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Benefits of statin therapy outweigh diabetes risk

Benefits of statin therapy outweigh diabetes risk
February 20, 2017

In a commentary published in The American Journal of Medicine, experts wrote that the CV benefits of statins outweigh any diabetes-related risk they may present.

Charles H. Hennekens, MD, from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, and colleagues wrote that several studies show that the risk for diabetes from statin therapy is outweighed by the benefits in both treatment and prevention of MI and stroke.

In the Journals

DAPT, aspirin monotherapy confer similar outcomes in patients with diabetes after CABG

February 17, 2017
New data suggest that use of dual antiplatelet therapy may not be clinically warranted in patients with diabetes post-CABG. According to data published in the Journal
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Low socioeconomic status as significant a risk factor for mortality as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity

February 17, 2017
To reduce the risk of mortality, local and global health policies should include efforts to address low socioeconomic status as a contributor to poor health, according
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Diabetes increases lifetime risk for stroke in Japanese adults

February 16, 2017
In middle-aged Japanese men and women, diabetes status is associated with residual lifetime risk for stroke, according to findings from a population-based study…
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Low vitamin D level predicts CV morbidity, mortality in type 2 diabetes

January 25, 2017
Older adults with type 2 diabetes and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were more likely to experience a cardiovascular event vs. those with higher…

In the Journals

Diabetes management among Latino patients begins with language-concordant care

January 23, 2017
Although glycemic control improved among Latino diabetes patients with limited English proficiency when treated by Spanish-speaking primary care

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After PCI, diabetes linked to higher mortality only in insulin-treated patients

January 23, 2017
Among patients undergoing PCI for stable CAD or ACS, diabetic status was associated with higher mortality only in those treated with insulin…

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Pioglitazone reduces major adverse CV events in prediabetes, diabetes

January 13, 2017
In people with insulin resistance, prediabetes or diabetes, pioglitazone is associated with a decreased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events…

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High deductibles may lead to increased diabetes complications

January 13, 2017
Patients with diabetes who have low-incomes and health savings account–eligible high-deductible health plans experienced significant increases…

Q&A: American Diabetes Association's updated standards

January 13, 2017
The American Diabetes Association recently updated its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes to underscore new drug recommendations for patients…

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High-, low-deductible plans linked to higher out-of-pocket spending among chronically ill adults

January 12, 2017
Americans with chronic conditions who had high- or low-deductible health insurance plans also had higher out-of-pocket spending and more frequent

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Pharmacy CV screening may benefit patients with suspected AF

January 11, 2017
Integrated CV screening identified patients who could potentially benefit from stroke prevention therapies due to presence of atrial fibrillation…

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Parathyroid hormone associated with arterial stiffness in type 1 diabetes

January 10, 2017
In adults with type 1 diabetes, a higher level of parathyroid hormone is associated with increased arterial stiffness, a strong predictor of…

CommentaryPerspective

2016: An active, exciting year in cardiology

Cardiology Today, January 2017
Carl J. Pepine, MD, MACC
The past year has been a very active and exciting one in CVD and CV medicine. We have had major successes on several fronts. Not only was this true…

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