cardiology

Inconsistent Statin Guidelines Leave Many Clinicians Uncertain About Appropriate Use

Inconsistent Statin Guidelines Leave Many Clinicians Uncertain About Appropriate Use

Doctors and patients are often confused by conflicting advisories on statin use.

Men's Cardiovascular Health Shows No Benefit With Multivitamin Use

Men's Cardiovascular Health Shows No Benefit With Multivitamin Use

There was no evidence of benefit, even in men with poor nutritional status at baseline.

FOURIER Trial Reviewed: Are the Expensive PCSK9 Inhibitors Right for Your Patients?

FOURIER Trial Reviewed: Are the Expensive PCSK9 Inhibitors Right for Your Patients?

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At the current price of the drug, and lacking sufficient mortality data, treating patients for longer periods of time with expensive PCSK9 inhibitors is likely to result only in large profits for the company.

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

A new analysis finds that low consumption is linked to more lost years of healthy life.

Exercise Shown to Improve Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Prognosis

Exercise Shown to Improve Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Prognosis

"Simple interventions such as recreational exercise might hold the potential to improve disease course in the long run."

Cannabis Associated with Higher Risk for Stoke and Heart Failure

Cannabis Associated with Higher Risk for Stoke and Heart Failure

Cannabis is associated with a 26% increased risk of stroke and 10% increased risk of heart failure.

Cardiovascular Event Risks Higher in Black Patients with A-Fib

Cardiovascular Event Risks Higher in Black Patients with A-Fib

Black patients are twice as likely to suffer stroke, heart failure and death than whites with atrial fibrillation.

MRI Use with Pacemakers Possible with New Strict Protocol

MRI Use with Pacemakers Possible with New Strict Protocol

However, strict procedures need to be followed.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scores - A Marker for Early Adverse Events in Young Patients?

Coronary Artery Calcium Scores - A Marker for Early Adverse Events in Young Patients?

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More research is needed to determine the downstream effects of applying such a prediction model to the general population.

Coronary Artery Calcium in Early Adults Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Coronary Artery Calcium in Early Adults Increases Cardiovascular Risk

There was an increase in CHD and CVD events for younger participants with any CAC, even at low scores.

Electronic Cigarettes Adversely Effects Cardiac Health

Electronic Cigarettes Adversely Effects Cardiac Health

Researchers find that users are more likely to have early indicators of cardiovascular disease risk.

Intensive HTN Control in Older Patients Lowers Cardiovascular Risks

Intensive HTN Control in Older Patients Lowers Cardiovascular Risks

Intensive BP control is linked to reductions in MACE, cardiovascular mortality and heart failure.

Cardiovascular Trends in 2014 Highlighted in National Reports

Cardiovascular Trends in 2014 Highlighted in National Reports

Data from four registries shows the effectiveness of care and identifies areas with room for improvement.

Heart's Natural Rhythm Replicated with Soft Robotic Sleeve

Heart's Natural Rhythm Replicated with Soft Robotic Sleeve

The device was found to support heart function in a porcine model of acute heart failure.

Risk of A-Fib Found with Moderate, Regular Alcohol Consumption

Risk of A-Fib Found with Moderate, Regular Alcohol Consumption

The risk of atrial fibrillation increases by 8% for each daily alcoholic drink.

Subclinical Myocardial Injury Associated with Erectile Dysfunction

Subclinical Myocardial Injury Associated with Erectile Dysfunction

These findings were based on association between erectile dysfunction and levels of circulating cardiac troponin I.

Heart Function Affected by Sleep Deprivation

Heart Function Affected by Sleep Deprivation

This study finds that lack of sleep affects blood pressure and heart rate in healthy individuals.

Younger Smokers Show Highest Increase in Acute STEMI Risk

Younger Smokers Show Highest Increase in Acute STEMI Risk

There was more than an eight-fold increase in acute STEMI risk for those aged less than 50 years.

TAVR Associated With Global Improvement in Cognitive Status

TAVR Associated With Global Improvement in Cognitive Status

There were more pronounced improvements in patients with a baseline cognitive impairment.

Navigating the Unknown in The World of Lipid Management - Where are We Now?

Navigating the Unknown in The World of Lipid Management - Where are We Now?

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Important questions regarding the prevention of CAD remain unanswered.

Heart Disease Continues to Be Leading Cause of Death

Heart Disease Continues to Be Leading Cause of Death

Cancer was next most likely cause of death, followed by stroke and chronic lower respiratory diseases.

Rising Hospitalizations for Heart Failure Seen in the United States

Rising Hospitalizations for Heart Failure Seen in the United States

However, studies show that the length of stay and mortality are actually decreasing.

Anxiety Associated with Higher Risk of Ischemic Heart Disease

Anxiety Associated with Higher Risk of Ischemic Heart Disease

This study finds that health anxiety takes a toll on an individual's cardiovascular health.

Poorer Outcomes for Women with ACS During 36 Months After Discharge

Poorer Outcomes for Women with ACS During 36 Months After Discharge

There was a higher incidence of composite end point for women during 36 months after acute coronary syndrome.

Incidence of Statin-Associated T2DM Relatively Low in General Population

Incidence of Statin-Associated T2DM Relatively Low in General Population

This study finds that the diabetogenic impact of statins increases as fasting plasma glucose, triglycerides and BMI increases.

Air Pollution Shown to Damage Even Young Blood Vessels

Air Pollution Shown to Damage Even Young Blood Vessels

This Utah study suggests that the elderly and ill aren't the only ones harmed by poor air quality.

Quality Care for Heart Failure Similar in Both Teaching and Non-Teaching Hospitals

Quality Care for Heart Failure Similar in Both Teaching and Non-Teaching Hospitals

GWTG-HF shows similar adherence to performance measures in treating heart failure at teaching and non-teaching hospitals.

Anticoagulation May Not Always Be Needed in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Anticoagulation May Not Always Be Needed in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

This study has observed that if atrial fibrillation episodes are brief, the risk of stroke is low.

AHA Warns About Statin Drug Interactions With Various CVD Medications

AHA Warns About Statin Drug Interactions With Various CVD Medications

According to the AHA, lovastatin, simvastatin and pravastatin should not be used with gemfibrozil.

New Method Developed to Identify QT Interval-Prolonging Drug-Drug Interactions

New Method Developed to Identify QT Interval-Prolonging Drug-Drug Interactions

Study shows that patients taking ceftriaxone and lansoprazole have significantly longer QTc intervals.

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