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Hypertension Disorders in Pregnancy: The Potential of Prophylactic Aspirin

Hypertension Disorders in Pregnancy: The Potential of Prophylactic Aspirin

To aid in the prevention of preeclampsia, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend low-dose aspirin prophylaxis in patients with 1 or more high-risk factors.

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Hypertension Disorders in Pregnancy: The Potential of Prophylactic Aspirin

Hypertension Disorders in Pregnancy: The Potential of Prophylactic Aspirin

To aid in the prevention of preeclampsia, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend low-dose aspirin prophylaxis in patients with 1 or more high-risk factors.

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.

Clinician Perspective: Examining the Link Between Antipsychotics and Diabetes

Clinician Perspective: Examining the Link Between Antipsychotics and Diabetes

Endocrinologist Kevin M. Pantalone, DO, and psychiatrist Christian Kohler, MD, discuss the risk associated with the use of antipsychotic medications in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

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.

Semaglutide May Be Useful for Treating Obesity in People Without Diabetes

Semaglutide May Be Useful for Treating Obesity in People Without Diabetes

In combination with dietary and physical activity counseling, all semaglutide doses from 0.05-0.4 mg daily were tolerated and resulted in dose-related reductions in body weight among people with obesity without diabetes.

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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Exercise Benefits for Myocardial Infarction Not Reduced by Traffic Pollutants

Exercise Benefits for Myocardial Infarction Not Reduced by Traffic Pollutants

All physical activities (sports, cycling, and gardening) except walking were associated with a significant decreased risk for myocardial infarction.

High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Adherent to Heart Failure Monitoring

High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Adherent to Heart Failure Monitoring

There is a paucity of data regarding the cardiotoxicity and the monitoring adherence habits of patients undergoing treatment with trastuzumab or anthracyclines, commonly used therapies among patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.

Which Opioids Are More Likely to Induce QT Interval Prolongation?

Which Opioids Are More Likely to Induce QT Interval Prolongation?

Studies comparing MMT to buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT) over 5-years found buprenorphine to be a safer drug for opioid maintenance treatment as it had no significant effect on QT prolongation.

Unapproved Opioid-Like Antidepressant Causes Adverse CV Events

Unapproved Opioid-Like Antidepressant Causes Adverse CV Events

While approved in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, tianeptine, an opioid receptor agonist, is an unscheduled pharmaceutical agent in the US that has been linked to serious adverse events, including death, when used for recreational purposes.

FDA Releases Guidance on Nicotine Replacement Therapy Product Development

FDA Releases Guidance on Nicotine Replacement Therapy Product Development

The FDA aims to support the development of novel inhaled nicotine replacement therapies to combat the public health crisis of tobacco use in the United States.

Silent Cardiac Impairment May Be Present in New-Onset, Drug-Naive Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Silent Cardiac Impairment May Be Present in New-Onset, Drug-Naive Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Data indicate that drug-naive new onset systemic lupus erythematosus was likely to involve silent cardiac impairment.

Independent Relationship Between CV Mortality, Oxidative DNA Damage in Type 2 Diabetes

Independent Relationship Between CV Mortality, Oxidative DNA Damage in Type 2 Diabetes

This represents the prospective study confirming an independent relationship between cardiovascular mortality and oxidative DNA damage in type 2 diabetes.

FDA: Cancer Treatment 'Alternative' May Cause Serious Heart Problems, Death

FDA: Cancer Treatment 'Alternative' May Cause Serious Heart Problems, Death

Cesium chloride is not approved by the FDA to treat cancer or any other disease.

Canagliflozin Trial for T2D With CKD Stopped Early Due to Positive Results

Canagliflozin Trial for T2D With CKD Stopped Early Due to Positive Results

A clinical trial assessing canagliflozin (Invokana; Janssen) as an addition to standard-of-care in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been stopped early after meeting its pre-specified efficacy criteria.

Improving Sleep Quality May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Bipolar Disorder

Improving Sleep Quality May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Bipolar Disorder

The relationship between circadian rhythm and sleep measures and components of metabolic syndrome in patients with bipolar disorder.

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