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Atrial Fibrillation: Updates in Screening, Surgical Ablation, and Anticoagulation Use

Atrial Fibrillation: Updates in Screening, Surgical Ablation, and Anticoagulation Use

Anticoagulation under- and overdoing can be problematic in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Fasting vs Nonfasting Lipid Values and Cardiovascular Risk: Q&A With Advisory Board Member, Eliot Brinton, MD

Fasting vs Nonfasting Lipid Values and Cardiovascular Risk: Q&A With Advisory Board Member, Eliot Brinton, MD

Eliot Brinton, MD, FAHA, FNLA, president and director of the Utah Lipid Center, discusses the benefits of fasting lipid profiles in predicting cardiovascular risk.

Does Moderate Alcohol Consumption Have a Role in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention?

Does Moderate Alcohol Consumption Have a Role in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention?

The effects of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease were explored in a population-based study.

Role of Race and Ethnicity in Cardiovascular Health

Role of Race and Ethnicity in Cardiovascular Health

Experts weigh in on how to improve racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular health.

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.

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Total Cholesterol, Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels Affect Parkinson's Risk

Total Cholesterol, Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels Affect Parkinson's Risk

A decreased risk in Parkinson's disease has been associated with total serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in men not on statin therapy.

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

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

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

Proton-Pump Inhibitors Reduce Bleeding Risk in Antiplatelet Therapy

Proton-Pump Inhibitors Reduce Bleeding Risk in Antiplatelet Therapy

The risk for major bleeding while taking antiplatelet therapy significantly increased with age.

Venous Thromboembolism Reduced in Orthopedic Surgery With Rivaroxaban

Venous Thromboembolism Reduced in Orthopedic Surgery With Rivaroxaban

Patients who received 10 mg of rivaroxaban daily had decreased the rate of venous thromboembolism by 33%.

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Independently Predicts CV Events and Death in Diabetes

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Independently Predicts CV Events and Death in Diabetes

Visit-to-visit systolic blood pressure variability may be a better predictor of cardiovascular events and death than traditional risk factors.

Statins May Increase Risk for Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes

Statins May Increase Risk for Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes

In a study,patients with type 2 diabetes presented better glycemic control and had higher risk for mortality when not taking statins.

Pregnancy-Associated Stroke in Women With Preeclampsia

Pregnancy-Associated Stroke in Women With Preeclampsia

Women with preeclampsia have up to a 6-fold risk of pregnancy-associated stroke.

Cardiovascular Stress in Type 2 Diabetes Reduced With Canagliflozin

Cardiovascular Stress in Type 2 Diabetes Reduced With Canagliflozin

American Diabetes Association presented a study that Canagliflozin could possibly decrease cardiovascular stress in older patients with type 2 diabetes.

Cardiovascular Events Reduced With Intensive Blood Pressure Control

Cardiovascular Events Reduced With Intensive Blood Pressure Control

Intensive systolic blood pressure treatment outcomes were similar between groups of patients with prediabetes and with normal fasting blood glucose levels.

CV Risks in Obesity and Diabetes Not Increased With Nalxtrexone/Bupropion

CV Risks in Obesity and Diabetes Not Increased With Nalxtrexone/Bupropion

Two studies found that extended-release naltrexone/bupropion did not increase cardiovascular risks for patients with type 2 diabetes.

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