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CV events decreased in US since 2005; decline more pronounced in certain populations

August 28, 2015

Although major CV events and all-cause mortality rates in the United States decreased significantly between 2005 and 2011 among adults with diabetes, history of CVD or both, event and mortality rates among low-risk adults with no history of CV conditions decreased much less or not at all, according to recent findings.

The degree of decline in event rate also varied with age, sex and race/ethnicity, the researchers wrote.

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Atrial fibrillation/flutter rare, increases complication risk in pregnant women with heart disease

August 28, 2015
Atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation occurred infrequently in a large prospective registry of pregnant women with structural heart disease, but was associated with…
FDA News

FDA approves evolocumab as LDL-lowering therapy in certain patients

August 27, 2015
The FDA has approved evolocumab, a PCSK9 inhibitor, for lowering LDL in adults with heterozygous or homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or clinical atherosclerotic…
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Overall global health improving, years lived with disability rising

August 27, 2015
Around the world, the average life expectancy increased by more than 6 years between 1990 and 2013; however, individuals are spending more years than ever living with…
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The Patient With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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VIDEO: Lynne T. Braun, PhD, discusses strategies for improving medication adherence

VIDEO: Lynne T. Braun, PhD, discusses strategies for improving medication adherence

June 17, 2015
CHICAGO — Lynne T. Braun, PhD, CNP, CLS, FNLA, professor of nursing at Rush University Medical Center in…
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Best of Lipid Forum III

Best of Lipid Forum III

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Appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain a challenge for practitioners struggling to reduce residual risk…
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In the Journals

CV events decreased in US since 2005; decline more pronounced in certain populations

August 28, 2015
Although major CV events and all-cause mortality rates in the United States decreased significantly between 2005 and 2011 among adults with diabetes…
In the Journals

Atrial fibrillation/flutter rare, increases complication risk in pregnant women with heart disease

August 28, 2015
Atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation occurred infrequently in a large prospective registry of pregnant women with structural heart disease, but was…
FDA News

FDA approves evolocumab as LDL-lowering therapy in certain patients

August 27, 2015
The FDA has approved evolocumab, a PCSK9 inhibitor, for lowering LDL in adults with heterozygous or homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or…
In the Journals

Overall global health improving, years lived with disability rising

August 27, 2015
Around the world, the average life expectancy increased by more than 6 years between 1990 and 2013; however, individuals are spending more years than…
In the Journals

Quitting smoking before, after acute MI improved angina risk, quality of life

August 25, 2015
Patients who smoked before and after an acute MI had increased risk for angina and poorer health-related quality of life than those who had never…
Viola Vaccarino, MD, PhD In the Journals

CHD-related mortality declining overall, relatively unchanged among young patients, women

August 24, 2015
Although deaths related to CHD have declined sharply in the United States since 1979, the decrease is most pronounced among older patients; the…
In the Journals

Statin use increasingly common among very elderly patients

August 24, 2015
From 1999 to 2012, statin use among patients aged over 79 years was increasingly common, despite a lack of data from randomized trials supporting…
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Angina burden after MI similar between patients with, without obstructive CAD

August 21, 2015
Patients without obstructive CAD after an MI had similar angina burden to those with obstructive CAD in an analysis published in European Heart
Cardiology Today May 2015 Cover Story

CVD prevention, treatment challenging as patients with HIV and HCV live longer

Cardiology Today, May 2015
Due to successful treatment options, people with HIV and hepatitis C virus are living longer than before. However, these patients are at greater risk…
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Organic compound produced by intestinal bacteria linked to atherosclerosis, mortality

August 20, 2015
Trimethylamine-N-oxide, an organic compound produced by intestinal bacteria, was associated with coronary atherosclerosis burden and mortality among…
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