Cardiovascular Disease

Trauma May Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women

Trauma May Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women

Increased risk, but research doesn't establish cause-and-effect relationship

Metformin Use in Advanced CKD Raises Death Risk

Metformin Use in Advanced CKD Raises Death Risk

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Study reveals a 35% increase in all-cause mortality risk compared with non-use.

Walking, Household Chores Can Improve Seniors' Health

Walking, Household Chores Can Improve Seniors' Health

Researchers suggest 300 minutes weekly of activities such as walking or gardening.

New Dyslipidemia Guidelines Eliminate Treatment Targets

New Dyslipidemia Guidelines Eliminate Treatment Targets

Key features include elimination of treatment targets, additional testing only when rationale clear

Routine Noninvasive Testing for CAD Minimally Beneficial

Routine Noninvasive Testing for CAD Minimally Beneficial

Low yield among patients presenting with acute chest pain and low clinical risk

Hold Smartphones Away from Cardiac Devices

Hold Smartphones Away from Cardiac Devices

Risk is low; however, heart patients are advised to keep phones away from chest pockets.

U.S. Obesity Epidemic Getting Worse

U.S. Obesity Epidemic Getting Worse

Only 25% of men and 33% of women in the U.S. are at a healthy weight, researchers say.

Epoetin, Darbepoetin Offer Similar Long-Term Outcomes

Epoetin, Darbepoetin Offer Similar Long-Term Outcomes

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Hemodialysis patients treated with either agent have comparable risks of overall and cardiovascular mortality and cardiovascular events.

Dysfunctional HDL May Contribute to Excess CVD Risk in CKD Patients

Dysfunctional HDL May Contribute to Excess CVD Risk in CKD Patients

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After standard lipid treatments, CKD patients still have up to a 70% residual risk of cardiovascular disease.

FDA Seizes Counterfeit ED Medications, More

FDA Seizes Counterfeit ED Medications, More

International effort takes aim at more than 1,050 websites

Patients with Surgical Complications Do Better at Same Hospital

Patients with Surgical Complications Do Better at Same Hospital

Surgical patients who suffer complications after hospital discharge are more likely to die if they're readmitted to a different hospital than where they had their original operation.

Poor Sleep Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke in Men

Poor Sleep Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke in Men

Men who slept badly were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack and up to four times as likely to have a stroke.

Food Producers to Remove Trans Fats, Per FDA

Food Producers to Remove Trans Fats, Per FDA

U.S. FDA gives food manufacturers 3 years to remove partially hydrogenated oils from the food supply.

Testosterone Fenofibrate Combo Best Protects Hypogonadal Men's Hearts

Testosterone Fenofibrate Combo Best Protects Hypogonadal Men's Hearts

Findings in older men with high cholesterol and low testosterone.

Daily Chocolate May Help (Not Hurt) Cardiovascular Health

Daily Chocolate May Help (Not Hurt) Cardiovascular Health

Benefits were observed in Caucasian men and women consuming as much as 3.5 ounces of chocolate a day.

Time-Updated Hemoglobin A1c Linked to Heart Attack Risk

Time-Updated Hemoglobin A1c Linked to Heart Attack Risk

Stronger correlation for MI risk with updated latest and updated mean versus baseline HbA1c.

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Increase Heart Attack Risk

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Increase Heart Attack Risk

No increased risk seen with H2-blockers, by comparison.

Statin Plus Ezetimibe Beneficial Following Acute Coronary Syndrome

Statin Plus Ezetimibe Beneficial Following Acute Coronary Syndrome

Lowering of LDL cholesterol levels, improved cardiovascular outcomes for simvastatin ezetimibe.

High n-3 PUFA Intake Improves Survival After Kidney Transplantation

High n-3 PUFA Intake Improves Survival After Kidney Transplantation

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Highest versus lowest intake associated with a 67% and 88% lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively.

Cardiac Imaging More Cost-Effective Than Exercise Tolerance Testing

Cardiac Imaging More Cost-Effective Than Exercise Tolerance Testing

Fewer invasive coronary angiography procedures, higher CAD yield for patients with suspected CAD.

FDA Recommends Approval of Another PCSK9 Inhibitor

FDA Recommends Approval of Another PCSK9 Inhibitor

FDA panel recommends approval of evolocumab (Repatha) for use in patients at very high risk for high cholesterol.

Sulfonylureas Increase Lipids in Type 2 Diabetes

Sulfonylureas Increase Lipids in Type 2 Diabetes

Increase in free fatty acids, triglycerides; decrease in low- and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Warfarin Linked to Greater Renal Function Decline

Warfarin Linked to Greater Renal Function Decline

Greater decline in glomerular filtration rate for warfarin versus dabigatran etexilate among atrial fibrillation patients.

FDA May Approve PCSK9 Inhibitor

FDA May Approve PCSK9 Inhibitor

A PCSK9 Inhibitor could be used by patients who don't respond to statins.

Sitagliptin Not Linked to Cardiovascular Events in Diabetics

Sitagliptin Not Linked to Cardiovascular Events in Diabetics

Findings among patients with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease.

Women with Hypertension, Diabetes Less Likely to Use CAM

Women with Hypertension, Diabetes Less Likely to Use CAM

Lower odds for consulting complementary and alternative medicine practitioner, taking CAM

Acute Kidney Injury Implicated in Nearly One-Third of Post-PCI Deaths

Acute Kidney Injury Implicated in Nearly One-Third of Post-PCI Deaths

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Study findings show that contrast dosing is only a minor contributor to the overall burden of AKI.

Statins Lower Mortality Risk After CABG

Statins Lower Mortality Risk After CABG

Patients taking a statin had lower mortality risk in weeks after the surgery, researchers say.

Strict Glucose Control May Prevent Cardiovascular Events, Amputation

Strict Glucose Control May Prevent Cardiovascular Events, Amputation

But study showed it's not enough to prevent related deaths.

6-Minute Walk Test Predicts Pulmonary Hypertension

6-Minute Walk Test Predicts Pulmonary Hypertension

Findings in patients with pulmonary hypertension linked to heart failure and preserved ejection fraction

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