Cardiovascular Disease

Hypertension-Related Mortality Increased With Marijuana Use

Hypertension-Related Mortality Increased With Marijuana Use

Marijuana increases by 3-fold the risk for hypertension-related mortality.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increases After Hospitalization for Sepsis, Pneumonia

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increases After Hospitalization for Sepsis, Pneumonia

There is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease for patients diagnosed with sepsis or pneumonia that persists for at least 5 years after infection.

Effect of Vitamin B Supplementation on Fracture Risk in Women at High Risk for CVD

Effect of Vitamin B Supplementation on Fracture Risk in Women at High Risk for CVD

B vitamin and folic acid supplementation does not affect fracture risk or bone turnover in women with preexisting CVD.

Increases in NT-proBNP and hsTnI Delayed in Type 2 Diabetes With Canagliflozin

Increases in NT-proBNP and hsTnI Delayed in Type 2 Diabetes With Canagliflozin

Canagliflozin delayed the rise in several cardiac biomarkers for over 2 years in older type 2 diabetes patients patients.

USPSTF Updated Guidelines on Behavioral Counseling for CVD Prevention, Plus Expert Interview

USPSTF Updated Guidelines on Behavioral Counseling for CVD Prevention, Plus Expert Interview

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An overview of new USPSTF recommendations for behavioral lifestyle counseling for the prevention of cardiovascular disease plus an expert interview.

CVD Risk Factors May Be Altered in Transgender Adults Receiving Hormone Therapy

CVD Risk Factors May Be Altered in Transgender Adults Receiving Hormone Therapy

Transgender adults receiving cross-sex hormone therapy may have altered risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

CVD Risk in Diabetes Predicted by Visceral to Subcutaneous Fat Area Ratio

CVD Risk in Diabetes Predicted by Visceral to Subcutaneous Fat Area Ratio

In patients with increasing visceral to subcutaneous fat area ratio quartiles, there were more first or recurring cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Risks, Mortality Not Reduced With CPAP Treatment

Cardiovascular Risks, Mortality Not Reduced With CPAP Treatment

Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure does not reduce risk of adverse cardiovascular-related mortality.

Chronic Inflammatory Disorders Increase Cardiometabolic and Mortality Risks

Chronic Inflammatory Disorders Increase Cardiometabolic and Mortality Risks

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The degree of risk for cardiometabolic events and all-cause mortality increased with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroid drugs.

CVD Risk in Type 1 Diabetes Improved With Metformin

CVD Risk in Type 1 Diabetes Improved With Metformin

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Metformin therapy in type 1 diabetes may improved cardiovascular disease risk management.

FDA to Review Insulin Degludec for Cardiovascular Safety

FDA to Review Insulin Degludec for Cardiovascular Safety

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Novo Nordisk submitted an application to the FDA with data on the cardiovascular safety of an insulin degludec.

CV Risk Factors Associated With Arterial Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis

CV Risk Factors Associated With Arterial Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Vascular hemodynamic alterations in rheumatoid arthritis have been associated with traditional cardiovascular risk factors and disease characteristics.

Cardiovascular Disease May Benefit From Chinese Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease May Benefit From Chinese Medicine

Herbal alternatives used in traditional Chinese medicine may help treat or prevent cardiovascular disease.

Cholesterol Significantly Reduced by Blocking Angiopoietin-like 3 Gene

Cholesterol Significantly Reduced by Blocking Angiopoietin-like 3 Gene

Two research groups successfully reduced cholesterol in humans to block the angiopoietin-like 3 gene.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduced With Healthy Fats

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduced With Healthy Fats

Replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats can reduce cardiovascular disease risk.

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease High With 'Healthy' Obesity

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease High With 'Healthy' Obesity

People with metabolically healthy obesity still have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Short Sleep Duration May Increase Risk for CVD Mortality

Short Sleep Duration May Increase Risk for CVD Mortality

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Mortality risk is increased in association to short sleep duration in cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Assessing Mortality Risks in CVD, T2DM vs CKD

Assessing Mortality Risks in CVD, T2DM vs CKD

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Chronic kidney increases the risk of mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Sitagliptin Improves Triglycerides and Glucose Tolerance

Sitagliptin Improves Triglycerides and Glucose Tolerance

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Sitagliptin improved several lipid parameters for men who were overweight and had prediabetes.

Dapagliflozin May Benefit Progression of Atherosclerosis

Dapagliflozin May Benefit Progression of Atherosclerosis

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Dapagliflozin improved endothelial function in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Subclinical Myocardial Damage in Obesity May Be Mitigated by Physical Activity

Subclinical Myocardial Damage in Obesity May Be Mitigated by Physical Activity

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Individuals who had the lowest levels of recommended physical activity had elevated levels of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T.

Maternal and Fetal Risk with Anticoagulation in Pregnancy

Maternal and Fetal Risk with Anticoagulation in Pregnancy

Anticoagulation treatment for patients with mechanical heart valves during pregnancy is linked to maternal and fetal risks.

Long-Term Outcomes of Evacetrapib on Cardiovascular Outcomes

Long-Term Outcomes of Evacetrapib on Cardiovascular Outcomes

Evacetrapib does not affect the primary efficacy end point of first occurrence of any component of a composite of death from cardiovascular causes in patients with high-risk vascular disease.

Cardiovascular Predictions in Liver Transplant Candidates

Cardiovascular Predictions in Liver Transplant Candidates

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Stress microvascular perfusion assessments were found to be highly predictive of cardiovascular outcomes in liver transplant candidates.

Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Risk Reduced With Significantly Lower Blood Pressure Targets

Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Risk Reduced With Significantly Lower Blood Pressure Targets

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Significantly lower blood pressure can reduce cardiovascular disease mortality risk.

Childhood Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Midlife Cognitive Performance

Childhood Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Midlife Cognitive Performance

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The cardiovascular risk factors of high systolic blood pressure, high serum total cholesterol, and smoking were independently associated with worse cognitive performance in midlife.

Impaired Coronary Distensibility Index Linked to Adverse Childhood Experience, Increases MACE Risk

Impaired Coronary Distensibility Index Linked to Adverse Childhood Experience, Increases MACE Risk

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Individuals with adverse childhood experience may be at greater risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.

Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists May Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists May Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

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Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist therapy was associated with lower risk for acute MI, stroke, and all-cause mortality.

Does Monthly, High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent CVD?

Does Monthly, High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent CVD?

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A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial examined the relationship between high-dose oral vitamin D supplementation and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Frequent Hot Flashes Give Cardiovascular Insight In Young Women

Frequent Hot Flashes Give Cardiovascular Insight In Young Women

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Frequent hot flashes in younger women were linked to endothelial function, providing more insight into the cardiovascular disease risk status of patients.

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