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Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Increased in Young Patients With Diabetes

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Increased in Young Patients With Diabetes

Children and young adults with diabetes mellitus have a fivefold increased risk of all-cause mortality and a sevenfold increased risk of sudden cardiac death compared with age-matched individuals without diabetes mellitus.

AHA/ACC Release Revised, More Aggressive Blood Pressure Targets

AHA/ACC Release Revised, More Aggressive Blood Pressure Targets

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have released hypertension guidelines which now classify high blood pressure as ≥130/80 mm Hg.

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury: Sodium Bicarbonate vs Sodium Chloride

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury: Sodium Bicarbonate vs Sodium Chloride

Intravenous sodium bicarbonate is not superior to intravenous sodium chloride for reducing acute kidney injury during angiography.

Atherosclerotic CVD Benefits From Statins

Atherosclerotic CVD Benefits From Statins

For patients who have experienced an atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease event, receipt of statins, especially high-intensity statins, is associated with reduced risk of major adverse cardiac events.

Association Between Noninvasive Testing for Chest Pain and Length of Hospital Stay

Association Between Noninvasive Testing for Chest Pain and Length of Hospital Stay

Noninvasive cardiac testing leads to longer length of stay for patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain.

Heart Failure Related to Methamphetamine Use: Possible New Epidemic?

Heart Failure Related to Methamphetamine Use: Possible New Epidemic?

Heart failure due to methamphetamine use is increasing in prevalence among US veterans.

Cardiac Surgery: Restrictive vs Liberal Threshold for Red-Cell Transfusion

Cardiac Surgery: Restrictive vs Liberal Threshold for Red-Cell Transfusion

A restrictive threshold for red-cell transfusion is noninferior to a liberal threshold for patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I Threshold Identifies Patients at Low Risk for MI, Death

High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I Threshold Identifies Patients at Low Risk for MI, Death

High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I concentration can identify individuals at low risk of MI or cardiac death in patients with ACS.

Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Decreases Heart Failure Readmissions

Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Decreases Heart Failure Readmissions

The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) is associated with a reduction in readmissions for patients with heart failure.

Effect of Intensive Periodontal Therapy on Blood Pressure in Prehypertension

Effect of Intensive Periodontal Therapy on Blood Pressure in Prehypertension

A randomized controlled clinical trial examined whether intensive periodontal therapy decreases blood pressure in pre-hypertensive patients.

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