Cardiovascular Disease

Acetaminophen May Be Riskier Than Thought

Acetaminophen May Be Riskier Than Thought

Researchers call for a new systematic review of acetaminophen's effectiveness and safety

Walking Improves Erectile Function After Myocardial Infarction

Walking Improves Erectile Function After Myocardial Infarction

Correlation identified between functional capacity and erectile function improvement

Mild CKD and Tight Glucose Control Increase Risks in Diabetics

Mild CKD and Tight Glucose Control Increase Risks in Diabetics

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Intense glycemic control was significantly linked to higher risks of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality

Nuts Linked to Decreased CVD Mortality

Nuts Linked to Decreased CVD Mortality

Hints, but doesn't prove, they might reduce risk of death from cardiovascular disease, other causes

Workplace Standing No Antidote to Sitting Harms

Workplace Standing No Antidote to Sitting Harms

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More standing time was associated with less overweight and impaired glucose tolerance, but the results didn't hold after adjustment.

Recreational Marathon Training Good for Middle-Aged Men's Hearts

Recreational Marathon Training Good for Middle-Aged Men's Hearts

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Study reveals favorable myocardial adaptations, including enhanced left ventricular diastolic function.

Smartphone ECGs Just as Accurate

Smartphone ECGs Just as Accurate

Smartphone and standard ECGs detect atrial rate and rhythm, AV block, QRS delay with equal accuracy.

FDA Approves Device for Procedure-Related Stroke

FDA Approves Device for Procedure-Related Stroke

Transcarotid system designed to help prevent stroke during stent and angioplasty procedures

1 in 3 Would Rather Die Early Than Take Pills

1 in 3 Would Rather Die Early Than Take Pills

1 in 3 survey respondents rejected the idea even if it meant a shorter life

Women with Type 1 Diabetes Fare Worse Than Men

Women with Type 1 Diabetes Fare Worse Than Men

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Among the increased risks, women with the disease had an 86% higher chance of dying from cardiovascular disease than men.

Mediterranean Diet Associated with Less Ventricular Mass

Mediterranean Diet Associated with Less Ventricular Mass

Reduction in mass may confer diet's protective cardiovascular effect

Infection Linked to Non-Dialysis CKD Among Diabetics

Infection Linked to Non-Dialysis CKD Among Diabetics

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Investigators found the strongest associations for sepsis, followed by pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections.

Kidney Stone Formers Have Worse Vascular Calcification, BMD

Kidney Stone Formers Have Worse Vascular Calcification, BMD

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New finding may explain reported associations between nephrolithiasis and cardiovascular disease.

Kidney Stones and CVD Linked by Calcium Deposits

Kidney Stones and CVD Linked by Calcium Deposits

Kidney stone patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending cardiovascular issues.

Updated Hypertension Guidelines Could Save 13,000 Lives Yearly

Updated Hypertension Guidelines Could Save 13,000 Lives Yearly

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The 2014 recommendations also could prevent an estimated 56,000 cardiovascular events annually and save costs.

Early Death in Dialysis Patients Linked to High Calcium, Phosphorus

Early Death in Dialysis Patients Linked to High Calcium, Phosphorus

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Investigators found that dialysis patients with serum calcium levels of 10.2 mg/dL or greater had increased risks of premature death.

Dialysis Patients with Hyperphosphatemia May Benefit from Magnesium

Dialysis Patients with Hyperphosphatemia May Benefit from Magnesium

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Higher magnesium levels in hemodialysis patients with high phosphorus levels were associated with decreased cardiovascular mortality.

Erectile Dysfunction and eGFR May Predict CAD

Erectile Dysfunction and eGFR May Predict CAD

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A Turkish study found that 55% of male coronary artery disease patients had some degree of erectile dysfunction.

BMI and Waist Circumference Not in Sync

BMI and Waist Circumference Not in Sync

Waist circumference is linked to visceral adiposity, liver fat, and adverse cardiometabolic risk profile within each BMI category.

Allopurinol May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

Allopurinol May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

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Long-term treatment also found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

CDC: Statin Use Continues to Rise

CDC: Statin Use Continues to Rise

Statin prescriptions in the U.S. continue to rise, according to a December 2014 CDC report.

CHD Risk Greater in Women with Kidney Stones

CHD Risk Greater in Women with Kidney Stones

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Study finds no significantly elevated risk of coronary heart disease among men with a history of kidney stones.

Low Hemoglobin in CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

Low Hemoglobin in CKD Patients Predicts Worse Outcomes

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Levels below 10 g/dL found to increase risk of a composite endpoint of all-cause mortality, cerebrovascular events, and myocardial infarction.

ADA's 2015 Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes

ADA's 2015 Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association's 2015 standards include new recommendations for statin treatment based on individual risk profile.

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