Prevention

Activity Levels in US Teens and Older Adults

Activity Levels in US Teens and Older Adults

Physical activity levels among children and teens are lower than previously thought.

Stroke Risk in Afib Reduced With Vitamin K Antagonist Therapy

Stroke Risk in Afib Reduced With Vitamin K Antagonist Therapy

Vitamin K antagonist monotherapy is linked to reduced risk of MI and stroke in patients with Afib.

Heart Failure Risk in Women With Afib

Heart Failure Risk in Women With Afib

Researchers found four modifiable factors that account for heart failure risk in women with atrial fibrillation.

Cardiovascular Disease May Benefit From Chinese Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease May Benefit From Chinese Medicine

Herbal alternatives used in traditional Chinese medicine may help treat or prevent cardiovascular disease.

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

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

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

Drone Use Plausible for Cardiac Arrest Emergencies

Drone Use Plausible for Cardiac Arrest Emergencies

New research suggests that drones can be used to quickly deliver defibrillators in sudden cardiac arrest emergencies.

Statins May Increase Risk for Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes

Statins May Increase Risk for Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes

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

Cholesterol Significantly Reduced by Blocking Angiopoietin-like 3 Gene

Cholesterol Significantly Reduced by Blocking Angiopoietin-like 3 Gene

Two research groups successfully reduced cholesterol in humans to block the angiopoietin-like 3 gene.

US Packaged Food Manufacturers Reduced Sodium Amounts

US Packaged Food Manufacturers Reduced Sodium Amounts

Consumers are purchasing food items containing less sodium and manufacturers are decreasing the amount of sodium in their products.

Pregnancy-Associated Stroke in Women With Preeclampsia

Pregnancy-Associated Stroke in Women With Preeclampsia

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

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduced With Healthy Fats

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduced With Healthy Fats

Replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats can reduce cardiovascular disease risk.

Cardiovascular Stress in Type 2 Diabetes Reduced With Canagliflozin

Cardiovascular Stress in Type 2 Diabetes Reduced With Canagliflozin

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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

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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

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

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease High With 'Healthy' Obesity

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease High With 'Healthy' Obesity

People with metabolically healthy obesity still have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Can Beta-Blockers Reduce Mortality in Acute Myocardial Infarction Without Heart Failure?

Can Beta-Blockers Reduce Mortality in Acute Myocardial Infarction Without Heart Failure?

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In patients with acute myocardial infarction without heart failure, beta-blockers did not reduce mortality risk at 1 year.

Recommendations to Prepare for Cardiac Arrest In-Flight

Recommendations to Prepare for Cardiac Arrest In-Flight

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Researchers presented new recommendations for handling in-flight cardiac arrest emergencies at the Euroanaesthesia 2017 meeting.

How Accurate Are Home Blood Pressure Monitor Readings?

How Accurate Are Home Blood Pressure Monitor Readings?

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New reports found that 70% of home blood pressure monitor readings are inaccurate.

Medical Weight Management Program: Covered vs Self-Pay

Medical Weight Management Program: Covered vs Self-Pay

Paying out-of-pocket for a weight management program is not associated with significant weight loss difference compared to those with insurance coverage.

Subclinical Myocardial Damage in Obesity May Be Mitigated by Physical Activity

Subclinical Myocardial Damage in Obesity May Be Mitigated by Physical Activity

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Individuals who had the lowest levels of recommended physical activity had elevated levels of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T.

Predicted Risk of Venous Thromboembolism May Warrant Restarting Anticoagulation

Predicted Risk of Venous Thromboembolism May Warrant Restarting Anticoagulation

Treating patients with at least a 17.5% predicted one-year venous thromboembolism risk may cost-effective.

Is Pravastatin Effective as Primary Prevention Against CHD Events in Elderly?

Is Pravastatin Effective as Primary Prevention Against CHD Events in Elderly?

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No differences were observed between pravastatin and usual care for CHD events, cause-specific deaths, stroke, cancer, and combination fatal CHD or nonfatal MI.

Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Risk Reduced With Significantly Lower Blood Pressure Targets

Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Risk Reduced With Significantly Lower Blood Pressure Targets

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Significantly lower blood pressure can reduce cardiovascular disease mortality risk.

Heart Damage Can Be Reversed in Former Methamphetamine Users

Heart Damage Can Be Reversed in Former Methamphetamine Users

After discontinuing methamphetamine use, study participants showed reverse signs of heart damage.

Childhood Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Midlife Cognitive Performance

Childhood Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Midlife Cognitive Performance

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The cardiovascular risk factors of high systolic blood pressure, high serum total cholesterol, and smoking were independently associated with worse cognitive performance in midlife.

Impaired Coronary Distensibility Index Linked to Adverse Childhood Experience, Increases MACE Risk

Impaired Coronary Distensibility Index Linked to Adverse Childhood Experience, Increases MACE Risk

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Individuals with adverse childhood experience may be at greater risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.

Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists May Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists May Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

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Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist therapy was associated with lower risk for acute MI, stroke, and all-cause mortality.

Does Monthly, High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent CVD?

Does Monthly, High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent CVD?

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A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial examined the relationship between high-dose oral vitamin D supplementation and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Low Systolic Blood Pressure Target May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

Low Systolic Blood Pressure Target May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

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Achieving a systolic blood pressure goal of <120 mm Hg may have adverse cardiovascular effects for some patients.

No Benefit to Pravastatin in Elderly Patients With Hypertension

No Benefit to Pravastatin in Elderly Patients With Hypertension

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Statin therapy did not show benefit in the primary prevention for all-cause mortality or coronary heart disease events in adults older than 65 years of age.

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