Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening.
In a study of hypogonadal men older than 65, the treatment did not increase the prevalence of thrombotic events.
Obese patients had an 84% higher risk of a major bleeding event, compared to those of normal weight.
But nearly half take a prescription cardiovascular drug, almost a fifth have diabetes.
The numbers are encouraging, but many people are still at risk.
Full prescription coverage associated with greater quality-adjusted survival, less resource use per patient.
Sensitivity and specificity of statin recommendations can be improved with use of specific CVD risk thresholds.
CABG patients with type 1 diabetes had twice the mortality risk, while type 2 patients had a smaller but significant increased risk.
Over 12 months, the exercise intervention increased participants' activity level by 2 or more metabolic equivalents.
Dietary guidelines might need modification to reflect racial differences, researcher says.
Having discussed aspirin with a provider is the strongest predictor of regular use among middleage and senior adults..
Risk of death and certain cancers increased with cigar smoking.
Underlying diabetes affected 1 in 10 heart attack patients, yet was recognized by the care team only a third of the time.
Statins would prevent heart attacks and coronary heart disease, while being cost-effective, if there are no increases in geriatric-specific adverse effects.
But more detailed genetic studies needed in the dialysis population.
Contrast-Induced Nephropathy is significantly associated with mortality and need for dialysis; hydration is also a predictor of CIN.
Prolonged androgen deprivation treatment ups risk in older men with prostate cancer, especially those with comorbidities.
Corlanor works by decreasing heart rate; it's the first approved product in this drug class.
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.
Variability predicts increased risk in patients with coronary artery disease, independent of LDL-C levels.
But remarriage, at least for women, does not appear to lower risk of heart attack, research shows.
Keeping a gratitude journal seemed to reduce cardiac risk factors.
Treatment of impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance can delay progression to diabetes.
Increased risk possibly linked to the genetics that also determine height.
Modifiable risk factors account for a considerable proportion of CV events, death in those with, without CVD.
Stroke risk increases linearly with decreasing GFR rate and increasing albuminuria, according to a review and meta-analysis.
Only 5% of attacks occurred during activities such as jogging or bicycling.
Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled 'healthy', according to a new CDC report.
One aim of the updated guidelines is more flexibility for heart disease patients, doctors say.
Prevalence 26%; increased odds of disease among those with metabolic syndrome, diabetes
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