Prevention

Cardiovascular and Mortality Risk Reduction in Type 1 Diabetes

Cardiovascular and Mortality Risk Reduction in Type 1 Diabetes

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

Acute Myocardial Infarction Risk May Increase With Use of NSAIDs

Acute Myocardial Infarction Risk May Increase With Use of NSAIDs

NSAIDs increase myocardial infarction risk by 20% to 50%.

Overweight/Obesity Affects Brain Function in Type 2 Diabetes

Overweight/Obesity Affects Brain Function in Type 2 Diabetes

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

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet May Lower Risk of Gout

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet May Lower Risk of Gout

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet has been found to effectively prevent gout.

Hypertension, High Cholesterol Risks Similar for 'Social Smokers'

Hypertension, High Cholesterol Risks Similar for 'Social Smokers'

Social smokers have the same risk level for hypertension and elevated cholesterol as regular smokers.

Cardiac Arrest-Related Disability Reduced With Bystander CPR

Cardiac Arrest-Related Disability Reduced With Bystander CPR

Administration of CPR by a bystander after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest reduced disability in patients.

Many Americans Do Not Seek Medical Attention for Stroke or TIA

Many Americans Do Not Seek Medical Attention for Stroke or TIA

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke association report that only 3% of Americans who experience transient ischemic attack symptoms get medical attention.

Peripheral Artery Disease: Low Use of Medication and Lifestyle Counseling

Peripheral Artery Disease: Low Use of Medication and Lifestyle Counseling

Patients with peripheral artery disease have a low use of medication therapy and lifestyle counseling.

Achieving Optimal Cardiovascular Health by Middle Age Adds Years to Life

Achieving Optimal Cardiovascular Health by Middle Age Adds Years to Life

People with optimal cardiovascular health in middle age live an average of 4 years longer than others.

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

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

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

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

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

CVD and Mortality Risk Reduced with Cycle Commuting

CVD and Mortality Risk Reduced with Cycle Commuting

Over 5 years, cyclists' risks of cardiovascular disease and mortality were significantly decreased.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Reduced With Diabetes Medications

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Reduced With Diabetes Medications

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

Emergency Care Delays During Marathons Increase Mortality

Emergency Care Delays During Marathons Increase Mortality

Researchers examined data collected from Medicare patients living in US cities that hosted major marathons between 2002 and 2012.

Role of Race and Ethnicity in Cardiovascular Health

Role of Race and Ethnicity in Cardiovascular Health

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

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

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

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

Differing Guidelines for Primary Prevention Statin Therapy

Differing Guidelines for Primary Prevention Statin Therapy

Conflicting advice from the USPSTF and the ACC/AHA result in more than 9 million unnecessary statin prescriptions among US adults.

Major Bleeding Risk With Antiplatelet Drugs, Anticoagulants for Afib Compared

Major Bleeding Risk With Antiplatelet Drugs, Anticoagulants for Afib Compared

Researchers examined data from 7 randomized controlled trials and 4 cohort studies to determine the major bleeding risk with aspirin, clopidogrel, and warfarin.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increases With Body Weight Fluctuations

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increases With Body Weight Fluctuations

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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

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Periodontitis was associated with an increased mortality risk while edentulism was linked with an increased cardiovascular disease risk.

Impact of Multivitamin Use on CV Health in Men

Impact of Multivitamin Use on CV Health in Men

Multivitamin use was found to have no impact on men's cardiovascular health, regardless of baseline nutritional status.

Should You Agree to Provide Preoperative Cardiology "Clearance"?

Should You Agree to Provide Preoperative Cardiology "Clearance"?

A cardiologist contemplates on the value that preoperative "clearance" brings to patients and their surgeons.

Heterogeneous Associations Between Alcohol Consumption and CVD Initial Presentation

Heterogeneous Associations Between Alcohol Consumption and CVD Initial Presentation

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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

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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.

Efficacy of Monthly High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation in CVD Prevention

Efficacy of Monthly High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation in CVD Prevention

A study sought to determine whether monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation prevented cardiovascular disease in the general population.

Novel Multimodality Testing Strategy Improves CVD Risk Assessment

Novel Multimodality Testing Strategy Improves CVD Risk Assessment

A mutlimodal strategy combines 5 separate tests to significantly improve CVD and ASVCD risk assessment.

Pneumonia Risk Elevated With Proton Pump Inhibitor Use In Dementia

Pneumonia Risk Elevated With Proton Pump Inhibitor Use In Dementia

Independent risk factors for pneumonia included age, male gender, and underlying cerebrovascular disease, among others.

Heart Failure Risk Linked With Bone Mineral Density in Men

Heart Failure Risk Linked With Bone Mineral Density in Men

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Total hip bone mineral density was associated with heart failure risk in black and non-black men, with an interaction by race.

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