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Bipolar Disorder and the Cardiovascular System

Bipolar Disorder and the Cardiovascular System

Screening for cardiovascular disease risk is recommended for clinicians who manage patients with bipolar disorder.

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Bipolar Disorder and the Cardiovascular System

Bipolar Disorder and the Cardiovascular System

Screening for cardiovascular disease risk is recommended for clinicians who manage patients with bipolar disorder.

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

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

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.

Assessing the Evidence of Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Diabetes

Assessing the Evidence of Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Diabetes

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.

Managing Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Cachexia

Managing Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Cachexia

Because of the increased risk for cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the increase in fat mass caused by rheumatoid cachexia can be especially concerning.

How Many Chances Are Too Many? Treating Recurrent Infective Endocarditis in IV Drug Users

How Many Chances Are Too Many? Treating Recurrent Infective Endocarditis in IV Drug Users

How many second chances should a drug user get? As many as it takes for us — physicians, society, government, and the healthcare system — to get it right.

The Unintended Consequences of Cigarette Taxation

The Unintended Consequences of Cigarette Taxation

Although cigarette taxes were supposedly implemented to encourage smokers to quit, they can have a disproportionate effect on people of low-income status.

Breathing New Life Into COPD and Asthma Therapy With Statins

Breathing New Life Into COPD and Asthma Therapy With Statins

Statins have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, which could reduce exacerbations of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

AHA Examines CVD and Breast Cancer Relationship

AHA Examines CVD and Breast Cancer Relationship

The American Heart Association has released a scientific statement examining the relationship between cardiovascular disease and breast cancer.

The Mounting Evidence Against Electronic Cigarette Use

The Mounting Evidence Against Electronic Cigarette Use

Electronic cigarettes were once thought to be a helpful smoking cessation tool, but new evidence suggests they may be as if not more harmful than combustible cigarettes.

The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea: An Expert Interview

The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea: An Expert Interview

To examine the link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea, The Cardiology Advisor spoke with cardiologist Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA and sleep specialist Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, FAAN.

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Childhood Behavioral Interventions May Promote Adult Cardiovascular Health

Childhood Behavioral Interventions May Promote Adult Cardiovascular Health

Focusing on children for health promotion, strategies for program implementation, and gaps in research may be a successful approach for lifelong cardiovascular health.

Nocturnal Hypoxemia May Increase CV Events in Women With Suspected OSA

Nocturnal Hypoxemia May Increase CV Events in Women With Suspected OSA

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

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

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

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

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

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

USPSTF Updates Screening Recommendations for Unhealthy Alcohol Use

USPSTF Updates Screening Recommendations for Unhealthy Alcohol Use

The USPSTF recommends that primary care providers assess for unhealthy use of alcohol and offer behavioral counseling interventions in patients ≥18 years of age.

FDA: MS Drug Linked To Cases of Cervicocephalic Arterial Dissection

FDA: MS Drug Linked To Cases of Cervicocephalic Arterial Dissection

The FDA has issued a warning regarding rare cases of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and cervicocephalic arterial dissection in patients with MS shortly after receiving Lemtrada.

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

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

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

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.

Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis May Increase Risk for Arterial Cardiovascular Events

Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis May Increase Risk for Arterial Cardiovascular Events

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

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