Cardiovascular Disease

Analyzing Patient Heterogeneity Upon Antihypertensive Therapy Initiation to Personalize Prognosis

Analyzing Patient Heterogeneity Upon Antihypertensive Therapy Initiation to Personalize Prognosis

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Patients with higher baseline blood pressure had higher 6-month combined cardiovascular disease incidence after adjustments.

HIV Infection Associated With Elevated Cardiovascular Disease Risk

HIV Infection Associated With Elevated Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Those with HIV infection experience an elevated risk for CVD, potentially exacerbated by the use of certain antiretroviral therapies.

LDL-C Lowered Below Current Targets Beneficial to Atherosclerotic CVD

LDL-C Lowered Below Current Targets Beneficial to Atherosclerotic CVD

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Evolocumab reduced LDL-C levels by 59% and lowered the risk of CV death, MI, stroke, hospitalization for unstable angina, or coronary revascularization by 15%.

Bococizumab Reduced Cardiovascular Events in High-Risk But Not Low-Risk Patients

Bococizumab Reduced Cardiovascular Events in High-Risk But Not Low-Risk Patients

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In the combined SPIRE trials, the mean change in LDL-C levels was −56.0% in the bococizumab group and +2.9% in the placebo group.

ARBs vs ACE Inhibitors For High-Risk Cardiac Patients

ARBs vs ACE Inhibitors For High-Risk Cardiac Patients

Cardiovascular event incidence was lower in patients taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) vs angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi).

Zika Virus Impacts Cardiovascular Health

Zika Virus Impacts Cardiovascular Health

Patients infected with Zika virus developed arrhythmia or heart failure, according to researchers.

US Cardiovascular Deaths Attributed to Poor Diet and Nutrition

US Cardiovascular Deaths Attributed to Poor Diet and Nutrition

Low intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds all contributed to elevated cardiovascular death rates in the United States.

Intervention Programs Reduce Cardiac Risk in Eating Disorders

Intervention Programs Reduce Cardiac Risk in Eating Disorders

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Disonance-based prevention programs can reduce both the symptoms of eating disorders and the associated cardiac risks.

Expert Q&A: Association Between Cytomegalovirus and CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Expert Q&A: Association Between Cytomegalovirus and CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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An interview with Florian Kern, PhD, from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the UK, discussed the link between cytomegalovirus and cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Diabetes Increases Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Heart Failure

Diabetes Increases Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Heart Failure

Researchers examined if diabetes status affected the 1-year all-cause and CVD mortality risk in patients with heart failure.

Statin Use May Reduce Mortality in COPD Patients

Statin Use May Reduce Mortality in COPD Patients

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While data are conflicting, statin use in COPD may help reduce pulmonary-related and all-cause mortality.

Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk With Darunavir Therapy

Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk With Darunavir Therapy

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Risk of cardiovascular disease gradually increased in patients undergoing darunavir therapy.

Cardiovascular Risk Management in Patients With Arthritis

Cardiovascular Risk Management in Patients With Arthritis

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Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of studies focused on CV risks in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitits, gout, and osteoarthritis.

Discussing the Lack of Evidence to Support Herbal Medications for Cardiovascular Disease

Discussing the Lack of Evidence to Support Herbal Medications for Cardiovascular Disease

Evidence is still lacking to support the use of herbal medications in cardiovascular disease.

Heart Disease Risks in Middle Age Increase Dementia Risk

Heart Disease Risks in Middle Age Increase Dementia Risk

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Having hypertension, diabetes, and/or being a current smoker during middle age increases the risk of developing dementia later in life.

Ten Servings of Fruits, Vegetables Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Ten Servings of Fruits, Vegetables Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

A minimum of 2 servings of fruits and vegetables resulted in reduced risks of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, cancer, and early mortality.

Migraines Increase Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Risks

Migraines Increase Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Risks

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In an extended follow-up of the Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation, participants with ischemic heart disease and migraines were found to be at increased risk for CV events.

Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes With Novel Glucose Lowering Drugs or Insulin

Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes With Novel Glucose Lowering Drugs or Insulin

Novel glucose lowering drugs reduced risk of all-cause mortality, CVD, and hypoglycemia compared with insulin treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Modifying CVD Risk Factors as a Preventive Strategy for Tendinopathy

Modifying CVD Risk Factors as a Preventive Strategy for Tendinopathy

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Higher cardiovascular disease risk scores were associated with greater likelihood of having rotator cuff tendinopathy and glenohumeral joint pain.

CVD Risk With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

CVD Risk With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Of patients with with head and neck cancers, 23% have cardiovascular disease and 24% have uncontrolled blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Trajectories in Childhood Predict CVD Risk

Blood Pressure Trajectories in Childhood Predict CVD Risk

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Patients with higher blood pressure trajectories also had thicker carotid intima-media thickness and increased LV mass index.

Cardiovascular Mortality in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Cardiovascular Mortality in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Lupus nephritis a risk factor for some, but not all, cardiovascular outcomes in study of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Smoking Burden on World Healthcare Spending

Smoking Burden on World Healthcare Spending

Smoking-related diseases caused 12% of deaths around the world in 2012.

AHA: Heart Failure Rates Increasing, CVD Mortality Decreasing

AHA: Heart Failure Rates Increasing, CVD Mortality Decreasing

The AHA reports that heart failure rates continue to rise even as cardiovascular disease mortality is falling.

High Resting Heart Rate May Predict Cardiovascular Events

High Resting Heart Rate May Predict Cardiovascular Events

Higher resting heart rate appears to be significantly associated with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events, especially in older patients.

Cardiovascular Trends Report From the National Cardiovascular Data Registries

Cardiovascular Trends Report From the National Cardiovascular Data Registries

Cardiovascular trends reported using data from the CathPCI Registry, the ACTION Registry-GWTG, the ICD Registry, and the IMPACT Registry.

Amygdalar Activity Independently Predicts Cardiovascular Events

Amygdalar Activity Independently Predicts Cardiovascular Events

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Chronic stress identified as risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

CVD, Atherosclerosis Risk in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

CVD, Atherosclerosis Risk in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus had a net progression of mean carotid intima-media thickness, with or without depression.

Sitagliptin Effect on Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes

Sitagliptin Effect on Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes

Sitagliptin had a "netural" effect on cardiovascular risk in older patients (≥75 years) with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS: Confronting 2 Major Health Issues

Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS: Confronting 2 Major Health Issues

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A review of cardiovascular disease burden, particularly coronary heart disease, in HIV/AIDS.

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