Cardiovascular Disease

Occupational Metal, Pesticide Exposure May Be Associated With Increased CVD Risk

Occupational Metal, Pesticide Exposure May Be Associated With Increased CVD Risk

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Occupational exposure to metals and pesticides may drive and increase the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Artificial Intelligence-Enabled ECG May Screen for Asymptomatic LV Dysfunction

Artificial Intelligence-Enabled ECG May Screen for Asymptomatic LV Dysfunction

Artificial intelligence can identify asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction using results from a routine electrocardiogram.

Income Volatility Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Income Volatility Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Income volatility and drops in income during formative earning years are associated with an increased risk for CVD and all-cause mortality.

Population Health Data May Help Clinicians Identify Patients at Risk for CVD

Population Health Data May Help Clinicians Identify Patients at Risk for CVD

Population-level data can help medical practitioners use electronic health records to identify patients at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Sustained Improvements in CVD Risk With Intensive T2D Intervention

Sustained Improvements in CVD Risk With Intensive T2D Intervention

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Intensive multifactorial interventions that are implemented in a multi-ethnic population with type 2 diabetes led to sustained improvements in a model of cardiovascular disease outcomes.

Do Second-Line Antidiabetic Medications Reduce CV Event Risk in Type 2 Diabetes?

Do Second-Line Antidiabetic Medications Reduce CV Event Risk in Type 2 Diabetes?

Cardiovascular risk increased with sulfonylureas and basal insulin versus newer classes of ADM in type 2 diabetes.

Discharge Day Not a Significant Factor for Readmission After Cardiac Surgery

Discharge Day Not a Significant Factor for Readmission After Cardiac Surgery

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Weekend discharge did not increase rates of hospital readmission after cardiac surgery in this study cohort.

Parity May Be Related to Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women

Parity May Be Related to Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women

Parity is associated with cardiovascular disease risk, with a nonlinear J-shaped dose-response relationship observed.

Is Educational Attainment Linked to CV Risk Factors in Hispanic Individuals?

Is Educational Attainment Linked to CV Risk Factors in Hispanic Individuals?

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Hispanic and non-Hispanic white men and women with high educational attainment had similar ASCVD risk.

Occupational Exposure to Metals, Pesticides Tied to CVD in Hispanics

Occupational Exposure to Metals, Pesticides Tied to CVD in Hispanics

Occupational exposures to pesticides and metals are associated with an increased prevalence of CVD among Hispanics/Latinos.

Nocturnal Hypoxemia May Increase CV Events in Women With Suspected OSA

Nocturnal Hypoxemia May Increase CV Events in Women With Suspected OSA

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Nocturnal hypoxemia, along with COPD, increased the risk for cardiovascular events and mortality in female patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea.

Pictorial Presentation of Silent Atherosclerosis May Reduce CVD Risk

Pictorial Presentation of Silent Atherosclerosis May Reduce CVD Risk

Pictorial presentation of silent atherosclerosis contributes to the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

J-Shaped Association for Daily Sleep Duration, CV Events, and Mortality

J-Shaped Association for Daily Sleep Duration, CV Events, and Mortality

There is a J-shaped association for total daily sleep duration with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events.

Elevated Troponin Levels Found in Marathon Runners After Endurance Competitions

Elevated Troponin Levels Found in Marathon Runners After Endurance Competitions

Running a marathon can increase cardiac strain in amateur runners.

ACC: Smoking Cessation Expert Decision Pathway Emphasizes Team-Based Support

ACC: Smoking Cessation Expert Decision Pathway Emphasizes Team-Based Support

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The ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway provides guidance to clinicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease who are also smokers.

Intervention Reduces CVD Risk in Older Adults With Metabolic Syndrome

Intervention Reduces CVD Risk in Older Adults With Metabolic Syndrome

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A 12-month intensive lifestyle intervention including an energy-restricted Mediterranean diet, increased physical activity, and behavioral support for overweight/obese patients was found to be beneficial in decreasing adiposity and cardiovascular events.

Left Atrial Enlargement Linked to Vascular Brain Injury

Left Atrial Enlargement Linked to Vascular Brain Injury

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Investigators examine the association between LAD and vascular brain injury on brain MRI.

Certain SGLT2 Inhibitors Significantly Decreased ASCVD Risk in T2D

Certain SGLT2 Inhibitors Significantly Decreased ASCVD Risk in T2D

Certain SGLT2 inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists demonstrate significant cardiovascular benefits.

Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Reduced Atherosclerosis in Women

Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Reduced Atherosclerosis in Women

A healthy lifestyle during midlife is associated with less subclinical atherosclerosis among women.

Ezetimibe Plus Statin Therapy Reduces Ischemic Risk in Polyvascular Disease, T2D

Ezetimibe Plus Statin Therapy Reduces Ischemic Risk in Polyvascular Disease, T2D

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The addition of ezetimibe to simvastatin reduced ischemic risk compared with placebo, with consistent relative risk reductions in patients with and without polyvascular disease.

Serum Vitamin D Levels Linked to Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Serum Vitamin D Levels Linked to Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Serum vitamin D levels are associated with cardiorespiratory fitness.

ACC Releases Consensus Decision Pathway for CVD Risk Reduction in T2D and ASCVD

ACC Releases Consensus Decision Pathway for CVD Risk Reduction in T2D and ASCVD

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The American College of Cardiology published an expert consensus statement regarding decision considerations for novel cardiovascular risk reduction therapies in patients with type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Noninferior CV Outcomes for Linagliptin in T2D With High CV, Renal Risk

Noninferior CV Outcomes for Linagliptin in T2D With High CV, Renal Risk

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Linagliptin added to usual care compared with placebo added to usual care resulted in a noninferior risk for a composite cardiovascular or renal outcome over a median 2.2 years.

HbA1c Variability in General Population Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Events, All-Cause Mortality

HbA1c Variability in General Population Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Events, All-Cause Mortality

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People who do not have diabetes or cardiovascular disease but have high hemoglobin A1c variability tend to be at greater risk for major adverse cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality.

ACA Implementation Decreased Rates of Therapy Nonadherence in Stroke Survivors

ACA Implementation Decreased Rates of Therapy Nonadherence in Stroke Survivors

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A review of data recorded in the National Health Interview Survey showed that cost-related nonadherence with medication decreased in stroke survivors following the implementation of the ACA.

Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis May Increase Risk for Arterial Cardiovascular Events

Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis May Increase Risk for Arterial Cardiovascular Events

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Patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis may be at an increased risk for bleeding and arterial cardiovascular events for years after diagnosis.

CVD May Be Associated With Neuronal Loss in Treated HIV+ Patients

CVD May Be Associated With Neuronal Loss in Treated HIV+ Patients

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PLWHIV who have received treatment had lower whole-brain standardized uptake values compared to healthy controls with risk for CVD as the best predictor.

Changes in MetS Severity During Treatment Reflects Altered CVD Risk

Changes in MetS Severity During Treatment Reflects Altered CVD Risk

For patients with prediabetes who are randomly assigned to interventions, changes in risk indicators of metabolic syndrome (MetS) severity are associated with the risk for T2DM.

Differences in Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Noted Between Races

Differences in Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Noted Between Races

Sudden cardiac death rates are significantly higher among black adults than white adults without a history of cardiovascular disease.

Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Lower Cardiovascular Event Incidence

Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Lower Cardiovascular Event Incidence

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Vitamin D supplementation did not lower the incidence of cancer or cardiovascular events compared with placebo.

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