Tag Archive: cardiovascular

Aug 15

The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE)

The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study revealed that the risk of death or major cardiovascular events over 3.7–years of follow–up was lowest for people with a moderate sodium urinary excretion (a surrogate for estimated dietary sodium intake) of 3.00 to 5.99 g/day. The study is published in the August 14 issue of the New …

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Jul 10

According to an analysis of nonsteroidal anti–inflammatory drug (NSAID) use among participants in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI),

According to an analysis of nonsteroidal anti–inflammatory drug (NSAID) use among participants in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), naproxen entails more cardiovascular risk than ibuprofen. The analysis was published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Apr 29

A significant percentage of patients who can gain the most from taking statins are least willing to take them

A significant percentage of patients who can gain the most from taking statins are least willing to take them, even when they know it will add years to their lives, reports a recent analysis published online in Circulation. The issue could be resolved with the use of a tool for shared decision making in cardiovascular …

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Apr 24

In patients with type 2 diabetes and a history of or high risk for cardiovascular disease

In patients with type 2 diabetes and a history of or high risk for cardiovascular disease, arrhythmias occur more frequently during periods of hypoglycemia, reports a study published in May issue of Diabetes. The study authors noted that bradycardia was eight–fold higher during nocturnal hypoglycemia episodes compared to normal glucose periods and atrial ectopic activity …

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