Cardiovascular Disease

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Offers Health Benefits

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Offers Health Benefits

The Mediterranean Diet may reduce patients risks of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Depressed Diabetes Patients More Likely to Develop CKD

Depressed Diabetes Patients More Likely to Develop CKD

Patients with depression were younger, had higher eGFR, and more comorbidities.

Prostate Cancer Patients Taking Statins Lived Longer

Prostate Cancer Patients Taking Statins Lived Longer

Study results strengthen researchers' arguments for further clinical trials evaluating the potential protective effect of statins.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia Ups Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Familial Hypercholesterolemia Ups Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Risks include coronary heart disease and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Rates in US Leveling Off

Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Rates in US Leveling Off

Mortality rates dropped less than 1% from 2011 to 2014.

FDA Approves First Absorbable Stent for CAD

FDA Approves First Absorbable Stent for CAD

The Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold System (BVS) is absorbed by the body after about 3 years.

Omega-3 Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Fatal Heart Disease

Omega-3 Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Fatal Heart Disease

Plant-based, seafood-based omega-3s associated with 10% lower risk of fatal CHD.

Acute Kidney Injury May Up Long-Term Risk of Cardiovascular Mortality

Acute Kidney Injury May Up Long-Term Risk of Cardiovascular Mortality

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In a meta-analysis, AKI was associated with an 86% increased risk of CV-related death and 38% increased risk of other major CV events.

Diabetes Increases Risk of Death After Heart Attack

Diabetes Increases Risk of Death After Heart Attack

Study points to need for better coordinated care, more effective use of medications.

Prior CV Event Ups Death Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Prior CV Event Ups Death Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Those with type 2 diabetes and heart disease as well as a prior cardiovascular event have an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality.

New Obesity Guidelines Recommend Nuanced Treatment

New Obesity Guidelines Recommend Nuanced Treatment

As a heterogenous disease, obesity requires an individualized approach to treatment.

Blacks With Diabetes and CKD Have Higher CVD Risk

Blacks With Diabetes and CKD Have Higher CVD Risk

Odds of cardiovascular mortality 14.8% higher in black Americans with both conditions.

Safety Profile Varies for Add-On Second-Line Diabetes Drugs

Safety Profile Varies for Add-On Second-Line Diabetes Drugs

For patients taking metformin, TZD and DPP-4i linked to lower mortality, cardiovascular risks.

Liraglutide Cuts CV Events in High-Risk Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Liraglutide Cuts CV Events in High-Risk Type 2 Diabetes Patients

There was also a 22% reduction in the development of renal outcomes with liraglutide compared to placebo.

FDA Warns of OTC Diarrhea Drug Abuse

FDA Warns of OTC Diarrhea Drug Abuse

When taken in higher-than-recommended amounts, loperamide can cause cardiovascular conditions.

Post-Kidney Transplant Mortality Linked to Pre-Existing Heart Disease

Post-Kidney Transplant Mortality Linked to Pre-Existing Heart Disease

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Coronary artery disease before transplantation increases death risk by 77%, study finds.

Air Pollution Linked With Higher CVD Risk in Diabetes Patients

Air Pollution Linked With Higher CVD Risk in Diabetes Patients

Patients exposed to high levels of air pollution have an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease.

Low HRQoL May Increase CV Event Risk in CKD Patients

Low HRQoL May Increase CV Event Risk in CKD Patients

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The researchers found no relationship between poor quality of life and CKD progression.

Food Industry Needs to Reduce Sodium, FDA Says

Food Industry Needs to Reduce Sodium, FDA Says

The FDA has developed 2- and 10-year goals to reduce sodium content in both processed and prepared foods.

Higher HDL-C Linked to Cardiac Risk in Diabetics With Low LDL-C

Higher HDL-C Linked to Cardiac Risk in Diabetics With Low LDL-C

Increased risk for cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Kidney Function Decline Tied to CV Events in Diabetics

Kidney Function Decline Tied to CV Events in Diabetics

Renal function decline is independent factor for cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Heart Failure Risk Increases With First Heart Attack

Heart Failure Risk Increases With First Heart Attack

One in 4 MI survivors develop heart failure within 4 years.

HDL-C Prediction of CVD Is Affected by TG, LDL-C

HDL-C Prediction of CVD Is Affected by TG, LDL-C

Cardiovascular disease risk is elevated when low HDL-C was accompanied by LDL-C and triglycerides.

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.

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