Prevention

Link Between CVD Risk and Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Examined

Link Between CVD Risk and Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Examined

There is an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease among patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, especially those who undergo splenectomy.

Effects of High-Intensity Exercise Training in Previously Sedentary Adults

Effects of High-Intensity Exercise Training in Previously Sedentary Adults

Two years of high-intensity exercise training is associated with improved maximal oxygen uptake and reduced cardiac stiffness in previously sedentary healthy middle-aged adults.

Mortality Risk Increased in T2D Across Multiple Weight Categories

Mortality Risk Increased in T2D Across Multiple Weight Categories

For patients with type 2 diabetes, all weight categories show increased long-term mortality.

Wider Statin Use May Prevent More Atherosclerotic CVD Events

Wider Statin Use May Prevent More Atherosclerotic CVD Events

Guidelines that recommend statins for more people for primary prevention of atherosclerosis are likely to prevent more ASCVD events than guidelines that recommend fewer people take statins.

Clopidogrel Tablets Recalled Due to Mislabeling

Clopidogrel Tablets Recalled Due to Mislabeling

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One lot of clopidogrel, a platelet inhibitor, has been recalled due to mislabeling.

Preoperative Accelerometry May Supplement Cardiopulmonary Exercise Tests

Preoperative Accelerometry May Supplement Cardiopulmonary Exercise Tests

Preoperative accelerometry can assess cardiopulmonary fitness in patients scheduled for major surgery.

Cardiovascular Events and Mortality With GLP-1 Receptor Agonists

Cardiovascular Events and Mortality With GLP-1 Receptor Agonists

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Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists can reduce major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Likelihood of Abstinence Using Smoking Cessation Drugs

Likelihood of Abstinence Using Smoking Cessation Drugs

Pharmaceutical aids are not effective for increasing long-term smoking cessation.

Cardiovascular Event Risk With Smoking Cessation Drug

Cardiovascular Event Risk With Smoking Cessation Drug

Taking varenicline for smoking cessation may put individuals at increased risk of cardiovascular events.

Former Smokers May Benefit From Dietary Antioxidants

Former Smokers May Benefit From Dietary Antioxidants

Intake of fruits and tomatoes may delay decline in lung function, especially in former smokers.

Changes in Plasma Markers May Explain Empagliflozin's Effect on CV Mortality

Changes in Plasma Markers May Explain Empagliflozin's Effect on CV Mortality

Risk for cardiovascular death was reduced with empagliflozin compared with placebo.

Smoking Cessation Drug May Also Reduce Heavy Drinking

Smoking Cessation Drug May Also Reduce Heavy Drinking

Smoking cessation drug varenicline is associated with reduced heavy drinking among men.

Current Life Expectancy Trends in the United States

Current Life Expectancy Trends in the United States

Life expectancy in the United States decreased by one-tenth of a year from 2015 to 2016 with an increase in the rate of age-adjusted drug overdose deaths.

Effect of Wearable Fitness Technology on Weight Loss

Effect of Wearable Fitness Technology on Weight Loss

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A clinician examines wearable fitness technology's effect on weight loss and other markers of health.

Discrepancies in Electronic Discharge Summaries and Prescriptions for Older Patients

Discrepancies in Electronic Discharge Summaries and Prescriptions for Older Patients

Frequent discrepancies were found between electronic discharge summaries and discharge prescriptions at a regional hospital.

Factors Influencing EMS Utilization in Patients With STEMI

Factors Influencing EMS Utilization in Patients With STEMI

Patients with STEMI perceptions on factors such as speed of transport help evaluate emergency medical service use.

Using Monetary Incentives to Encourage Smoking Cessation

Using Monetary Incentives to Encourage Smoking Cessation

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Abstinence-contingent incentives improved smoking cessation outcomes among economically disadvantaged smokers with mental illness.

Smoke-Free Ordinances Lower Lung Cancer Risk

Smoke-Free Ordinances Lower Lung Cancer Risk

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Smoke-free ordinances may reduce the number of lung cancer cases.

Bleeding Risk Scores Compared in Atrial Fibrillation

Bleeding Risk Scores Compared in Atrial Fibrillation

Four clinical bleeding risk scores are able to identify the atrial fibrillation patients who are at risk for major bleeding.

Acute Heart Failure Survival Trends With Mediterranean Diet

Acute Heart Failure Survival Trends With Mediterranean Diet

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet does not influence long-term mortality in patients with acute heart failure.

Cardiovascular Benefits Reduced When Walking in Traffic-Heavy Areas

Cardiovascular Benefits Reduced When Walking in Traffic-Heavy Areas

The beneficial cardiopulmonary effects of walking are attenuated when walking in a traffic polluted area.

Effect of Cardiologist Care on New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes

Effect of Cardiologist Care on New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes

In patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation, cardiologist care is associated with lower rates of death.

Almonds With or Without Dark Chocolate May Improve Lipid Profiles in Controlled Feeding Conditions

Almonds With or Without Dark Chocolate May Improve Lipid Profiles in Controlled Feeding Conditions

Lipid profiles of overweight people can be improved by eating raw almonds, dark chocolate, and cocoa.

Cardiovascular Outcomes With Insulin-Induced Weight Gain in T2D

Cardiovascular Outcomes With Insulin-Induced Weight Gain in T2D

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Weight gain associated with insulin therapy is not associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes.

Plasma NT-proBNP Levels Vary By Race

Plasma NT-proBNP Levels Vary By Race

Black individuals have significantly lower levels of plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide, than white individuals.

Flu Vaccine Refusal Leads to Terminations

Flu Vaccine Refusal Leads to Terminations

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Several employees fired from a Minnesota-based hospital chain for refusing to receive the flu vaccine.

Clinical Review: Treating Iron Defiency Anemia in Heart Failure

Clinical Review: Treating Iron Defiency Anemia in Heart Failure

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Case study on the best practices for treating iron deficiency in heart failure patients.

US Adults Not Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Intake Recommendations

US Adults Not Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Intake Recommendations

Few US adults consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.

Risk for All-Cause Mortality in HFrEF With Abdominal Obesity

Risk for All-Cause Mortality in HFrEF With Abdominal Obesity

Abdominal obesity is associated with increased risk for all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure.

FDA Alert: Febuxostat May Increase Heart-Related Deaths

FDA Alert: Febuxostat May Increase Heart-Related Deaths

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FDA released a safety alert that gout medication shows increased risk for heart-related death.

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