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Diabetes, depression predict poor survival, rehospitalization in patients with heart failure

August 31, 2015

Poorer survival and rehospitalization in patients with heart failure are associated with comorbid diabetes and depressive symptoms, according to recent study findings published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

Effective strategies are needed for regularly evaluating and managing comorbid conditions to improve survival and reduce hospitalization rates, researchers wrote.

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ARTS-HF: Finerenone effective, safe in patients hospitalized for worsening HF

August 31, 2015
LONDON — In patients hospitalized for worsening HF, finerenone and eplerenone yielded similar decreases in the cardiac biomarker NT-proBNP at 90 days, but…
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Depression, BP extremes may predict CV events

August 30, 2015
LONDON — The combination of depressive symptoms and very high or low BP levels may signal increased risk for CV events among patients with existing heart disease…
Jan Westerink In the Journals

HbA1c levels CV events modestly related in type 2 diabetes

August 26, 2015
A modest, but not statistically significant, relationship was found between HbA1c levels and cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes, according to recent…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses relationship between statin therapy, diabetes

VIDEO: Expert discusses relationship between statin therapy, diabetes

June 12, 2015
CHICAGO — Health care professionals should be aware of the link between statin use and increased risk for type 2…
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In the Journals

Diabetes, depression predict poor survival, rehospitalization in patients with heart failure

August 31, 2015
Poorer survival and rehospitalization in patients with heart failure are associated with comorbid diabetes and depressive symptoms, according to…
Meeting News Coverage

ARTS-HF: Finerenone effective, safe in patients hospitalized for worsening HF

August 31, 2015
LONDON — In patients hospitalized for worsening HF, finerenone and eplerenone yielded similar decreases in the cardiac biomarker NT-proBNP at…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Depression, BP extremes may predict CV events

August 30, 2015
LONDON — The combination of depressive symptoms and very high or low BP levels may signal increased risk for CV events among patients with…
Jan Westerink In the Journals

HbA1c levels CV events modestly related in type 2 diabetes

August 26, 2015
A modest, but not statistically significant, relationship was found between HbA1c levels and cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes…
Caroline Fox In the Journals

Updated guidelines address CVD prevention in adults with type 2 diabetes

August 19, 2015
The American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association recently released a revised joint scientific statement outlining best practices…
In the Journals

Trans fats, not saturated fats, linked to increased mortality, CHD risks

August 14, 2015
Trans fat intake was associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality and CHD; however, consuming saturated fats did not appear to influence…
In the Journals

Cardiac troponin T may predict CV events in diabetes, stable ischemic heart disease

August 12, 2015
Abnormal cardiac troponin T concentrations independently predicted CV death, MI or stroke in patients with diabetes and stable ischemic heart…
In the Journals

Directional atherectomy effective in patients with, without diabetes

August 12, 2015
In a subset analysis of the DEFINITIVE LE study, use of a directional atherectomy system for the treatment of peripheral artery disease yielded…
Vera Bittner In the Journals

Intensive medical therapy controls risk factors, improves outcomes in diabetes, CHD

August 11, 2015
Through protocol-guided intensive medical therapy, clinicians were able to achieve simultaneous control of multiple risk factors in patients with…
VIDEO: Tight glycemic control benefits CVD in type 2 diabetes Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Tight glycemic control benefits CVD in type 2 diabetes

August 11, 2015
NEW ORLEANS — In this video exclusive, Pat Rafferty, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, associate professor at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, discusses…
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