Cardiovascular Disease

CVD Risk Independently Predicted by Poor Lifestyle Factors

CVD Risk Independently Predicted by Poor Lifestyle Factors

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High BMI, low physical activity levels, and frequent smoking and high genetic risk increased the risk for atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, hypertension, stroke, and diabetes.

ASCVD in Low-Income Families More Likely to Have High Financial Burden

ASCVD in Low-Income Families More Likely to Have High Financial Burden

High burden for many low-income families with member with ASCVD, including those with insurance.

Health Gains, Cost Savings Projected for Sodium Goals

Health Gains, Cost Savings Projected for Sodium Goals

Substantial health gains and cost savings expected with implementation of FDA sodium targets

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

According to the World Health Organization, nations are not on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goal to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease.

Increased Suicide Risk in Cardiovascular Disease With Highest Rates in Younger Patients

Increased Suicide Risk in Cardiovascular Disease With Highest Rates in Younger Patients

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Patients with these cardiovascular diseases would benefit from early psychiatric help.

Atypical Antipsychotic Use and CV Events in Youth: What's the Link?

Atypical Antipsychotic Use and CV Events in Youth: What's the Link?

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The retrospective cohort study involved a search of Medicaid claims of pediatric patients aged 5 to 20 years who were initiated on atypical antipsychotic medications.

Marriage May Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease

Marriage May Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease

An association was seen between marital status and risk and prognosis of coronary heart disease or stroke.

Gastroprotective Effects of PPIs, H2RAs Compared in Patients on Clopidogrel

Gastroprotective Effects of PPIs, H2RAs Compared in Patients on Clopidogrel

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For this study, researchers searched several large databases (from 1980 to 2016) for randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) that compared clinical outcomes in patients on DAPT taking PPIs or H2RAs.

Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Risk of CVD Death

Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Risk of CVD Death

Reduction was also seen in cardiovascular disease mortality with antecedent depression in association with high fitness level.

Cardiovascular Events Independently Predicted by Erectile Dysfunction

Cardiovascular Events Independently Predicted by Erectile Dysfunction

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Significantly more coronary heart and cardiovascular disease hard events occurred in individuals with erectile dysfunction vs those without.

Sociodemographic Factors Affect Cardiovascular Health Behaviors

Sociodemographic Factors Affect Cardiovascular Health Behaviors

Individual socioeconomic, psychosocial, and neighborhood factors all play a role.

Cardiovascular Comorbidity Tied to Hearing Loss in Older Old

Cardiovascular Comorbidity Tied to Hearing Loss in Older Old

Hearing loss is more strongly linked to cardiovascular disease risk factors in men vs women.

NSAID Use Mediates CVD Risk in Osteoarthritis

NSAID Use Mediates CVD Risk in Osteoarthritis

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use mediated a substantial amount of cardiovascular disease risk in osteoarthritis.

Improved calculations suggest major changes to statin, aspirin, and blood pressure medication prescribing

Updated risk calculations suggest that fewer people should be classified within the high-risk category for CVD. In addition, many Americans, especially those of African American descent, may require reduction and alteration to their statin, aspirin, and/or blood pressure medications.

Cumulative Ritonavir-Boosted Darunavir Use May Be Associated With Increased CVD Risk

Cumulative Ritonavir-Boosted Darunavir Use May Be Associated With Increased CVD Risk

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An increased risk for cardiovascular disease with ritonavir-boosted darunavir regimens for HIV was identified in a prospective multicenter study.

Revised Equation May Improve Accuracy of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Estimates

Revised Equation May Improve Accuracy of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Estimates

Multiple studies have indicated that the 2013 PCEs - published by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines - substantially misestimated CVD risk.

AHA: Limited Health Literacy Is Barrier to Cardiovascular Care

AHA: Limited Health Literacy Is Barrier to Cardiovascular Care

Use of Universal Precautions Toolkit recommended for improving quality of cardiovascular care.

CVD Risk Up Even in Metabolically Healthy Obese Women

CVD Risk Up Even in Metabolically Healthy Obese Women

Women with metabolically unhealthy normal-weight, overweight, obesity had a considerably higher risk for cardiovascular disease.

No Consistent Cardiovascular Benefit Seen for Supplements

No Consistent Cardiovascular Benefit Seen for Supplements

The evidence for preventive benefits, no effect, or elevated risk for all-cause mortality was generally moderate- or low-quality.

Postmenopausal Sex Hormone Levels Associated With Later CVD

Postmenopausal Sex Hormone Levels Associated With Later CVD

Higher testosterone/estradiol ratio linked to elevated risk for incident cardiovascular disease.

Severe Atopic Eczema Tied to Higher CVD Risk

Severe Atopic Eczema Tied to Higher CVD Risk

Risk for cardiovascular outcomes was greatest for individuals with the most active atopic eczema.

Atherosclerotic CVD Mortality Higher in South Asians in the United States

Atherosclerotic CVD Mortality Higher in South Asians in the United States

Most of the increased risk for mortality in South Asians with ASCVD can be attributed to increased prevalence of known risk factors.

Less Driving Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Less Driving Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk

More active travel patterns were linked with a reduced risk for incident and fatal cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.

Depression-Heart Rate Variability Link Is Bidirectional

Depression-Heart Rate Variability Link Is Bidirectional

A study that was performed in twin pairs found associations between heart rate variability and Beck Depression Inventory scores.

Daily Egg Consumption Linked to Reduced CVD Risk

Daily Egg Consumption Linked to Reduced CVD Risk

Reduced risk seen for ischemic heart disease, major coronary events, and stroke in Chinese adults.

Celecoxib Associated With Lower MACE Risk Than Naproxen and Ibuprofen

Celecoxib Associated With Lower MACE Risk Than Naproxen and Ibuprofen

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Patients taking celecoxib for arthritis who were at risk for cardiovascular events experienced better safety outcomes than with naproxen or ibuprofen.

AHA Reconfirms Oily Fish Consumption for Heart Health

AHA Reconfirms Oily Fish Consumption for Heart Health

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The American Heart Association has reconfirmed their position on consuming fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

FDA Approves Epoetin Alfa Biosimilar Retacrit

FDA Approves Epoetin Alfa Biosimilar Retacrit

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The approval of Retacrit was based on a review of evidence that included human pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic data and clinical immunogenicity data which demonstrated a high degree of similarity between Retacrit and its reference product.

AHA: Annual OB/GYN Appointment Can Benefit Women's Heart Health

AHA: Annual OB/GYN Appointment Can Benefit Women's Heart Health

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An annual wellness exam performed by an OB/GYN can be used to evaluate a woman's heart health.

Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress Do Not Predict MACE in Type 2 Diabetes

Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress Do Not Predict MACE in Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators examined 6 biomarkers for predicting adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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