Tag Archive: cardiovascular disease

May 19

Two observational studies, both published in the journal Heart,

Two observational studies, both published in the journal Heart, have put forward a J–shaped curve for the dose–response effects of intense physical activity and have revealed that though exercise is good for the heart, too much of exercise could be bad for healthy adults and patients with cardiovascular disease. Daily strenuous exercise was associated with …

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Apr 03

New UK CV prevention recommendations take the longer view

New UK CV prevention recommendations take the longer view: Cardiovascular–disease prevention efforts should extend to people with low short–term risk but high lifetime risk of cardiovascular events, according to new CV prevention recommendations by the Joint British Societies. The Joint British Societies’ Consensus Recommendations for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (JBS3) is particularly important in …

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Mar 27

The recently released Joint British Societies’ Consensus Recommendations for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (JBS3)

The recently released Joint British Societies’ Consensus Recommendations for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (JBS3) and published in the journal Heart recommend that cardiovascular disease prevention efforts should certainly be extended to people with low short–term risk but high lifetime risk of cardiovascular events. The recommendations also stress upon initiation of statin therapy in individuals …

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Feb 23

One–year mortality in MI patients is significantly higher in those with underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

One–year mortality in MI patients is significantly higher in those with underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than in patients with no underlying lung disease, data from a large Swedish registry show. Strikingly, however, this increased risk falls substantially in analyses that controlled for both comorbidities and treatment patterns, pointing to significant undertreatment of cardiovascular …

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Feb 09

Two new studies provided support for depression as a treatable cause of coronary heart disease

Two new studies provided support for depression as a treatable cause of coronary heart disease. The first, reported online in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, which relied on repeat measures of depressive symptoms over 2 decades of follow–up, demonstrated dose–response relationships between depression and both coronary death and nonfatal myocardial infarction, but not stroke. …

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Jan 24

Patients were classified as high, intermediate, or low risk for cardiovascular disease.

A screening approach that selectively uses laboratory-based cholesterol testing to assess cardiovascular risk is able to identify patients at risk for cardiovascular disease to a similar extent as a widely used risk model. The multistage primary cardiovascular disease screening approach, in which only patients first identified as at intermediate risk of cardiovascular events are sent …

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