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Statin use low for many patients with diabetes at risk for CVD

Statin use low for many patients with diabetes at risk for CVD
September 12, 2016

Prescriptions for statin therapy that could lower risk for MI, stroke and mortality were not written for patients with diabetes considered high risk for CVD in nearly 40% of cases, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Researchers analyzed data from 215,193 patients (582,048 encounters) aged 40 to 75 years with diabetes and no CVD from 204 cardiology practices between May 2008 and October 2013 from the PINNACLE registry. In that cohort, statins were prescribed for 61.6% of the patients.

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Coronary CTA provides valuable CAD risk stratification in patients with diabetes

September 12, 2016
Patients with diabetes with nonobstructive and obstructive CAD according to coronary CTA are at higher risk for all-cause mortality and major adverse cardiac events at 5…
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Internet, mobile devices can improve healthy lifestyle choices

September 9, 2016
According to a systematic review published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people who are prompted by cellphones and other devices are more likely to…
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Beyond safety, new diabetes drugs offer CV benefit

Cardiology Today, September 2016
The medical community has long recognized the strong relationship between CVD and diabetes. Compounding concerns over this association have been questions about the CV…
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Beyond safety, new diabetes drugs offer CV benefit

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The medical community has long recognized the strong relationship between CVD and diabetes. Compounding concerns over…
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Statin use low for many patients with diabetes at risk for CVD

September 12, 2016
Prescriptions for statin therapy that could lower risk for MI, stroke and mortality were not written for patients with diabetes considered high risk…

In the Journals

Coronary CTA provides valuable CAD risk stratification in patients with diabetes

September 12, 2016
Patients with diabetes with nonobstructive and obstructive CAD according to coronary CTA are at higher risk for all-cause mortality and major adverse…

In the Journals

Internet, mobile devices can improve healthy lifestyle choices

September 9, 2016
According to a systematic review published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people who are prompted by cellphones and other devices…

Cover Story

Beyond safety, new diabetes drugs offer CV benefit

Cardiology Today, September 2016
The medical community has long recognized the strong relationship between CVD and diabetes. Compounding concerns over this association have been…

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VIDEO: Results of LEADER trial may have ‘huge impact’ on patients with diabetes

August 26, 2016
Results of the LEADER trial demonstrated that treatment with liraglutide compared with placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes not only decreased…

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Psoriasis, type 2 diabetes have similar association with coronary artery calcium

August 25, 2016
Patients with psoriasis had an association with coronary artery calcium that was similar to patients with type 2 diabetes, according to recent study…

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Tight glycemic control benefits questionable for microvascular, macrovascular complications

August 24, 2016
Tight glycemic control confers no substantial benefit on the risk for microvascular or macrovascular complications, despite a consistent RR reduction…

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Intracoronary abciximab may improve primary PCI in patients with diabetes, STEMI

August 17, 2016
Administration of an intracoronary bolus of abciximab improved outcomes of primary PCI compared with the IV bolus in patients with diabetes and…

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AHA: ‘Sit less, move more’

August 15, 2016
Sedentary behavior, even among those who are physically active, is associated with greater risk for CVD, diabetes, impaired insulin sensitivity and…

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Metabolic syndrome provides minimal prognostic value for serious adverse events after ACS

August 6, 2016
Metabolic syndrome provides marginal prognostic value for the risk for major cardiovascular events in patients without diabetes who were recently

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