Prevention

Marked Variations in Statin Use in Nursing Home Residents

Marked Variations in Statin Use in Nursing Home Residents

Statin prescribing trends vary among nursing home residents with significant variation of prescribing across physicians.

Carotid Intima Media Thickness in Children May Be Linked to Socioeconomics

Carotid Intima Media Thickness in Children May Be Linked to Socioeconomics

Family socioeconomic position linked to maximum carotid intima-media thickness in mid-childhood.

Hypertension, Diabetes in Midlife Increase Risk of Dementia

Hypertension, Diabetes in Midlife Increase Risk of Dementia

Risk factors for dementia include midlife vascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and smoking.

Biomarker-Based Model Predicts Mortalty in Coronary Heart Disease

Biomarker-Based Model Predicts Mortalty in Coronary Heart Disease

A biomarker-based model provides a new tool for the prediction of CV death in patients with stable coronary heart disease.

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.

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

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An overview of cardiac rehabilitation use plus interviews with Monica Mukherjee, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE and with Jonathan Ledyard, MS, RCEP.

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.

Depression Diagnosis Following CAD Diagnosis Increases Risk of Death

Depression Diagnosis Following CAD Diagnosis Increases Risk of Death

A depression diagnosis is linked to an increased risk of mortality in patients with coronary artery disease.

Premature Deaths Expected to Increase With Higher Temperatures

Premature Deaths Expected to Increase With Higher Temperatures

An increase in air pollution is expected to trigger an additional 60,000 premature deaths each year globally by 2030.

Dementia Risk Elevated in States With High Stroke Mortality States

Dementia Risk Elevated in States With High Stroke Mortality States

People born in high stroke mortality states have higher risks of developing health issues, including dementia.

CV Events Reduced in SLE With Aspirin and Hydroxychloroquine

CV Events Reduced in SLE With Aspirin and Hydroxychloroquine

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

FDA: Reducing Nicotine in Cigarettes to Nonaddictive Levels

FDA: Reducing Nicotine in Cigarettes to Nonaddictive Levels

The US Food and Drug Administration plans to reduce nicotine to non-addictive levels in combustible cigarettes.

Obesity, Overweight Associated With Higher Healthcare Costs

Obesity, Overweight Associated With Higher Healthcare Costs

Excess weight is associated with increased costs across health care settings.

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Higher With Unhealthy Plant Food Diet

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Higher With Unhealthy Plant Food Diet

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Coronary heart disease risk may be increased in individuals who consume diets consisting of less healthy plant foods.

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.

Left Ventricular Function in Type 1 Diabetes Improves With Exercise

Left Ventricular Function in Type 1 Diabetes Improves With Exercise

Adolescents with type 1 diabetes may benefit from a 20 week exercise training intervention that's associated with improved aerobic capacity and stroke volume.

Self-Instructional Kiosk May Increase Training of Hands-Only CPR

Self-Instructional Kiosk May Increase Training of Hands-Only CPR

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A self-instructional kiosk at a US airport revealed considerable public interest in learning Hands-Only CPR.

Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes Risk Increases With Slow, Steady Weight Gain

Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes Risk Increases With Slow, Steady Weight Gain

Slow and steady weight gain in early or middle adulthood can increase risk of chronic diseases like hypertension.

Statins Reduce Cardiovascular Events, Death Even With Adverse Reactions

Statins Reduce Cardiovascular Events, Death Even With Adverse Reactions

Statin use after an adverse reaction is associated with lower incidences of cardiovascular events and death.

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.

Heart Failure in Type 2 Diabetes: Improving the Risk Model

Heart Failure in Type 2 Diabetes: Improving the Risk Model

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N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide showed the strongest association with heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Chronic Kidney Disease Benefits From Intensive Blood Pressure Reductions

Chronic Kidney Disease Benefits From Intensive Blood Pressure Reductions

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Intensive systolic blood pressure reductions may reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Smoking Cessation Medication Use Low Following MI

Smoking Cessation Medication Use Low Following MI

Following myocardial infarction, few patients take smoking cessation medications.

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.

Preeclampsia Continues to Burden Mothers, Infants

Preeclampsia Continues to Burden Mothers, Infants

Rates of preeclampsia are on the rise in the United States exacting an economic toll.

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.

Coronary Artery Disease-Related Death Increased With Opioid Use in COPD

Coronary Artery Disease-Related Death Increased With Opioid Use in COPD

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Opioid use increases cardiac event risk in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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.

Sudden Death in Cardiomyopathy Reduced With ICD Treatment

Sudden Death in Cardiomyopathy Reduced With ICD Treatment

ICD therapy reduced the incidence of sudden and all-cause mortality in comparison to conventional care for ischemic or nonischemic cardiomyopathy.

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