Cardiovascular Disease

Statin Use Fails To Prevent Progression to Lethal Prostate Cancer

Statin Use Fails To Prevent Progression to Lethal Prostate Cancer

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Statin use following diagnosis of localized PCa does not significantly reduce the risk of metastasis or death from PCa.

Many Americans with Heart Disease Taking Aspirin

Many Americans with Heart Disease Taking Aspirin

Clinical and community-based approaches should be used to increase aspirin use among low-use groups.

Radiation from CT Scans Damages Cells

Radiation from CT Scans Damages Cells

But whether this could trigger cancer or other health issues remains unclear.

Study: Erectile Dysfunction Should Prompt Diabetes Screening

Study: Erectile Dysfunction Should Prompt Diabetes Screening

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Men with ED had more than twice the odds of undiagnosed diabetes.

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Higher rates of sudden cardiac arrest are seen in blacks versus whites and often at younger ages.

Wildfires Can Trigger Heart Attacks

Wildfires Can Trigger Heart Attacks

Strongest association seen for men and people 65 and older.

Life Expectancy Drops With Diabetes-CVD Combo

Life Expectancy Drops With Diabetes-CVD Combo

Combination of diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke linked to 15 years of reduced life expectancy.

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

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Gout is associated with an elevated likelihood of both organic and psychogenic ED.

Updated Guidelines Better Identify Who May Benefit from Statins

Updated Guidelines Better Identify Who May Benefit from Statins

New guidelines would have 13 million more Americans taking statins, experts say.

ECG Metrics May Predict Cardiac Deaths in CKD Patients

ECG Metrics May Predict Cardiac Deaths in CKD Patients

ECG Metrics are stronger as markers for cardiovascular death than for all-cause mortality or noncardiovascular death.

Coronary Artery Calcification Predicts Early Death

Coronary Artery Calcification Predicts Early Death

Extent of Coronary Artery Calcification accurately predicts mortality in patients without symptoms of coronary artery disease.

Poorly Controlled Diabetes May Increase Dementia

Poorly Controlled Diabetes May Increase Dementia

Older patients with more diabetes complications have greater cognitive decline, study finds.

Latest Dietary Advice for Prostate Cancer

Latest Dietary Advice for Prostate Cancer

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A range of foods, nutrients, and dietary patterns are being studied for prostate cancer prevention or treatment.

Extended Anticoagulation Benefits Disappear After Treatment

Extended Anticoagulation Benefits Disappear After Treatment

New study suggests that oral anticoagulant meds may be needed for the very long term for pulmonary embolism.

Short-term NSAID Use May Cause Heart Attack, Stroke, FDA Warns

Short-term NSAID Use May Cause Heart Attack, Stroke, FDA Warns

The risk of heart attack or stroke can occur as early as the first weeks of using an NSAID, the FDA says. The risks may increase with longer use and higher doses. Aspirin is not included in alert.

Entresto Approved for Heart Failure

Entresto Approved for Heart Failure

Entresto helps reduce the rate of cardiovascular death and hospitalization, compared to the drug enalapril.

Public Supports Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21

Public Supports Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21

Even 70% of smokers support the concept of raising the legal smoking age.

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Still Needed in All States

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Still Needed in All States

About half of cardiovascular deaths could be prevented with elimination of 5 major risk factors.

Better Hypertension Treatment with Expansion in Insurance Coverage

Better Hypertension Treatment with Expansion in Insurance Coverage

Increase expected to lead to fewer coronary heart disease events, stroke events, CVD-related deaths.

Moderate Exercise Increases HDL Cholesterol in Seniors

Moderate Exercise Increases HDL Cholesterol in Seniors

Higher transfers of unesterified, esterified cholesterol to HDL in exercisers vs sedentary women.

Cardiovascular Events Vary by Sex and Race

Cardiovascular Events Vary by Sex and Race

Larger differences in nonfatal events seen for whites versus blacks; risk of death not affected by race.

Mildly Elevated Blood Pressure May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age

Mildly Elevated Blood Pressure May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age

Treatment should begin early to prevent cardiac dysfunction, researchers say.

Endovascular Treatment of Stroke Updated in Guidelines

Endovascular Treatment of Stroke Updated in Guidelines

Experts say systems of care should be organized to facilitate delivery of this therapy.

Statins Decrease Aggression in Men

Statins Decrease Aggression in Men

Statins generally decrease aggression in men, increase aggression in postmenopausal women.

Pharmacist-Managed Warfarin Treatment Superior to Usual Medical Care

Pharmacist-Managed Warfarin Treatment Superior to Usual Medical Care

Percentage of time in therapeutic range, major bleeding events, hospitalization all in favor of Pharmacist-Managed Warfarin Therapy.

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

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