Cardiovascular Disease

Cancer Survivors With STEMI at Increased Risk for Noncardiac Death

Cancer Survivors With STEMI at Increased Risk for Noncardiac Death

Cancer survivors did not have a higher risk of STEMI-related mortality; however, they were more than 3 times more likely to die of non-heart-related causes.

Erectile Dysfunction Associated With Subclinical Myocardial Injury

Erectile Dysfunction Associated With Subclinical Myocardial Injury

The researchers found that high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I levels were significantly higher in participants with erectile dysfunction than in those without

PPIs Linked to Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke

PPIs Linked to Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke

PPIs were associated with an increased overall stroke risk of 21%.

Statins Recommended for Adults With No Cardiovascular Disease

Statins Recommended for Adults With No Cardiovascular Disease

People with no signs, symptoms, or history of cardiovascular disease can still be at risk for having a heart attack or stroke.

More Cardiovascular Events Occur After Longer HD Schedule

More Cardiovascular Events Occur After Longer HD Schedule

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Cardiovascular events more than tripled 4 days following the last dialysis session.

Rehospitalization After Heart Attack Linked to Worse Health

Rehospitalization After Heart Attack Linked to Worse Health

Among patients rehospitalized for UA or unplanned revascularization, worse one-year angina and quality-of-life outcomes were seen.

High-Intensity Statins May Confer a Survival Advantage

High-Intensity Statins May Confer a Survival Advantage

High-intensity statins were associated with a significant survival advantage compared with moderate-intensity statins, even among older adults.

Age at Cancer Diagnosis Predicts Cardiac Risk

Age at Cancer Diagnosis Predicts Cardiac Risk

Cancer patients diagnosed in their teens had a more than 4-fold higher risk of death from cardiac disease than patients who didn't have cancer.

Young Susceptible to Endothelial Injury From Pollution

Young Susceptible to Endothelial Injury From Pollution

The findings suggest that living in a polluted environment could promote development of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.

Pediatric Screening for High Cholesterol Feasible

Pediatric Screening for High Cholesterol Feasible

For children aged 1 to 2 years, screening is available at routine child immunization visits.

No Clear CVD Risk With Calcium Supplements

No Clear CVD Risk With Calcium Supplements

The authors noted that calcium supplements do have side effects, and they urged people to take moderate supplement doses if their diets are deficient in calcium.

Meat Byproduct Linked to Increased Death in PAD Patients

Meat Byproduct Linked to Increased Death in PAD Patients

TMAO, a pro-atherogenic metabolite formed by gut microbes, predicts long-term adverse event risk and possible mortality in patients with PAD.

Statins Can Interact With Other Cardiovascular Drugs

Statins Can Interact With Other Cardiovascular Drugs

Many of the interactions between statins and other heart drugs are minor, but there are some drug combinations that should be avoided.

Anger, Activity Can Trigger Heart Attack

Anger, Activity Can Trigger Heart Attack

On average, AMI over 2 times more likely in the hour after a bout of intense emotions or activity.

Hospital Choice Crucial to Heart Attack Survival

Hospital Choice Crucial to Heart Attack Survival

Patients treated at hospitals with better track records gained additional year of life.

Older Adults Have Many Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Older Adults Have Many Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Blacks have increased incidence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, but not a-fib.

Absent Pulses Up Risk of Vascular Events, ESRD in Type 2 Diabetes

Absent Pulses Up Risk of Vascular Events, ESRD in Type 2 Diabetes

Every additional absent dorsalis pedis or posterior tibial pulse linked to increased risk of all outcomes.

Lowering Salt Intake Reduces Mortality, Study Confirms

Lowering Salt Intake Reduces Mortality, Study Confirms

Findings support modest reductions in sodium intake among persons consuming high-sodium diets

European, American Guidelines Differ on Statins

European, American Guidelines Differ on Statins

Quantification of CAC score can improve stratification for those at high, low risk for events.

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Linked to ESRD, Mortality

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Linked to ESRD, Mortality

Increased SBP variability tied to mortality, coronary heart disease, stroke, end-stage renal disease

Leptin a Potential Target to Reduce CVD Risk in CKD-MBD

Leptin a Potential Target to Reduce CVD Risk in CKD-MBD

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Parathyroidectomy may improve leptin regulation and heart rate variability in SHPT patients.

Non-Statin Therapies Also Lower LDL Cholesterol

Non-Statin Therapies Also Lower LDL Cholesterol

Dietary changes, other meds, and even surgery can lower cardiovascular risk similarly to statins.

Semaglutide Does Not Appear to Increase CV Risks

Semaglutide Does Not Appear to Increase CV Risks

Study confirms the noninferiority of semaglutide.

MACE Reduced With Treatment Adherence

MACE Reduced With Treatment Adherence

Study participants fully adherent to treatment regimens were less likely to experience major adverse cardiovascular events.

Cancer Top Cause of Death in Europe

Cancer Top Cause of Death in Europe

Successes in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease are likely the cause of the shift.

A-Fib Can Lead to CKD, CVD, More

A-Fib Can Lead to CKD, CVD, More

Review links atrial fibrillation to increased risk for cardiovascular events, kidney disease, not just stroke.

Reduced Kidney Function Ups Likelihood of AFib

Reduced Kidney Function Ups Likelihood of AFib

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Over a median follow-up of 3.7 years, researchers observed 159 incident cases of atrial fibrillation.

Drug-Eluting Stents Not Superior for Survival, CV Events

Drug-Eluting Stents Not Superior for Survival, CV Events

But, the drug-eluting devices do lead to fewer repeat revascularizations.

High Mortality, CV Event Risks for Older, Heart Attack Survivors

High Mortality, CV Event Risks for Older, Heart Attack Survivors

Even after 1 year, risk of mortality, cardiovascular events remains high.

Low Diastolic Blood Pressure May Cause Heart Damage

Low Diastolic Blood Pressure May Cause Heart Damage

Low DBP linked to myocardial damage, CHD events especially among those with SBP 120 mm Hg.

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