The American Heart Association provided updated guidelines for the routine assessment of physical activity for healthcare systems and providers as a way to prevent future health complications.
Statins have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, which could reduce exacerbations of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Major adverse cardiovascular events were not reduced in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing planned percutaneous coronary intervention when given 2 loading doses of atorvastatin.
Biologic therapies for psoriasis may have an impact on cardiovascular parameters, potentially resulting in the occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events.
Further studies are needed to assess whether beta-blockers are effective in reducing mortality and coronary events in patients with diabetes receiving optimal medical treatment.
A 55-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease reports having some mild chest pain.
The American Heart Association has released a scientific statement examining the relationship between cardiovascular disease and breast cancer.
Metabolic syndrome was also associated with higher alanine aminotransferase levels longitudinally.
Possible correlation also seen for nut consumption with reduced risk for heart failure, myocardial infarction, and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Non-Hispanic black male barber patrons prescribed antihypertensive therapy with barber encouragement along with lifestyle modification experienced greater reductions in blood pressures compared with those who received lifestyle modification advice alone.
Solid fuel use for cooking and heating was associated with increased risk for cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.
Trends from 1988 to 2014 data suggest that for US adults, cardiovascular health has worsened, and health disparities in race/ethnicity and nativity continue to exist.
Complete reversal was seen within 4 hours in the majority of patients, as measured by ecarin clotting time (ECT 82%) or diluted thrombin time (dTT 99%). In addition, there was a low late of thrombotic events and no new safety events were reported.
Current smoking linked to higher mean left ventricular mass index and lower mean left ventricular circumferential strain.
The 1-hour test is as effective as the 2-hour test in its predictive ability
While smartphone app use led to increased medication adherence, corresponding drops in systolic blood pressure were not seen.
Women are less likely than men to fill a high-intensity statin prescription following hospitalization for myocardial infarction.
Individuals with an evening preference had a higher risk for mortality and metabolic dysfunction.
High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and hearing problems were more common in workers exposed to loud noise.
No reduction in cardiovascular disease risk was seen with an achieved systolic blood pressure <120 mm Hg vs <130 or <140 mm Hg.
There was an increased risk for all-cause cardiovascular and cerebrovascular emergency department visits, especially in individuals older than 65.
After a median 20 years of follow-up, heart failure not associated with cancer incidence.
For each standard deviation increment in baseline level of fitness, the odds of developing gestational diabetes were 21% lower.
Despite the overall decreases in cardiovascular risk, metabolic risk, measured by obesity and hemoglobin A1c, increased over time.
Researchers examined whether menopausal symptoms, quality of life, and depression are related to arterial stiffness, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Patients with type 2 diabetes at risk for heart failure are particularly likely to benefit from treatment with canagliflozin.
Compared with standard care, noninvasive coronary artery disease screening reduced cardiac events by 27% in individuals with asymptomatic diabetes. Results justify larger, appropriately powered trials to potentially revisit current recommendations.
However, childhood BMI not independently associated with risk for heart failure.
Preferences indicated people would rather take daily pill or tea to prolong life rather than exercise.
New Class 1 recommendations involve the referral of inpatients and outpatients to cardiac rehabilitation programs that include exercise training.
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