Cardiovascular Disease

Central Obesity Not Predictive of Cardiovascular Events in Older Men

Central Obesity Not Predictive of Cardiovascular Events in Older Men

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Central obesity might not be an effective predictor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events in older men.

ASPREE Trial: Aspirin Associated With Higher Mortality, Hemorrhage Risk in Older Adults

ASPREE Trial: Aspirin Associated With Higher Mortality, Hemorrhage Risk in Older Adults

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The use of aspirin in healthy elderly patients as a preventative strategy was associated with no prolongation of long-term disability-free survival compared with placebo.

Trends in Cardiovascular Deaths for US Adults With and Without Diabetes

Trends in Cardiovascular Deaths for US Adults With and Without Diabetes

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Investigators used data from the National Health Interview Survey and follow-up mortality data to estimate trends and disparities in CVD.

Algorithm Can Discriminate CVD Risk Across Range of Health Profiles

Algorithm Can Discriminate CVD Risk Across Range of Health Profiles

The Cardiovascular Disease Population Risk Tool algorithm, which includes 12 variables, can discriminate cardiovascular disease risk.

New Clinical Chemistry Score More Sensitive, Specific Than hs-cTn in ACS

New Clinical Chemistry Score More Sensitive, Specific Than hs-cTn in ACS

A score based on the results of three laboratory tests has higher sensitivity and specificity than cardiac troponin alone for stratifying patients presenting with suspected acute coronary syndrome.

Hypertension and Heart Disease May Contribute to Brain Atrophy in MS

Hypertension and Heart Disease May Contribute to Brain Atrophy in MS

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The presence of heart disease and hypertension may contribute to advanced brain atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Biologic Use Linked to Reduced Cardiovascular Risk in Inflammatory Arthritis

Biologic Use Linked to Reduced Cardiovascular Risk in Inflammatory Arthritis

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Current biologic use was associated with a reduction in major cardiovascular events in patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Exposure to Toxic Metals May Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Exposure to Toxic Metals May Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease with exposure to arsenic, lead, cadmium, and copper.

Tiotropium Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Risk in COPD

Tiotropium Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Risk in COPD

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Cardiovascular risk within 30 days of therapy start was approximately 2-fold higher with the incident use of tiotropium in COPD.

Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old

Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old

No benefit in healthy elderly patients; the protective effect is limited to those with type 2 diabetes aged 75 to 84 years.

Cardiovascular Health Risks Identified With Diclofenac Use

Cardiovascular Health Risks Identified With Diclofenac Use

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To investigate the cardiovascular risks associated with diclofenac, researchers conducted a series of cohort studies mimicking the design criteria of a clinical trial.

Cardiovascular Disease Google Searches Peak in Winter

Cardiovascular Disease Google Searches Peak in Winter

Seasonal patterns of relative search volumes were seen for queries relating to cardiovascular disease.

Uninsured CV Hospitalizations Reduced With Medicaid Expansion

Uninsured CV Hospitalizations Reduced With Medicaid Expansion

States that expanded Medicaid had greater reduction in uninsured hospitalizations for major cardiovascular events.

Age at Onset of Type 1 Diabetes Effects Mortality and Cardiovascular Complications

Age at Onset of Type 1 Diabetes Effects Mortality and Cardiovascular Complications

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Investigators examine whether age of onset of type 1 diabetes affects mortality and cardiovascular risk.

IL-6 Receptor Polymorphisms May Be Associated With Aortic Aneurysm Risk

IL-6 Receptor Polymorphisms May Be Associated With Aortic Aneurysm Risk

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Identification of interleukin 6 receptor single-nucleotide polymorphisms was associated with a significantly reduced risk for aortic aneurysm phenotypes.

Assessing the Evidence of Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Diabetes

Assessing the Evidence of Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Diabetes

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The substantial burden of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes has led to the exploration of various cardiovascular disease prevention strategies, including the use of aspirin.

Does Aspirin Cut the Risk of Initial Vascular Events in Patients at Moderate CVD Risk?

Does Aspirin Cut the Risk of Initial Vascular Events in Patients at Moderate CVD Risk?

For this double-blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers selected male patients ≥55 years and female patients ≥60 years with average cardiovascular risk and assigned them to enteric-coated aspirin 100mg (N=6270) or placebo (N=6276) once daily; the median follow-up time was 60 months.

Cardiovascular Health Tied to Dementia Risk in Older Adults

Cardiovascular Health Tied to Dementia Risk in Older Adults

Having optimal levels in more measures of cardiovascular health is linked to lower dementia risk.

More Targeted Sodium Reduction Strategies Proposed

More Targeted Sodium Reduction Strategies Proposed

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New study suggests sodium intake is associated with cardiovascular disease and stroke only when mean sodium intake exceeds 5 grams per day.

Inflammation and Endothelial Stress Associated With CV Risk in Type 2 Diabetes With Manifest CVD

Inflammation and Endothelial Stress Associated With CV Risk in Type 2 Diabetes With Manifest CVD

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The risk for cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes without manifest cardiovascular disease is primarily related to the severity of atherosclerosis.

Link Between Gestational Diabetes and Risk for CVD and Diabetes in Hispanic/Latina Population

Link Between Gestational Diabetes and Risk for CVD and Diabetes in Hispanic/Latina Population

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Investigators sought to compare cardiovascular risk and disease prevalence in the Hispanic and Latina population in the United States with and without a history of gestational diabetes.

Cardiovascular Event Rates Vary by Kidney Failure Cause

Cardiovascular Event Rates Vary by Kidney Failure Cause

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Among US dialysis patients, cardiovascular event rates are highest in those with diabetic nephropathy and lowest among those with IgA nephropathy.

High BMI May Hurt Cardiovascular Health in Teens, Young Adults

High BMI May Hurt Cardiovascular Health in Teens, Young Adults

Using a combination of methodologies suggests higher BMI may increase blood pressure and left ventricular mass index in youth.

Better Cardiac Profiles With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age

Better Cardiac Profiles With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age

Greater light and moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity were tied to a more favorable cardiac profile in adults aged 60 to 64.

Healthy Lifestyle With Diabetes Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

Healthy Lifestyle With Diabetes Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

The benefit of adopting a healthy lifestyle was seen even after the type 2 diabetes diagnosis was made.

Walked Tied to Better Quality of Life in Those With or at Risk for CVD

Walked Tied to Better Quality of Life in Those With or at Risk for CVD

Magnitude of link between walking time and quality of life was greater in those with or at risk for CVD than in healthy individuals.

CVD Risk Independently Predicted by Poor Lifestyle Factors

CVD Risk Independently Predicted by Poor Lifestyle Factors

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High BMI, low physical activity levels, and frequent smoking and high genetic risk increased the risk for atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, hypertension, stroke, and diabetes.

ASCVD in Low-Income Families More Likely to Have High Financial Burden

ASCVD in Low-Income Families More Likely to Have High Financial Burden

High burden for many low-income families with member with ASCVD, including those with insurance.

Health Gains, Cost Savings Projected for Sodium Goals

Health Gains, Cost Savings Projected for Sodium Goals

Substantial health gains and cost savings expected with implementation of FDA sodium targets

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

According to the World Health Organization, nations are not on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goal to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease.

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