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Should You Agree to Provide Preoperative Cardiology "Clearance"?

Should You Agree to Provide Preoperative Cardiology "Clearance"?

A cardiologist contemplates on the value that preoperative "clearance" brings to patients and their surgeons.

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Dissecting the Latest Trends and Controversies in Cardiovascular Nutrition

Dissecting the Latest Trends and Controversies in Cardiovascular Nutrition

Recent evidence clearly indicates that patients should be eating whole foods rather than attempting to get vitamins and antioxidants from dietary supplements.

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.

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

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

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.

Noncardiac Surgery Risk Stratification: Best Practices

Noncardiac Surgery Risk Stratification: Best Practices

Coronary angiography and revascularization use prior to noncardiac surgery continues to be debated.

Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis Clinical Practice Guidelines

Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis Clinical Practice Guidelines

New guidelines for dyslipidemia management and atherosclerosis prevention include a wider range of disease stages and more aggressive intervention.

Medical Training Changes Necessary to Improve Students' Well-Being

Medical Training Changes Necessary to Improve Students' Well-Being

Current medical education practices may be contributing to poor mental health of future physicians.

Understanding Obesity's Role in Atrial Fibrillation

Understanding Obesity's Role in Atrial Fibrillation

The comorbid conditions of obesity and atrial fibrillation require better prevention and treatment strategies.

Preventing Heart Failure One Risk Factor at a Time

Preventing Heart Failure One Risk Factor at a Time

Avoiding 3 major risk factors for heart failure—hypertension, diabetes, and obesity—may reduce the likelihood of heart failure development.

Physical Activity for Diabetes: ADA Updated Guidelines

Physical Activity for Diabetes: ADA Updated Guidelines

Physical activity guidelines were updated for patients with type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, and prediabetes.

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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increases With Body Weight Fluctuations

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increases With Body Weight Fluctuations

Increases in body weight fluctuations were associated with greater risk for coronary and cardiovascular events and death.

CVD, Mortality Risk in Older Women Predicted by Tooth Loss and Periodontitis

CVD, Mortality Risk in Older Women Predicted by Tooth Loss and Periodontitis

Periodontitis was associated with an increased mortality risk while edentulism was linked with an increased cardiovascular disease risk.

Heterogeneous Associations Between Alcohol Consumption and CVD Initial Presentation

Heterogeneous Associations Between Alcohol Consumption and CVD Initial Presentation

The researchers found heterogeneity in the association between recorded alcohol consumption and the initial presentation of 12 cardiovascular diseases.

Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibition Effect on Post-MI Mortality and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibition Effect on Post-MI Mortality and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

Renin-angiotensin system inhibition was linked with a reduced 3-year risk of all-cause mortality in patients with congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

Novel Multimodality Testing Strategy Improves CVD Risk Assessment

Novel Multimodality Testing Strategy Improves CVD Risk Assessment

A mutlimodal strategy combines 5 separate tests to significantly improve CVD and ASVCD risk assessment.

Heart Failure Risk Linked With Bone Mineral Density in Men

Heart Failure Risk Linked With Bone Mineral Density in Men

Total hip bone mineral density was associated with heart failure risk in black and non-black men, with an interaction by race.

Nonischemic Heart Failure Risk Increased With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nonischemic Heart Failure Risk Increased With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers noted that the relative risk of heart failure increased following a patient's RA diagnosis.

Utility of Hydration in Mitigating Risk of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

Utility of Hydration in Mitigating Risk of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

High-risk patients experienced the same rate of contrast-induced nepropathy as patients who received usual care when guideline-recommended prophylactic hydration was not utilized, according to researchers.

Functional Status Decline Occurs at Least 2 Years Before Cardiovascular Events

Functional Status Decline Occurs at Least 2 Years Before Cardiovascular Events

A decline in function status occurred an average of 2 years before hospitalization for myocardial infarction, and 3 years before heart failure and stroke.

Uninterrupted Anticoagulation With Dabigatran Improves Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Outcomes, Expert Q&A

Uninterrupted Anticoagulation With Dabigatran Improves Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Outcomes, Expert Q&A

Incidence of major bleeding events was lower with dabigatran vs warfarin in atrial fibrillation ablation.

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