CVD

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Adding Nontraditional Risk Factors to CVD

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Adding Nontraditional Risk Factors to CVD

Insufficient evidence for adding to traditional cardiovascular disease risk assessment in asymptomatic adults.

Managing Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Cachexia

Managing Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Cachexia

By

Because of the increased risk for cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the increase in fat mass caused by rheumatoid cachexia can be especially concerning.

Plasma Methylglyoxal Levels Associated With CVD, Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes

Plasma Methylglyoxal Levels Associated With CVD, Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes

By

Investigators sought to determine whether methylglyoxal levels are associated with cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes.

 USPSTF Does Not Recommend Electrocardiography Screening in Low-Risk CVD

USPSTF Does Not Recommend Electrocardiography Screening in Low-Risk CVD

By

The United States Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography in asymptomatic individuals at low risk for cardiovascular disease events.

The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea: An Expert Interview

The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea: An Expert Interview

By

To examine the link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea, The Cardiology Advisor spoke with cardiologist Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA and sleep specialist Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, FAAN.

Racial Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Risk With Air Pollution Exposure

Racial Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Risk With Air Pollution Exposure

PM2.5 correlated with an increased risk for incident cardiovascular disease events and all-cause mortality combined.

CPAP Nonadherence May Lead to Higher Cardiovascular-Related Readmissions

CPAP Nonadherence May Lead to Higher Cardiovascular-Related Readmissions

Nonadherence to continuous positive airway pressure treatment is associated with cardiovascular-cause hospital readmission in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Pioglitazone Lowers Cardiovascular, Noncardiovascular Mortality in Diabetes

Pioglitazone Lowers Cardiovascular, Noncardiovascular Mortality in Diabetes

By

For patients with type 2 diabetes, pioglitazone use may be associated with decreases in both cardiovascular and noncardiovascular mortality.

FDA: Clarithromycin May Increase Cardiovascular Risks in Existing Heart Disease

FDA: Clarithromycin May Increase Cardiovascular Risks in Existing Heart Disease

By

The FDA recommends that healthcare professionals should be cautious when prescribing clarithromycin to patients with heart disease.

Aortic Disease Risk May Be Attenuated by Type 2 Diabetes

Aortic Disease Risk May Be Attenuated by Type 2 Diabetes

By

T2D may play a protective role against the development of aortic diseases through structural changes in the aortic wall.

CVD Risk in Women Predicted by Reproductive Factors

CVD Risk in Women Predicted by Reproductive Factors

Reproductive factors, including early menarche and menopause, are associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk.

Link Between CVD Risk and Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Examined

Link Between CVD Risk and Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Examined

There is an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease among patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, especially those who undergo splenectomy.

Relationship Between Cardiac Index and Cerebral Blood Flow

Relationship Between Cardiac Index and Cerebral Blood Flow

Among older adults, lower cardiac index is associated with lower resting cerebral blood flow in the temporal lobes regardless of cardiovascular disease but is not associated with cerebrovascular reactivity.

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.

Heart Failure, Arrhythmia Risk Increased With Zoledronic Acid

Heart Failure, Arrhythmia Risk Increased With Zoledronic Acid

By

Patients treated with zoledronic acid had a higher risk for atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias as well as heart failure vs untreated patients.

Cardiovascular Event Risk Better Predicted by ApoB vs LDL Cholesterol Level

Cardiovascular Event Risk Better Predicted by ApoB vs LDL Cholesterol Level

Clinical benefit of reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels may depend on the corresponding reduction in apolipoprotein B (apoB)-containing lipoprotein particles.

CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

By

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a significantly higher risk for cardiovascular disease, increasing their risk for morbidity and mortality.

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.

CV Events Reduced in SLE With Aspirin and Hydroxychloroquine

CV Events Reduced in SLE With Aspirin and Hydroxychloroquine

By

Hydroxychloroquine in combination with low-dose asprin was protective against thrombosis in SLE.

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

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

By

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.

Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Reduced With Electronic Messaging

Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Reduced With Electronic Messaging

An electronic messaging intervention is effective for reducing cardiovascular risk for patients with type 2 diabetes.

9/11 Survivors Have Higher Incidence of Heart Disease, Diabetes

9/11 Survivors Have Higher Incidence of Heart Disease, Diabetes

Rescue workers and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases years later.

CVD, Stroke Risks Reduced With Later in Life Diet Changes

CVD, Stroke Risks Reduced With Later in Life Diet Changes

Dietary improvement can increase life span and decrease the risk of death.

CVD Risk in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis May Be Linked to Vitamin D Levels

CVD Risk in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis May Be Linked to Vitamin D Levels

By

Serum Vitamin D levels are related to cholesterol levels and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

CV Risk Factors Associated With Arterial Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis

CV Risk Factors Associated With Arterial Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis

By

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

CV-Related Mortality Risk Increased With End-Stage Renal Disease and RA

CV-Related Mortality Risk Increased With End-Stage Renal Disease and RA

By

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and end-stage renal disease have an increased risk for CV-related and all cause mortality.

Sign Up for Free e-Newsletters