Cardiovascular Disease

A 67-Year-Old Man With Shortness of Breath After the Sonoma-Napa Wildfires

A 67-Year-Old Man With Shortness of Breath After the Sonoma-Napa Wildfires

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A 67-year-old man presents with shortness of breath since the Sonoma-Napa wildfires but otherwise feels well.

After Cardiovascular Event, Depression Symptoms Increase Mortality Risk

After Cardiovascular Event, Depression Symptoms Increase Mortality Risk

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Positive emotions and low levels of depression after a CVD event are associated with low risk for mortality.

Long-Term Cardiovascular Benefits Associated With Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors

Long-Term Cardiovascular Benefits Associated With Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors

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Use of sodium-glucose cotransporter inhibitors resulted in significant reductions in hemoglobin A1c, fasting blood glucose, and body weight.

CVD Risk Attenuated With Greater Cardiorespiratory Fitness

CVD Risk Attenuated With Greater Cardiorespiratory Fitness

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Increasing coronary artery calcium correlated with increased CVD events, whereas increasing cardiorespiratory fitness tended to correlate with decreased CVD events.

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Diabetes

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Diabetes

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes treated with abatacept may have a lower risk for myocardial infarction, stroke/transient ischemic attack, and coronary revascularization compared with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors.

Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Effectively Tracked With New Test

Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Effectively Tracked With New Test

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Aegis Sciences announced the launch of KardiAssure, a first-of-its-kind urinalysis to help healthcare providers track cardiovascular medication adherence in their patients.

Stroke, Other CV Risks, Increased With Migraine

Stroke, Other CV Risks, Increased With Migraine

Migraine was associated with elevated risks of myocardial infarction, stroke (ischemic and hemorrhagic), venous thromboembolism, and atrial fibrillation or flutter.

​Cardiovascular Risks Reduced With Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors

​Cardiovascular Risks Reduced With Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors

Supervised aerobic and resistance exercise may improve metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese survivors of breast cancer.

Cardiovascular Adverse Effects of Marijuana: More Research Needed

Cardiovascular Adverse Effects of Marijuana: More Research Needed

The evidence examining associations between marijuana use and cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes is limited.

Broader statin use more likely to prevent cardiovascular events

High levels of agreement between statin eligibility found between several guidelines included in this study. Statins remain an important therapy to help reduce the number of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events.

Deportation Worry Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

Deportation Worry Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

Worry about deportation is significantly tied to higher levels of known cardiovascular risk factors.

NSAIDs and Cardiovascular Risk in Arthritis

NSAIDs and Cardiovascular Risk in Arthritis

The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with arthritis may pose a significant cardiovascular risk.

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.

Expanded Use of TIMI Risk Score for CV Event Prediction in Diabetes

Expanded Use of TIMI Risk Score for CV Event Prediction in Diabetes

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The expanded use of TIMI Risk Score for Secondary Prevention in patients with T2D may be helpful to predict risk for CV events accurately.

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.

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.

CVD, Mortality May Be Affected by Visit-to-Visit Fasting Plasma Glucose Variability

CVD, Mortality May Be Affected by Visit-to-Visit Fasting Plasma Glucose Variability

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Patients with visit-to-visit variability of fasting plasma glucose may have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.

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.

Severe Hypoglycemia May Serve as CV Risk Marker in Diabetes

Severe Hypoglycemia May Serve as CV Risk Marker in Diabetes

Severe hypoglycemia is associated with high absolute risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with diabetes.

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.

Cardiovascular Risks With Severe Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

Cardiovascular Risks With Severe Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

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The study investigates the correlation between hypoglycemia and the risk for all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes.

CHD, CVD Risk Lowered With Nut Consumption

CHD, CVD Risk Lowered With Nut Consumption

There is a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease linked with nut consumption.

Sleep Debt Affects Cardiovascular Health in Older Women

Sleep Debt Affects Cardiovascular Health in Older Women

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Obesity, hypertension, and circadian misalignment may all result from sleep debt.

Lower Risk for Adverse CV Outcomes With Evolocumab, With/Without Diabetes

Lower Risk for Adverse CV Outcomes With Evolocumab, With/Without Diabetes

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Evolocumab may decrease the risk for adverse cardiovascular events in patients with and without diabetes.

Sudden Death Most Common Cause of CV Death in Diabetes and Atherosclerotic CVD

Sudden Death Most Common Cause of CV Death in Diabetes and Atherosclerotic CVD

Sudden death is the most common category of cardiovascular mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic CVD.

Factors Associated With Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Spondyloarthritis Without Overt CVD

Factors Associated With Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Spondyloarthritis Without Overt CVD

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Certain factors have been associated with accelerated atherosclerosis in spondyloarthritis without overt cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Event Risk Not Increased With Liraglutide

Cardiovascular Event Risk Not Increased With Liraglutide

Liraglutide treatment for weight management is not associated with increased risk of cardiovascular event.

Cardiovascular Risk Examined in HIV-Positive Premenopausal Women

Cardiovascular Risk Examined in HIV-Positive Premenopausal Women

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Traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease are linked to a higher risk of heart disease in HIV-positive premenopausal women than HIV itself.

Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Still Key for People With RA

Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Still Key for People With RA

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Knowledge regarding the impact of various risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events is essential for the establishment of individualized risk evaluation and prevention.

Hypertension During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Future CVD

Hypertension During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Future CVD

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Women who experience gestational hypertension are at a greater risk for future hypertension and ischemic heart disease compared with women who have preeclampsia.

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