Cardiovascular Disease

Insomnia Linked with Higher Stroke Risk

Insomnia Linked with Higher Stroke Risk

Elevated stroke risk for individuals with insomnia; highest for those aged 18 to 34 years.

Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

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CORAL study chair Lance Dworkin, MD, discusses the controversial finding with Renal & Urology News.

Lifestyle Intervention Beneficial for Impaired Glucose

Lifestyle Intervention Beneficial for Impaired Glucose

Drop in cardiovascular mortality, all-cause mortality, diabetes incidence in impaired glucose tolerance.

Heart Failure After Dialysis Start Ups Death Risk

Heart Failure After Dialysis Start Ups Death Risk

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Development of heart failure within 1 year of hemodialysis initiation was associated with a 22% increased risk of death.

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

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Human beings are unique in the animal kingdom when it comes to nutrition.

'White Coat Effect' Higher for Doctors than Nurses

'White Coat Effect' Higher for Doctors than Nurses

Mean blood pressures lower for nurses compared to readings made by doctors at same visit.

Better Outcomes in Consistent BP After Stroke

Better Outcomes in Consistent BP After Stroke

Only 30 percent of participants had blood pressure controlled.

MI-Acquired Anemia Rates Vary by Hospital

MI-Acquired Anemia Rates Vary by Hospital

Considerable variation in incidence of HAA across hospitals; teaching status and region linked to risk.

Sex Differences Apparent in Heart Rate Response to Exercise

Sex Differences Apparent in Heart Rate Response to Exercise

Slope and intercept of regression lines significantly different for men versus women.

Nitroglycerin Shortage Cause for Concern Among Doctors

Nitroglycerin Shortage Cause for Concern Among Doctors

Baxter and the FDA taking action to ease the shortage.

Hemoglobin Value Not Predictive of CVD Risk

Hemoglobin Value Not Predictive of CVD Risk

For individuals without known cardiovascular disease or diabetes, HbA1c provides little benefit.

Mexican-Americans Face Higher Risk of Stroke

Mexican-Americans Face Higher Risk of Stroke

Findings based on neurological, functional, and cognitive outcomes 90 days after ischemic stroke.

Nighttime Respiratory Rate Predicts Post-MI Mortality

Nighttime Respiratory Rate Predicts Post-MI Mortality

Among survivors of acute myocardial infarction, respiratory rate predicts non-sudden cardiac death.

Elevated CVD Risk After Angry Outbursts

Elevated CVD Risk After Angry Outbursts

Findings show that the two hours after an outburst have heightened risk.

Wine May Reduce CVD Risk in Diabetics

Wine May Reduce CVD Risk in Diabetics

Benefits observed for moderate consumption, but risk is increased for heavy consumption.

Warfarin in CKD Linked to Lower CVD Risk

Warfarin in CKD Linked to Lower CVD Risk

Lower risk with no increase in bleeding regardless of CKD severity.

Modest Interarm BP Difference Could Signal Increased Risk

Modest Interarm BP Difference Could Signal Increased Risk

Findings support expanded clinical use of this simple measurement.

High HDL May Raise Hemodialysis Patient Death Risk

High HDL May Raise Hemodialysis Patient Death Risk

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The inverse association is opposite of what is observed in the general population.

Physical Activity Linked to On-the-Job Fatal CVD Events

Physical Activity Linked to On-the-Job Fatal CVD Events

Cardiovascular events occur relatively frequently, especially after vigorous activity.

Physicians Slow to Prescribe Antihypertensives to Younger Patients

Physicians Slow to Prescribe Antihypertensives to Younger Patients

Study found age was a factor in how quickly patients got treatment.

FDA: NSAID Heart Risks Revisited

FDA: NSAID Heart Risks Revisited

Studies suggest naproxen may pose less of a threat.

CVD Risk Factors in Advanced CKD Identified

CVD Risk Factors in Advanced CKD Identified

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These include diastolic dysfunction, a history of MI, age older than 75 years, and elevated troponin T.

Mediterranean Diet Provides Cardiac Benefits in Men

Mediterranean Diet Provides Cardiac Benefits in Men

Greater adherence to dietary pattern inversely linked to metabolic syndrome, LDL, weight gain.

Testosterone Therapy Raises Myocardial Infarction Risk

Testosterone Therapy Raises Myocardial Infarction Risk

Risk is higher in younger men with pre-existing heart disease and in older men.

Excessive Salt Consumption Among American Teens

Excessive Salt Consumption Among American Teens

Mean sodium consumption more than twice the AHA recommended daily intake.

Guidelines and the Older Patient with CKD

Guidelines and the Older Patient with CKD

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Geriatric patients with CKD are at high risk for morbidity and mortality from the potential side effects of treatments.

Controversies in Blood Pressure: Management in Hemodialysis

Controversies in Blood Pressure: Management in Hemodialysis

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A majority of patients on HD have hypertension, and CVD is the leading cause of death in these patients.

Reduced Kidney Function Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Reduced Kidney Function Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

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The presence of cardiovascular disease in RA patients increases their risk of impaired renal function.

Cardiovascular Intervention-Induced Kidney Injury Not Uncommon

Cardiovascular Intervention-Induced Kidney Injury Not Uncommon

Acute kidney injury seen in 7% of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Diastolic Dysfunction a Cardiac Risk Factor in Advanced CKD

Diastolic Dysfunction a Cardiac Risk Factor in Advanced CKD

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Other predictors included a history of myocardial infarction, elevated troponin T, and age older than 75.

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