Cardiovascular Disease

Testosterone Replacement May Lower Cardiovascular Risks

Testosterone Replacement May Lower Cardiovascular Risks

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In a large study, testosterone replacement therapy was associated with a 33% lower risk of cardiac and stroke events among hypogonadal men.

Any Coronary Artery Calcium in 30s and 40s Ups Cardiovascular Risks

Any Coronary Artery Calcium in 30s and 40s Ups Cardiovascular Risks

The presence of CAC among individuals aged between 32 and 46 years was associated with increased risk of fatal and nonfatal CHD during 12.5 years of follow-up.

Alcohol Abuse Ups Risk of MI, Heart Failure, AFib

Alcohol Abuse Ups Risk of MI, Heart Failure, AFib

Those without traditional cardiovascular risk factors are disproportionately prone to these cardiac diseases in the setting of alcohol abuse.

More Patients Hospitalized for Atrial Fibrillation

More Patients Hospitalized for Atrial Fibrillation

Adjusted rates of hospitalization for AF increased by almost 1% per year between 1999 and 2013.

Eating Pattern May Affect Cardiovascular Risk

Eating Pattern May Affect Cardiovascular Risk

Irregular eating patterns appear less favorable for achieving a healthy cardiometabolic profile.

No New Adverse Events With Alirocumab, Very Low LDL-C

No New Adverse Events With Alirocumab, Very Low LDL-C

Baseline LDL-C was lower in patients with LDL-C <25 versus ≥25 mg/dl.

Kidney Function Predicts Hospital Discharge, Mortality After Stroke

Kidney Function Predicts Hospital Discharge, Mortality After Stroke

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Patients with an eGFR below 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 were more likely to die in the hospital or be discharged to hospice.

Higher Resting Heart Rate Riskier for Older Adults

Higher Resting Heart Rate Riskier for Older Adults

Higher RHR was significantly associated with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events in older but not younger participants.

Red Yeast Rice May Pose Similar Risks to Statins

Red Yeast Rice May Pose Similar Risks to Statins

The potential safety signals of myopathies and liver injury raise the hypothesis that the safety profile of RYR is similar to that of statins.

Off-Target CKD-MBD Biomarkers Prognostic for Adverse Outcomes

Off-Target CKD-MBD Biomarkers Prognostic for Adverse Outcomes

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Dialysis facilities with the least control of PTH, Ca, and P had the greatest risks.

Sitagliptin OK for Older Type 2 Diabetes Patients With CVD

Sitagliptin OK for Older Type 2 Diabetes Patients With CVD

Sitagliptin did not significantly impact the primary composite, death, heart failure hospitalization, severe hypoglycemia, rates of acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, or serious adverse events.

Higher Systolic BP Target Recommended for Older Patients

Higher Systolic BP Target Recommended for Older Patients

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New guidelines suggest aiming for a systolic pressure less than 150 mm Hg in hypertensive individuals aged 60 or older.

Fenofibrate May Reduce CVD in Statin-Treated T2DM Patients

Fenofibrate May Reduce CVD in Statin-Treated T2DM Patients

The continued observation of heterogeneity of treatment response by baseline lipids suggests that fenofibrate therapy may reduce CVD in patients with diabetes.

More CHD Patients Die of Noncardiovascular Causes, Study Finds

More CHD Patients Die of Noncardiovascular Causes, Study Finds

Mortality was more frequently due to noncardiovascular causes, and predictors of noncardiovascular mortality included factors traditionally associated with cardiovascular mortality.

Participation in Specific Sports Tied to Significant Health Benefits

Participation in Specific Sports Tied to Significant Health Benefits

The findings indicate that it's not only how much and how often, but also what type of exercise you do that seems to make the difference.

Moderate Alcohol Can Trigger Atrial Fibrillation

Moderate Alcohol Can Trigger Atrial Fibrillation

People with an irregular heartbeat should probably drink no more than 1 alcoholic drink per day with 2 alcohol-free days a week.

Health Anxiety Ups Ischemic Heart Disease Risk

Health Anxiety Ups Ischemic Heart Disease Risk

The researchers found that 710 participants had scores that identified them as anxious about their health, and over the years, 234 participants developed IHD.

Slow Heart Rate Recovery Linked to Death in Seniors

Slow Heart Rate Recovery Linked to Death in Seniors

People with the slowest heart rate recovery were 2.3 times more likely to die during the study period versus those in the fastest recovery quartile.

Immediate Epinephrine Helps Cardiac Arrest Survival

Immediate Epinephrine Helps Cardiac Arrest Survival

Survival rates were 12.9% among patients who received epinephrine within 5 minutes of cardiac arrest.

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.

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