Prevention

Yoga Plus Aerobics Beneficial in Coronary Heart Disease

Yoga Plus Aerobics Beneficial in Coronary Heart Disease

For coronary heart disease patients with type 2 diabetes, combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise is associated with greater improvement in heart disease risk factors.

Factors Associated With Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Spondyloarthritis Without Overt CVD

Factors Associated With Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Spondyloarthritis Without Overt CVD

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Certain factors have been associated with accelerated atherosclerosis in spondyloarthritis without overt cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Event Risk Not Increased With Liraglutide

Cardiovascular Event Risk Not Increased With Liraglutide

Liraglutide treatment for weight management is not associated with increased risk of cardiovascular event.

Cardiovascular Risk Examined in HIV-Positive Premenopausal Women

Cardiovascular Risk Examined in HIV-Positive Premenopausal Women

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Traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease are linked to a higher risk of heart disease in HIV-positive premenopausal women than HIV itself.

Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Still Key for People With RA

Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Still Key for People With RA

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Knowledge regarding the impact of various risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events is essential for the establishment of individualized risk evaluation and prevention.

Hypertension During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Future CVD

Hypertension During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Future CVD

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Women who experience gestational hypertension are at a greater risk for future hypertension and ischemic heart disease compared with women who have preeclampsia.

Reducing Neurologic Damage After Stroke With Ischemic Preconditioning

Reducing Neurologic Damage After Stroke With Ischemic Preconditioning

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Ischemic preconditioning may provide neuroprotective effects that reduce stroke infarct size and improve recovery times.

Cardiovascular Risk May Be Reduced With Meditation

Cardiovascular Risk May Be Reduced With Meditation

Meditation may be considered as an adjunct to guideline-directed cardiovascular risk reduction.

Insulin Resistance, Cardiometabolic Risk Increased in Obese Children

Insulin Resistance, Cardiometabolic Risk Increased in Obese Children

Cardiometabolic risk and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance increase with increased body mass index.

Tailored Treatment for SBP Reduces Risk for Organ Dysfunction After Major Surgery

Tailored Treatment for SBP Reduces Risk for Organ Dysfunction After Major Surgery

Management targeting an individualized systolic blood pressure is associated with reduced risk of organ dysfunction among patients undergoing major surgery who are at increased risk of postoperative complications.

Arterial Stiffness May Be Linked to E-Cigarettes With Nicotine Exposure

Arterial Stiffness May Be Linked to E-Cigarettes With Nicotine Exposure

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E-cigarettes with nicotine may be linked to arterial stiffening, which can increase the risk for heart attack and stroke.

Cardiovascular Disease Risks With Fertility Treatment: What We Know

Cardiovascular Disease Risks With Fertility Treatment: What We Know

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The underlying cause of infertility is a major variable in confirming the link between fertility treatment and cardiovascular disease.

Worldwide CVD and Mortality Risk Lowered With More Physical Activity

Worldwide CVD and Mortality Risk Lowered With More Physical Activity

Higher recreational and non-recreational physical activity is associated with a lower risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease events.

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk for CVD Postpartum

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk for CVD Postpartum

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Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and hypertension postpartum.

Benefits of Inpatient Smoking Cessation Therapy Post-Myocardial Infarction

Benefits of Inpatient Smoking Cessation Therapy Post-Myocardial Infarction

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Hospitals may be missing opportunities to start tobacco use treatment immediately after myocardial infarction.

Is Statin Use Associated With a Reduction of CV Events, Mortality in Older Men?

Is Statin Use Associated With a Reduction of CV Events, Mortality in Older Men?

Statin use is associated with a significantly lower risk of mortality in older male physicians, and a non-significant lower risk of cardiovascular disease events.

Rivaroxaban, Warfarin Comparable in Efficacy for Afib-Related Acute Ischemic Stroke

Rivaroxaban, Warfarin Comparable in Efficacy for Afib-Related Acute Ischemic Stroke

Rivaroxaban and warfarin are similarly safe and effective in preventing recurrent stroke in patients with afib related ischemic stroke.

High- vs Low-Risk Obstructive Sleep Apnea Leads to Longer Hospitalizations

High- vs Low-Risk Obstructive Sleep Apnea Leads to Longer Hospitalizations

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Patients with high-risk obstructive sleep apnea are almost 4 times more likely to have postoperative complications vs patients with low-risk obstructive sleep apnea.

Vitamin D as a Means of Cardioprotection in Elective PCI

Vitamin D as a Means of Cardioprotection in Elective PCI

Vitamin D did not produce a substantial preventive effect on cardiac injury during percutaneous coronary intervention.

Heart Failure, Arrhythmia Risk Increased With Zoledronic Acid

Heart Failure, Arrhythmia Risk Increased With Zoledronic Acid

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Patients treated with zoledronic acid had a higher risk for atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias as well as heart failure vs untreated patients.

Hypercoagulability in Sleep Apnea Can Increase Risk for CV Complications

Hypercoagulability in Sleep Apnea Can Increase Risk for CV Complications

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People with obstructive sleep apnea could have a higher risk for hypercoagulability.

CDC: Some Newborns Not Screened for Congenital Heart Disease

CDC: Some Newborns Not Screened for Congenital Heart Disease

Some newborns in the US are not being screened for congenital heart disease or hearing loss.

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy: Expert Opinion

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy: Expert Opinion

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In a meta-analysis of cross-sex hormone therapy use in transgender individuals, researchers found that transgender women may have a greater risk for CVD mortality vs cisgender women in the general population.

Liraglutide Receives FDA Approval For MACE Reduction in Type 2 Diabetes

Liraglutide Receives FDA Approval For MACE Reduction in Type 2 Diabetes

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Liraglutide has received approval by the US Food and Drug Administration for a new indication to reduce the risk of MACE in type 2 diabetes patients.

Higher Intake of Carbohydrates May Increase Risk for Premature Death

Higher Intake of Carbohydrates May Increase Risk for Premature Death

An excess of carbohydrates may be to blame for higher risk of premature deaths, not fats.

Angioedema Risk With Aliskiren vs Beta-Blockers Compared

Angioedema Risk With Aliskiren vs Beta-Blockers Compared

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The risk of angioedema is likely comparable between aliskiren and beta blockers.

Pulmonary Complications After Noncardiac Surgery Ameliorated By Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary Complications After Noncardiac Surgery Ameliorated By Pulmonary Rehab

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The risk of perioperative complications is increased by many factors in patients undergoing thoracic surgery.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Dietary Fat Intake: Update and Expert Roundtable

Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Dietary Fat Intake: Update and Expert Roundtable

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The American Heart Association has shifted its dietary recommendations from replacing total fat with carbohydrates to replacing saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fat.

Independent Predictors of Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Diabetes

Independent Predictors of Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Diabetes

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Smoking, duration of diabetes, and male sex were among several independent predictors of silent coronary artery disease in patients with asymptomatic diabetes.

Body Mass Index in Childhood May Predict Stroke Risk in Adulthood

Body Mass Index in Childhood May Predict Stroke Risk in Adulthood

Above-average childhood body mass index are associated with increased risk of early adult ischemic stroke.

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