Vascular Medicine

Intensive Glucose Control in Diabetes Reduces Kidney and Eye Events

Intensive Glucose Control in Diabetes Reduces Kidney and Eye Events

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Kidney and eye events in type 2 diabetes were reduced with more intensive glucose control.

Assessing Mortality Risks in CVD, T2DM vs CKD

Assessing Mortality Risks in CVD, T2DM vs CKD

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Chronic kidney increases the risk of mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Dapagliflozin May Benefit Progression of Atherosclerosis

Dapagliflozin May Benefit Progression of Atherosclerosis

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Dapagliflozin improved endothelial function in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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.

 Levodopa's Effect on CAP and PAP in Parkinson's Disease

Levodopa's Effect on CAP and PAP in Parkinson's Disease

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Treating patients with Parkinson's disease with levodopa may help decrease central aortic pressure.

Maternal and Fetal Risk with Anticoagulation in Pregnancy

Maternal and Fetal Risk with Anticoagulation in Pregnancy

Anticoagulation treatment for patients with mechanical heart valves during pregnancy is linked to maternal and fetal risks.

Long-Term Outcomes of Evacetrapib on Cardiovascular Outcomes

Long-Term Outcomes of Evacetrapib on Cardiovascular Outcomes

Evacetrapib does not affect the primary efficacy end point of first occurrence of any component of a composite of death from cardiovascular causes in patients with high-risk vascular disease.

Cardiovascular Predictions in Liver Transplant Candidates

Cardiovascular Predictions in Liver Transplant Candidates

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Stress microvascular perfusion assessments were found to be highly predictive of cardiovascular outcomes in liver transplant candidates.

Aterial Stiffness May Be Predicted by Restrictive Spirometry Pattern

Aterial Stiffness May Be Predicted by Restrictive Spirometry Pattern

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Restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacity (FVC) are associated with a higher risk for arterial stiffness regardless of sex.

Kawasaki Disease: Updated AHA Guidelines

Kawasaki Disease: Updated AHA Guidelines

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The AHA's statement focused on the epidemiology, genetics, pathogenesis, and long-term outcomes of Kawasaki disease.

Infective Endocarditis Risk Increases in Dialysis Patients

Infective Endocarditis Risk Increases in Dialysis Patients

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The rate of infective endocarditis is increasing among patients with end-stage renal disease receiving dialysis.

Critical Limb Ischemia Results in High Readmission

Critical Limb Ischemia Results in High Readmission

Most hospital readmissions at 30 days or 6 months for critical limb ischemia were unplanned.

Vascular Health Predictive of Amyloid Deposits

Vascular Health Predictive of Amyloid Deposits

Researchers followed participants with no dementia to determine the link between vascular health and amyloid deposits leading to dementia.

History of Migraine Linked to Ischemic Stroke Via Cervical Artery Dissection

History of Migraine Linked to Ischemic Stroke Via Cervical Artery Dissection

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Researchers examined a sample of 2485 patients who had early-onset ischemic stroke.

Aspirin May Increase Pregnancy in Women With High Inflammation

Aspirin May Increase Pregnancy in Women With High Inflammation

Women with high levels of inflammation who have previously lost a pregnancy may benefit from daily low-dose aspirin.

HbA<sub>1c</sub> Related to Aortic Stiffness, Even Without Diabetes

HbA1c Related to Aortic Stiffness, Even Without Diabetes

Glycated hemoglobin and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance correlated with progression of carotid femoral pulse wave velocity.

Modifying CVD Risk Factors as a Preventive Strategy for Tendinopathy

Modifying CVD Risk Factors as a Preventive Strategy for Tendinopathy

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Higher cardiovascular disease risk scores were associated with greater likelihood of having rotator cuff tendinopathy and glenohumeral joint pain.

SYNTAX Scores Linked to Long-Term Revascularization Outcomes

SYNTAX Scores Linked to Long-Term Revascularization Outcomes

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Higher SYNTAX scores may predict major cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease and diabetes.

AHA: Pregnancy Management With Congenital Heart Disease

AHA: Pregnancy Management With Congenital Heart Disease

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The American Heart Association presents recommendations for managing pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease.

Amygdalar Activity Independently Predicts Cardiovascular Events

Amygdalar Activity Independently Predicts Cardiovascular Events

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Chronic stress identified as risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Silent Cerebrovascular Disease Increases Risk for Future Stroke

Silent Cerebrovascular Disease Increases Risk for Future Stroke

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Silent cerebrovascular disease appears to increase the risk for future symptomatic stroke.

Stroke Risked Increased After Surgery With Migraine History

Stroke Risked Increased After Surgery With Migraine History

Patients with history of migraine are at an increased risk of perioperative stroke and have higher 30-day hospital readmission rates.

ACC Releases Decision Pathway for TAVR in Aortic Stenosis

ACC Releases Decision Pathway for TAVR in Aortic Stenosis

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The American College of Cardiology has released guidelines for determining if patients with aortic stenosis are appropriate candidates for transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Mediterranean Diet May Preserve Brain Health

Mediterranean Diet May Preserve Brain Health

The Mediterranean diet may protect against inflammation and vascular disease, which can cause brain volume loss.

Does Sex Matter in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Therapy Outcomes?

Does Sex Matter in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Therapy Outcomes?

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Although female patients experienced higher in-hospital vascular complications, their overall 1-year survival rates were better.

Dysglycemia Affects Cognition, Brain Structure in Older Adults

Dysglycemia Affects Cognition, Brain Structure in Older Adults

Dysglycemia correlated with a higher number of brain infarcts.

Effect of Glucocorticoid Use on Endothelial Function

Effect of Glucocorticoid Use on Endothelial Function

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Glucocorticoid therapy is associated with increased cardiovascular and mortality risk.

Aortic Dissection Risk in Pregnancy With Marfan Syndrome

Aortic Dissection Risk in Pregnancy With Marfan Syndrome

There was a significant association for increasing aortic root diameter with later aortic dissection.

Amputation-Free Survival With Endovascular Therapy vs Bypass Surgery in Critical Limb Ischemia

Amputation-Free Survival With Endovascular Therapy vs Bypass Surgery in Critical Limb Ischemia

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Endovascular therapy was considered noninferior to bypass surgery in patients with critical limb ischemia.

Effectiveness of Statins in Alzheimer's Disease Prevention

Effectiveness of Statins in Alzheimer's Disease Prevention

High use of statins was linked to a 15% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease in women and 12% lower risk in men compared to those who had low use.

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