Prevention

Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies May Increase Vaccination Coverage

Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies May Increase Vaccination Coverage

Administering influenza vaccines through pharmacies in addition to traditional locations can increase vaccination coverage in the event of an epidemic.

Roughly Three-Quarters of Health Care Personnel Received Flu Shot Last Year

Roughly Three-Quarters of Health Care Personnel Received Flu Shot Last Year

Overall, 78.4% of health care workers reported having received an influenza vaccination during the 2017-18 season

Preventable CV Events: A Considerable Economic Burden in the United State

Preventable CV Events: A Considerable Economic Burden in the United State

Preventable cardiovascular events place a considerable health and economic burden on the United States.

Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

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Wide variations in influenza vaccine coverage have been noted across healthcare personnel based on occupation and worksite.

Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator May Not Decrease Risk for Post-MI Arrhythmic Death

Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator May Not Decrease Risk for Post-MI Arrhythmic Death

Wearing a cardioverter-defibrillator does not reduce arrhythmic death in patients with acute myocardial infarction and an ejection fraction of 35% or less.

Cardiovascular Risks Associated With Diclofenac Initiation

Cardiovascular Risks Associated With Diclofenac Initiation

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Patients initiating diclofenac may have an increased risk for cardiovascular events compared with individuals using paracetamol, other traditional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or those not taking NSAIDs.

Strategies to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Yield Mixed Results

Strategies to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Yield Mixed Results

CVD risk factors remain prevalent despite known, proven strategies to reduce risk.

Bipolar Disorder and the Cardiovascular System

Bipolar Disorder and the Cardiovascular System

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

Lorcaserin: Sustained Weight Loss Without Increased CV Events in High-Risk Obesity

Lorcaserin: Sustained Weight Loss Without Increased CV Events in High-Risk Obesity

Lorcaserin facilitates sustained weight loss without increasing the rate of major cardiovascular events among overweight or obese patients.

Many Countries Failing to Meet Non-Communicable Disease Targets

Many Countries Failing to Meet Non-Communicable Disease Targets

Many countries are falling short on targets to reduce mortality from non-communicable diseases.

Abacavir Linked to Increased CVD Risk Among Individuals With HIV

Abacavir Linked to Increased CVD Risk Among Individuals With HIV

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Exposure to abacavir is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease in individuals infected with HIV.

Optimization of cardiovascular health metrics associated with better cerebrovascular structure and function in young adults

In this cross-sectional study, young adults with a greater number of modifiable cardiovascular (CV) risk factors at recommended levels was associated with higher cerebral vessel density and caliber and higher cerebral blood flow.

Genetic Testing Recommended for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Genetic Testing Recommended for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Genetic testing should become the standard of care for patients with definite or probable familial hypercholesterolemia.

Is There a Benefit to Extended Thromboprophylaxis With Rivaroxaban After Discharge?

Is There a Benefit to Extended Thromboprophylaxis With Rivaroxaban After Discharge?

Rivaroxaban does not lower risk of symptomatic venous thromboembolism and related death in medical patients after hospital discharge, compared to placebo.

FDA Publishes Final Guidance on Heparin-Containing Devices

FDA Publishes Final Guidance on Heparin-Containing Devices

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The intent of the document is to help reduce heparin product overdose errors caused by misinterpretation of the drug strength displayed in the labeling.

Cardiac Changes Linked With Specific ARVs in Perinatally Acquired HIV

Cardiac Changes Linked With Specific ARVs in Perinatally Acquired HIV

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Individual antiretroviral medications have been linked with changes in cardiac structure in youths with perinatally acquired HIV.

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

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

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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.

Algorithm Can Discriminate CVD Risk Across Range of Health Profiles

Algorithm Can Discriminate CVD Risk Across Range of Health Profiles

The Cardiovascular Disease Population Risk Tool algorithm, which includes 12 variables, can discriminate cardiovascular disease risk.

FDA to Review Praluent as Potential Treatment for MACE Risk Reduction

FDA to Review Praluent as Potential Treatment for MACE Risk Reduction

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The sBLA is supported by data from the Phase 3 ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial which included 18,924 patients who had experienced an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the previous 12 months.

FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation to Bloodless Hyperkalemia Test

FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation to Bloodless Hyperkalemia Test

The KardiaK Platform works through a deep neural network trained to detect hyperkalemia based on data from electrocardiograms (ECG) similar to those captured by the Company's KardiaMobile and KardiaBand devices.

Biologic Use Linked to Reduced Cardiovascular Risk in Inflammatory Arthritis

Biologic Use Linked to Reduced Cardiovascular Risk in Inflammatory Arthritis

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Current biologic use was associated with a reduction in major cardiovascular events in patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Exposure to Toxic Metals May Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Exposure to Toxic Metals May Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease with exposure to arsenic, lead, cadmium, and copper.

Higher Aldosterone Levels Tied to Incident Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Higher Aldosterone Levels Tied to Incident Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Racial/ethnic differences were seen in the association of aldosterone with incident type 2 diabetes.

Tiotropium Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Risk in COPD

Tiotropium Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Risk in COPD

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Cardiovascular risk within 30 days of therapy start was approximately 2-fold higher with the incident use of tiotropium in COPD.

Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old

Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old

No benefit in healthy elderly patients; the protective effect is limited to those with type 2 diabetes aged 75 to 84 years.

Cardiovascular Health Risks Identified With Diclofenac Use

Cardiovascular Health Risks Identified With Diclofenac Use

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To investigate the cardiovascular risks associated with diclofenac, researchers conducted a series of cohort studies mimicking the design criteria of a clinical trial.

Cardiovascular Disease Google Searches Peak in Winter

Cardiovascular Disease Google Searches Peak in Winter

Seasonal patterns of relative search volumes were seen for queries relating to cardiovascular disease.

High and Low Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increased Mortality

High and Low Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increased Mortality

Increase in mortality when carbohydrates were exchanged for animal-derived fat or protein.

Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Calcification in Seniors Identified

Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Calcification in Seniors Identified

Hippocampal calcifications were associated with diabetes and smoking in patients visiting a memory clinic.

Partial Oral Antibiotics Noninferior to Continuous IV in Left-Sided Endocarditis

Partial Oral Antibiotics Noninferior to Continuous IV in Left-Sided Endocarditis

Changing to oral antibiotics was noninferior to continued intravenous antibiotic treatment in left-sided endocarditis.

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