Cardiovascular Disease

High Sodium Intake May Up CVD Risk in CKD Patients

High Sodium Intake May Up CVD Risk in CKD Patients

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CKD patients with daily sodium above 4,548 mg may help protect their cardiovascular health by reducing sodium in their diets, researchers suggested.

High Uric Acid Increases Risk of Non-Fatal Stroke in CKD Patients

High Uric Acid Increases Risk of Non-Fatal Stroke in CKD Patients

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Odds of non-fatal stroke are 49% higher in patients in the fourth quartile of uric acid level versus those in the second quartile.

Lower SBP Target Reduces CVD Events, Mortality in Elderly

Lower SBP Target Reduces CVD Events, Mortality in Elderly

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The findings warrant reconsideration of blood pressure targets for many patients older than 75, according to an editorial.

Half of Myocardial Infarctions Are Silent

Half of Myocardial Infarctions Are Silent

45% of all myocardial infarctions studied were silent MIs.

Low Salt Intake May Harm Cardiovascular Health, Study Says

Low Salt Intake May Harm Cardiovascular Health, Study Says

Researchers say restricting sodium might backfire, but heart experts are critical of the finding.

Taking Aspirin After TIA Prevents Stroke, Study Confirms

Taking Aspirin After TIA Prevents Stroke, Study Confirms

Researchers find risk is reduced by as much as 80%.

Blood Pressure Trends Help Predict Stroke

Blood Pressure Trends Help Predict Stroke

Odds increase with rapid rise in middle age.

Blood Pressure Control Beneficial for Seniors, SPRINT Shows

Blood Pressure Control Beneficial for Seniors, SPRINT Shows

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults.

CABG Better Than PCI in End-Stage Renal Disease

CABG Better Than PCI in End-Stage Renal Disease

Updated review and meta-analysis show beneficial effect for CABG for long-term mortality.

Number of Calcified Arteries Helps Predict CVD Events

Number of Calcified Arteries Helps Predict CVD Events

The number of CAC vessels allowed researchers to correctly estimate the likelihood of both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease.

Aspirin Safe for Partial Nephrectomy Patients

Aspirin Safe for Partial Nephrectomy Patients

Findings among patients on chronic antiplatelet therapy for cardioprotection.

LDL Improvement in Hypertriglyceridemia Depends on Statin

LDL Improvement in Hypertriglyceridemia Depends on Statin

LDL-C and triglyceride reductions depend on choice and dose of statin prescribed.

Life's Simple 7 Can Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

Life's Simple 7 Can Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

Preventing cardiovascular disease through adherence to Life's Simple 7 can also prevent the development of CKD.

Hyperkalemia After AMI Frequent, Potentially Dangerous

Hyperkalemia After AMI Frequent, Potentially Dangerous

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In-hospital mortality risk was more than double among patients whose hyperkalemia persisted than those whose potassium levels normalized.

Hyperkalemia Common in Clinical Practice

Hyperkalemia Common in Clinical Practice

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Treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors was most strongly associated with hyperkalemia.

Cardiovascular Risk Does Not Differ for GLP-1 Receptor Agonists

Cardiovascular Risk Does Not Differ for GLP-1 Receptor Agonists

Researchers found no significant differences in instances of CVD in patients treated with GLP-1RA compared to DPP-4i in combination with metformin.

Depressed Coronary Artery Disease Patients Have Higher Risks

Depressed Coronary Artery Disease Patients Have Higher Risks

Female gender and more severe angina based on Canadian Cardiovascular Society class were considered predictors of depression.

Evacetrapib Does Not Reduce CV Events in Diabetes Patients With CHD

Evacetrapib Does Not Reduce CV Events in Diabetes Patients With CHD

Evacetrapib did lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in high vascular risk patients, but did not reduce major cardiovascular events.

2 Diabetes Medications Carry Risks for Kidney Patients, FDA Says

2 Diabetes Medications Carry Risks for Kidney Patients, FDA Says

Drugs containing saxagliptin or alogliptin may be linked to heart failure risk.

Periodontitis May Up Erectile Dysfunction Risk

Periodontitis May Up Erectile Dysfunction Risk

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Review finds 1.5-3.4 times higher risk of erectile dysfunction among men with periodontitis.

HOPE-3: Offer Statins to Intermediate Risk Patients Without CVD

HOPE-3: Offer Statins to Intermediate Risk Patients Without CVD

Results from HOPE-3 suggest statins can be more widely used in intermediate-risk patients without cardiovascular disease.

Renal Function Tied to CV Events in Statin-Treated CHD Patients

Renal Function Tied to CV Events in Statin-Treated CHD Patients

Intrastudy stabilization, increase in eGFR linked to reduced MCVE rate in atorvastatin-treated patients.

Blood Pressure Goals Needful for Children, Teens

Blood Pressure Goals Needful for Children, Teens

Trajectory data indicate that childhood BP levels correlate with BP status at age 38 years.

Low-risk Tai Chi Exercises Help Cardiovascular Health

Low-risk Tai Chi Exercises Help Cardiovascular Health

In addition to tai chi, traditional Chinese exercises have been found to improve quality of life for patients with cardiovascular disease.

High-Intensity Exercise May Hurt Heart

High-Intensity Exercise May Hurt Heart

High-intensity exercise may lead to permanent structural changes in the myocardium of participants, potentially leading to arrhythmias.

Daily Cup of Tea May Help Keep Heart Healthy

Daily Cup of Tea May Help Keep Heart Healthy

Regular tea drinkers had a one-third less risk of undergoing a major cardiovascular event.

Making Fruits, Vegetables Affordable Might Prevent Deaths

Making Fruits, Vegetables Affordable Might Prevent Deaths

Cutting the prices of fruits and vegetables has been linked to a reduction of cardiovascular deaths.

Individuals Exposed to Violence May Have Greater CVD Risks

Individuals Exposed to Violence May Have Greater CVD Risks

Women exposed to violence were found to have increased carotid artery intima media thickness.

High Rate of Intracranial Bleeding With Warfarin in Afib

High Rate of Intracranial Bleeding With Warfarin in Afib

In a study of veterans 75 years of age and older, researchers found an elevated risk of intracranial bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation on warfarin therapy.

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Mild Cognitive Impairment

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild cognitive impairment and progression to dementia has been linked to metabolic syndrome, according to JAMA Neurology.

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