

Largest risk reduction for heart failure seen for walking/cycling for at least 20 minutes per day.

Serum Chloride Levels Linked to Mortality in Heart Failure Patients

Serum Chloride Levels Linked to Mortality in Heart Failure Patients

Independent and inverse correlation seen for mortality with acute decompensated heart failure.

Southern Diet Linked With Heart Attack, CHD-Related Death

Southern Diet Linked With Heart Attack, CHD-Related Death

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People with a steady diet of foods such as processed meats and sugar-sweetened beverages had a 56% greater risk of acute coronary heart disease.

Some Minorities Less Likely to Call EMS for Stroke

Some Minorities Less Likely to Call EMS for Stroke

Hispanic and Asian individuals and African American women have lower usage of EMS transport for stroke.

Trans Fats Consumption Linked to Greater Mortality

Trans Fats Consumption Linked to Greater Mortality

Consumption of trans fats linked to all-cause and CHD mortality. Researchers found no associations for saturated fats.

Testosterone Therapy Has No Effect on Atherosclerosis Progression

Testosterone Therapy Has No Effect on Atherosclerosis Progression

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Use of testosterone gel for 3 years did not alter the rate of change in carotid intima-media thickness or coronary artery calcium.

Consider Cardiovascular Effects of Diabetes Drugs

Consider Cardiovascular Effects of Diabetes Drugs

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Some therapies harbor cardiovascular benefits while others may pose significant risks.

1 in 3 People Think Alcohol Is Heart-Healthy

1 in 3 People Think Alcohol Is Heart-Healthy

Those perceiving alcohol as heart-healthy drink substantially more alcohol.

Cardiac Fat Metabolism Not Improved by 7-Day Low Cal Diet

Cardiac Fat Metabolism Not Improved by 7-Day Low Cal Diet

Restriction of calories, saturated fat did not correct myocardial DFA metabolism in IGT individuals.

Normalized Testosterone Levels Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Strokes

Normalized Testosterone Levels Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Strokes

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Men with normalized testosterone levels following TRT had significantly lower risks of heart attacks and strokes, study finds.

Hyponatremia Increases Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

Hyponatremia Increases Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

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Study of Asian patients found that the 12-month mortality rate was signi­ficantly higher in those with than without hyponatremia at hospital admission for heart failure.

Women, Blacks Have Loss of Life Expectancy After Myocardial Infarction

Women, Blacks Have Loss of Life Expectancy After Myocardial Infarction

Disparities in care may be one reason for the racial differences, researchers say.

Stand More, Sit Less to Improve Cardiometabolic Health, Study Says

Stand More, Sit Less to Improve Cardiometabolic Health, Study Says

Even with regular exercise, sitting for long periods linked to higher blood glucose, cholesterol levels.

TMAO Implicated As a Cardiovascular Risk Factor in CKD

TMAO Implicated As a Cardiovascular Risk Factor in CKD

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As renal function declines, levels of trimethylamine-N-oxide increase, and this correlates with increased atherosclerosis burden.

Androgen Deprivation for Localized Prostate Cancer Ups Cardiac Risks

Androgen Deprivation for Localized Prostate Cancer Ups Cardiac Risks

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Patients with longer life expectancy are most at risk of cardiac morbidity, researchers concluded.

Mediterranean Lifestyle Reduces Postprandial Lipemia

Mediterranean Lifestyle Reduces Postprandial Lipemia

Physical activity shown to reduce PPL, as well as legumes, fish, and herbs, but not wine.

Some Hypogonadism Guidelines Need Updating, Review Finds

Some Hypogonadism Guidelines Need Updating, Review Finds

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Quality studies are still needed to answer crucial questions about TRT and prostate cancer, cardiovascular risk.

Renal Replacement Need After Cardiac Surgery Hikes Death Risk

Renal Replacement Need After Cardiac Surgery Hikes Death Risk

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In a study, 86% of patients who survived experienced renal recovery within 1 year.

Non-Surgical Balloon Device Approved for Obesity

Non-Surgical Balloon Device Approved for Obesity

Inflated in stomach, it may create sense of fullness.

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