Cardiovascular Disease

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Linked to Early Vascular Disease

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Linked to Early Vascular Disease

Men with asymptomatic vascular disease are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction (ED) compared to those who don't.

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) does not increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

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Each 0.5 mg/dL increment in serum phosphorus associated with 58% increased odds of coronary heart failure (CHF).

Higher Serum Ferritin Ups Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

Higher Serum Ferritin Ups Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

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Hemodialysis (HD) patients in highest quartile of serum ferritin had an increased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and infection-related mortality.

Red Meat Contributes to Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Due to Gut Bacteria

Red Meat Contributes to Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Due to Gut Bacteria

Bacteria in the gut metabolizes red meat in a way that greatly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetic Men

Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetic Men

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Low total testosterone was associated with increased odds of greater carotid intima-media thickness and odds of endothelial dysfunction.

Swedish Milk Study Criticized By Nutritionists

Swedish Milk Study Criticized By Nutritionists

A recent study on the negative effects of high milk intake and its association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) is being decried by nutritionists.

Heart Medication Filtered by Dialysis May Increase Premature Death Risk

Heart Medication Filtered by Dialysis May Increase Premature Death Risk

Dialysis patients who take heart medications such as beta blockers are at an increased risk of premature death.

Renal Hyperfiltration May Predict Higher Mortality

Renal Hyperfiltration May Predict Higher Mortality

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In healthy people, renal hyperfiltration associated with 37% and 66% increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively.

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

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Recently, increasing attention focused on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

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High levels of indoxyl sulfate are associated with a more than 5-fold increased risk of a first heart failure event.

Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

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The risk of dying after suffering a hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke is greatest in the first week.

Sildenafil (Viagra) Shows Cardioprotective Effect in Men

Sildenafil (Viagra) Shows Cardioprotective Effect in Men

Sildenafil (Viagra) has demonstrated improvement in heart function without any adverse effect on blood pressure.

Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetics

Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetics

Low testosterone may increase cardiovascular (CV) risk in middle-aged men with type 2 diabetes.

Hemodialysis Fistulas May Cause Adverse Cardiac Effects

Hemodialysis Fistulas May Cause Adverse Cardiac Effects

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Study of AV fistula using cardiovascular MRI reveals increased cardiac output, dilation of heart chambers, and deterioration in endothelial function.

Lower Cardiovascular (CV) Death Risk in Dialysis Patients with High Sclerostin

Lower Cardiovascular (CV) Death Risk in Dialysis Patients with High Sclerostin

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The highest tertile of sclerostin level is associated with a 71% decreased risk of cardiovascular death vs. the lowest tertile.

Statins Provide Microvascular Benefit for Diabetics

Statins Provide Microvascular Benefit for Diabetics

Statin users with diabetes at lower risk of neuropathy, retinopathy, gangrene.

Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Analysis of self-monitoring, self-titration of meds in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

USPSTF: Counseling Recommended for Cardiovascular Risk

USPSTF: Counseling Recommended for Cardiovascular Risk

Overweight or obese adults with risk factors should be referred for intensive behavioral counseling.

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Second review shows value in CKD with suspected ACS, limited by variable sensitivity/specificity.

Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

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Allopurinol therapy is not associated with beneficial cardiovascular outcomes in gout patients.

Home Hemodialysis (HHD) Has Benefits, Disadvantages

Home Hemodialysis (HHD) Has Benefits, Disadvantages

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The risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular causes is lower, but the risk for infection-related hospitalization is higher.

Sodium Intake, Cardiovascular Disease Linked in Diabetes

Sodium Intake, Cardiovascular Disease Linked in Diabetes

Evidence of synergistic effect between hemoglobin A1c values and sodium intake.

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

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It is associated with better long-term survival and reduced risk of revascularization and myocardial infarction compared with PCI.

Neighborhood Affects Cardiovascular Health

Neighborhood Affects Cardiovascular Health

Associations for favorable food stores, physical activity resources with ideal CV health.

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

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They also are at elevated risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, study finds.

Kidney Donation Safe for Older Donors

Kidney Donation Safe for Older Donors

No differences found in mortality, CVD between donors, nondonors older than 55.

Testosterone Supplements Not Linked to Heart Attacks

Testosterone Supplements Not Linked to Heart Attacks

Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say.

Interdialytic Weight Gain May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

Interdialytic Weight Gain May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

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A 4% or greater increase in dry weight is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.

Lower BP Might Not Benefit Post-Hypertensives

Lower BP Might Not Benefit Post-Hypertensives

Among patients with hypertension, elevated systolic blood pressure is associated with the highest risk for CV.

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