Cardiovascular Disease

Smartphone ECG App Identifies Atrial Fibrillation

Smartphone ECG App Identifies Atrial Fibrillation

Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening.

Testosterone Therapy Safe in Hypogonadal Elderly Men

Testosterone Therapy Safe in Hypogonadal Elderly Men

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In a study of hypogonadal men older than 65, the treatment did not increase the prevalence of thrombotic events.

Obese Patients on Warfarin at Double Risk of Major Bleeds

Obese Patients on Warfarin at Double Risk of Major Bleeds

Obese patients had an 84% higher risk of a major bleeding event, compared to those of normal weight.

Baby Boomers Living Longer But with Health Problems

Baby Boomers Living Longer But with Health Problems

But nearly half take a prescription cardiovascular drug, almost a fifth have diabetes.

Fewer Americans Have High Triglyceride Levels

Fewer Americans Have High Triglyceride Levels

The numbers are encouraging, but many people are still at risk.

Full Rx Coverage Ups Survival, Cuts Costs After Heart Attack

Full Rx Coverage Ups Survival, Cuts Costs After Heart Attack

Full prescription coverage associated with greater quality-adjusted survival, less resource use per patient.

Statin Initiation Should be Guided by Age, Sex

Statin Initiation Should be Guided by Age, Sex

Sensitivity and specificity of statin recommendations can be improved with use of specific CVD risk thresholds.

Mortality After CABG Higher in Diabetics

Mortality After CABG Higher in Diabetics

CABG patients with type 1 diabetes had twice the mortality risk, while type 2 patients had a smaller but significant increased risk.

Exercise Training Effective for CKD Patients

Exercise Training Effective for CKD Patients

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Over 12 months, the exercise intervention increased participants' activity level by 2 or more metabolic equivalents.

Moderate Drinking More Beneficial to Caucasians

Moderate Drinking More Beneficial to Caucasians

Dietary guidelines might need modification to reflect racial differences, researcher says.

Half of Adults Over 45 Take Daily Aspirin

Half of Adults Over 45 Take Daily Aspirin

Having discussed aspirin with a provider is the strongest predictor of regular use among middleage and senior adults..

Smoking Cigars as Risky as Cigarettes

Smoking Cigars as Risky as Cigarettes

Risk of death and certain cancers increased with cigar smoking.

Undetected Diabetes Common in Heart Attack Patients

Undetected Diabetes Common in Heart Attack Patients

Underlying diabetes affected 1 in 10 heart attack patients, yet was recognized by the care team only a third of the time.

Statins Cost-Effective for CVD Prevention in Seniors

Statins Cost-Effective for CVD Prevention in Seniors

Statins would prevent heart attacks and coronary heart disease, while being cost-effective, if there are no increases in geriatric-specific adverse effects.

Cardiac Arrest Risk in ESRD May Be Inherited

Cardiac Arrest Risk in ESRD May Be Inherited

But more detailed genetic studies needed in the dialysis population.

Hydration During PCI Reduces Contrast Nephropathy

Hydration During PCI Reduces Contrast Nephropathy

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy is significantly associated with mortality and need for dialysis; hydration is also a predictor of CIN.

Monitor Older Men on ADT for Diabetes and CVD

Monitor Older Men on ADT for Diabetes and CVD

Prolonged androgen deprivation treatment ups risk in older men with prostate cancer, especially those with comorbidities.

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure

Corlanor works by decreasing heart rate; it's the first approved product in this drug class.

Screen for CKD Among People of Low Socioeconomic Status

Screen for CKD Among People of Low Socioeconomic Status

Researchers compared 3 screening approaches for their ability to detect chronic kidney disease cases, and identify patients with higher rates of cardiovascular events and kidney decline.

LDL-C Variability Predicts Cardiovascular Events

LDL-C Variability Predicts Cardiovascular Events

Variability predicts increased risk in patients with coronary artery disease, independent of LDL-C levels.

Divorce a Significant Heart Attack Risk Factor

Divorce a Significant Heart Attack Risk Factor

But remarriage, at least for women, does not appear to lower risk of heart attack, research shows.

Gratitude Journal May Reduce Heart Risks

Gratitude Journal May Reduce Heart Risks

Keeping a gratitude journal seemed to reduce cardiac risk factors.

No Mortality Benefit Seen with Diabetes Screening

No Mortality Benefit Seen with Diabetes Screening

Treatment of impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance can delay progression to diabetes.

Shorter Men Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Shorter Men Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Increased risk possibly linked to the genetics that also determine height.

Focus on Modifiable Risks in Diabetes to Lower CV Events

Focus on Modifiable Risks in Diabetes to Lower CV Events

Modifiable risk factors account for a considerable proportion of CV events, death in those with, without CVD.

Stroke Risk Increases as GFR Declines

Stroke Risk Increases as GFR Declines

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Stroke risk increases linearly with decreasing GFR rate and increasing albuminuria, according to a review and meta-analysis.

Sports-related Cardiac Arrest Low Among Fit Middle-agers

Sports-related Cardiac Arrest Low Among Fit Middle-agers

Only 5% of attacks occurred during activities such as jogging or bicycling.

Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled 'healthy', according to a new CDC report.

New Hypertension Guidelines for Coronary Artery Disease Patients

New Hypertension Guidelines for Coronary Artery Disease Patients

One aim of the updated guidelines is more flexibility for heart disease patients, doctors say.

1 in 4 African Americans Has Subclinical Disease

1 in 4 African Americans Has Subclinical Disease

Prevalence 26%; increased odds of disease among those with metabolic syndrome, diabetes

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