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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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Aspirin Reduces CV Event Risk in Individuals Without Cardiovascular Disease

Aspirin Reduces CV Event Risk in Individuals Without Cardiovascular Disease

The use of aspirin was associated with a lower risk for cardiovascular events in individuals without cardiovascular disease.

How Does Cardiorespiratory Fitness Affect the Risk for T2D?

How Does Cardiorespiratory Fitness Affect the Risk for T2D?

An inverse dose-dependent association exists between cardiorespiratory fitness and type 2 diabetes risk.

ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

The ACIP and CDC have approved and released 2019 recommendations for the adult immunization schedule in the US.

Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults Updated

Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults Updated

Over 1400 clinical trials and research studies were reviewed by a panel of 13 experts to develop the new guideline.

Breakthrough Therapy Granted to 15-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Breakthrough Therapy Granted to 15-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Phase 3 studies investigating safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity in both adults and children are currently underway.

Does Adjunctive Low-Dose Intracoronary Alteplase During PCI Reduce Microvascular Obstruction?

Does Adjunctive Low-Dose Intracoronary Alteplase During PCI Reduce Microvascular Obstruction?

Adjunctive low-dose intracoronary alteplase administered during primary PCI did not reduce microvascular obstruction in patients with acute STEMI.

Stethoscope Cleaning Standards May Only Partially Eliminate Bacterial Contamination

Stethoscope Cleaning Standards May Only Partially Eliminate Bacterial Contamination

In-hospital stethoscope cleaning practices may only be partially effective at eliminating bacterial DNA.

Adjunctive Cefiderocol Treats Native Aortic Valve Gram Negative Endocarditis

Adjunctive Cefiderocol Treats Native Aortic Valve Gram Negative Endocarditis

Cefiderocol, a novel siderophore cephalosporin, may be successful in patients with persistently bacteremic nosocomial native aortic valve endocarditis.

Trends in Endocarditis Incidence After Implementation of 2007 AHA Recommendations

Trends in Endocarditis Incidence After Implementation of 2007 AHA Recommendations

The 2007 AHA recommendation for antibiotic prophylaxis for only patients at high risk for infective endocarditis may result in increased incidence of the infection.

Health Experts Review and Rank Best Overall Diets for 2019

Health Experts Review and Rank Best Overall Diets for 2019

An expert panel assessed 41 diets to come up with their final results, examining the evidence behind each diet's claims, the short-term and long-term weight loss associated with the diet, how easy the diet is to follow, how well each diet conforms to current nutrition standards, and its effect on diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention.

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