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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.

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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.

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.

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Cardiovascular and Mortality Risk Reduction in Type 1 Diabetes

Cardiovascular and Mortality Risk Reduction in Type 1 Diabetes

There was a steep graded association between controlled cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Overweight/Obesity Affects Brain Function in Type 2 Diabetes

Overweight/Obesity Affects Brain Function in Type 2 Diabetes

Overweight or obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus are more likely to show severe and progressive brain function and cognition abnormalities.

Cardiovascular Risks Not Increased With Long-Acting Beta2-Agonist for COPD

Cardiovascular Risks Not Increased With Long-Acting Beta2-Agonist for COPD

Combination therapy with an inhaled long-acting beta2-agonist and an inhaled corticosteroid did not affect all-cause mortality compared with inhaled placebo.

Stroke and MI Rates Have Decreased Since Trans Fatty Acid Restrictions Enacted

Stroke and MI Rates Have Decreased Since Trans Fatty Acid Restrictions Enacted

Compared with New York counties without trans fatty acid restrictions, those with restrictions showed a significantly greater decline in combined myocardial infarction and stroke events.

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Reduced With Diabetes Medications

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Reduced With Diabetes Medications

Thiazolidinediones reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation by 30% in an analysis of pooled data from 7 studies.

Is A Reduction in BP Likely Using Uric Acid-Lowering Agents?

Is A Reduction in BP Likely Using Uric Acid-Lowering Agents?

A Cochrane review examined whether or not uric acid-lowering therapies could effectively reduce hypertension.

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.

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