Tag Archive: cardiovascular disease

Jul 03

Family history biggest predictor of cardiac events in people with psoriasis

People with psoriasis are more likely to suffer myocardial infarction and stroke when they have a family history of cardiovascular problems, says a new Danish study reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, online June 7. And, psoriasis was not found to be associated with a higher risk of MI or stroke …

Continue reading »

Jul 01

FDA Advisory Committee narrowly okay empagliflozin cardiovascular mortality claim

The Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 12-11 on June 28 that the data in the EMPA-REG OUTCOME study provided substantial evidence to establish that empagliflozin, sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2), reduced cardiovascular mortality in the population studied, those with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease.

Apr 27

High intake of sugar-sweetened carbonated beverages associated with increased CAC

A study of more than 22,000 adults in South Korea without a history of cardiovascular disease, cancer, or diabetes showed that those who consumed five or more regular soft drinks per week had a higher prevalence and degree of coronary artery calcium (CAC) (published online April 16, 2016, American Heart Journal)

Sep 23

People with end-stage kidney disease who receive chronic dialysis have high rates of cardiovascular disease

People with end-stage kidney disease who receive chronic dialysis have high rates of cardiovascular disease and death from cardiovascular disease. However, a new study suggests that in-hospital nocturnal dialysis may be good for patients’ hearts as well as their kidneys. The findings are published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

Sep 17

Updated guidelines issued by the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend daily low-dose aspirin for the prevention of heart attack and stroke

Updated guidelines issued by the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend daily low-dose aspirin for the prevention of heart attack and stroke among adults aged 50-59 who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease.

Aug 31

Focus should shift from calorie counting to promoting the nutritional value of foods to substantially cut illness and death from cardiovascular disease

Focus should shift from calorie counting to promoting the nutritional value of foods to substantially cut illness and death from cardiovascular disease and curb the rising tide of obesity, suggest experts in an editorial published in the online journal Open Heart.

Aug 17

Mild hyponatremia, even within the normal sodium range, as well as hypernatremia are both associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Mild hyponatremia, even within the normal sodium range, as well as hypernatremia are both associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in older men with no history of coronary heart disease, heart failure, or stroke, suggests the British Regional Heart Study published online in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.

Feb 09

About one in three adults would risk losing time off the end of their lives to avoid taking a daily pill to prevent cardiovascular disease

About one in three adults would risk losing time off the end of their lives to avoid taking a daily pill to prevent cardiovascular disease, suggests a survey of individuals professionally recruited for such a study. The sample included a mix of people, more than half of them women, some of whom were taking daily …

Continue reading »

Feb 08

A large meta-analysis involving more than 200,000 participants has found that women with type 1 diabetes have more than twice the risk of dying from heart disease compared with men who have the condition. In the new study, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology

A large meta-analysis involving more than 200,000 participants has found that women with type 1 diabetes have more than twice the risk of dying from heart disease compared with men who have the condition. In the new study, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, researchers from the School of Public Health at The University …

Continue reading »

Feb 02

Younger adults with elevated systolic blood pressure have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease

Younger adults with elevated systolic blood pressure have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease than those with normal blood pressure, suggests a large long-term study of younger adults published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The risk was higher for women.