Cardiovascular Disease

International Cardiovascular Disease Risk Equation

International Cardiovascular Disease Risk Equation

Risk equation can be recalibrated for application in different countries; good discrimination in validations.

Study: Screen ED Sufferers for Cardiovascular Disease

Study: Screen ED Sufferers for Cardiovascular Disease

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It is cost-effective, potentially saving $21.3 billion over 20 years by preventing 1.1 million cardiovascular events, researchers say.

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

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Absence of association observed in patients with normal or near-normal baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Cut Added Sugars to 10% or Less, says WHO

Cut Added Sugars to 10% or Less, says WHO

The world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just 6 to 12 teaspoons per day, according to WHO.

Vascular Calcification Predicts Early Death in CKD Patients

Vascular Calcification Predicts Early Death in CKD Patients

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Calcification in the media of arteries may be a useful measure for screening.

More CV Events with PCI Drug-Eluting Stents

More CV Events with PCI Drug-Eluting Stents

Second study shows similar risk of death for PCI with everolimus-eluting stents, CABG

No Cardiovascular Risks with Testosterone Therapy

No Cardiovascular Risks with Testosterone Therapy

New data from two studies indicate that testosterone therapy is not associated with cardiovascular risks, which challenges recent FDA decisions.

Mediterranean Diet Not Quite So Heart Healthy

Mediterranean Diet Not Quite So Heart Healthy

The quantity and quality of available evidence may not be strong enough to support widespread recommendation of the Mediterranean diet.

Americans Taking Steps to Reduce Dietary Sodium

Americans Taking Steps to Reduce Dietary Sodium

53% taking action to reduce sodiu. Those receiving medical advice to reduce sodium intake appeared more willing to take action.

CVD Risk Increased in Patients on Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

CVD Risk Increased in Patients on Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Highest risk during first 6 months of ADT among men who had cardiovascular events before treatment.

Semi-Vegetarian Diet Could Lower CVD Mortality Risk by 20%

Semi-Vegetarian Diet Could Lower CVD Mortality Risk by 20%

People who eat more plant foods than animal products are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease.

Interarm BP Differences Predict Cardiovascular Events in CKD Patients

Interarm BP Differences Predict Cardiovascular Events in CKD Patients

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A difference of 10 mm Hg or more in systolic blood pressure was associated with an 80% increased risk.

Warfarin Not Linked to Increased Mortality in Dialysis Patients

Warfarin Not Linked to Increased Mortality in Dialysis Patients

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Use of the medication, however, is associated with a 4-fold increased risk of bleeding.

Avoid 3 Risk Factors, Live 10 More Heart Healthy Years

Avoid 3 Risk Factors, Live 10 More Heart Healthy Years

Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and live up to 13 more years without congestive heart failure, study suggests.

Acetaminophen May Be Riskier Than Thought

Acetaminophen May Be Riskier Than Thought

Researchers call for a new systematic review of acetaminophen's effectiveness and safety

Walking Improves Erectile Function After Myocardial Infarction

Walking Improves Erectile Function After Myocardial Infarction

Correlation identified between functional capacity and erectile function improvement

Mild CKD and Tight Glucose Control Increase Risks in Diabetics

Mild CKD and Tight Glucose Control Increase Risks in Diabetics

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Intense glycemic control was significantly linked to higher risks of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality

Nuts Linked to Decreased CVD Mortality

Nuts Linked to Decreased CVD Mortality

Hints, but doesn't prove, they might reduce risk of death from cardiovascular disease, other causes

FDA Adds CVD Warning to Testosterone Replacement

FDA Adds CVD Warning to Testosterone Replacement

Prescription testosterone product labels must now include warnings about the possible increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, says FDA.

Workplace Standing No Antidote to Sitting Harms

Workplace Standing No Antidote to Sitting Harms

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More standing time was associated with less overweight and impaired glucose tolerance, but the results didn't hold after adjustment.

Statins Cut Death Risk in Non-Obstructive CAD

Statins Cut Death Risk in Non-Obstructive CAD

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Statin use is associated with a decreased risk of all-cause mortality among patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD).

After-Dinner Exercise Reduces CVD Risk in Diabetes

After-Dinner Exercise Reduces CVD Risk in Diabetes

Individuals with Type 2 diabetes can lower their risks of cardiovascular diseases more effectively by exercising after a meal.

Recreational Marathon Training Good for Middle-Aged Men's Hearts

Recreational Marathon Training Good for Middle-Aged Men's Hearts

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Study reveals favorable myocardial adaptations, including enhanced left ventricular diastolic function.

Smartphone ECGs Just as Accurate

Smartphone ECGs Just as Accurate

Smartphone and standard ECGs detect atrial rate and rhythm, AV block, QRS delay with equal accuracy.

FDA Approves Device for Procedure-Related Stroke

FDA Approves Device for Procedure-Related Stroke

Transcarotid system designed to help prevent stroke during stent and angioplasty procedures

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