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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

Cardiology Today, September 2016
The medical community has long recognized the strong relationship between CVD and diabetes. Compounding concerns over…
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VIDEO: PEGASUS-TIMI 54 analysis shows reduced risk for MACE in patients with diabetes

April 7, 2016
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Researchers identify contrasting associations between major lipid subfractions and risk for CAD, diabetes

August 5, 2016
A recent study published in JAMA Cardiology found that increased LDL, HDL and triglyceride levels are associated with lower diabetes risk, while…

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Liraglutide does not improve clinical stability after hospitalization for HFrEF

August 4, 2016
Use of the diabetes drug liraglutide among patients recently hospitalized with HF with reduced ejection fraction did not improve post-hospitalization…

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Higher BMI associated with onset of diabetes, not increased risk of MI, death

August 4, 2016
Interventions to decrease obesity may be more useful in reducing diabetes risk compared with risk of death for cardiovascular disease, according to…

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Tree nut consumption linked to lower inflammatory biomarkers

August 4, 2016
Higher intake of tree nuts is associated with lower levels of the inflammatory biomarkers C-reactive protein and interleukin 6, according to new…

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VIDEO: EMPA-REG, LEADER trial results produce ‘exciting time’ for diabetes care

July 29, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — The results of the EMPA-REG Outcome study and the LEADER trial have expanded physicians’ armamentariums to be able to…

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Adults with congenital heart disease at elevated risk for type 2 diabetes

July 21, 2016
Patients older than 30 years with congenital heart disease, particularly cyanotic congenital heart disease, have increased risk for developing type 2…

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Risk for CV outcomes, all-cause death varies by DPP-IV, TZD use

July 19, 2016
In patients with type 2 diabetes, risk for cardiovascular disease, heart failure and all-cause mortality varies by diabetes drug classes, alone and…

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INTERSTROKE: Modifiable risk factors may explain nine of 10 acute strokes

July 18, 2016
Ten modifiable risk factors, most importantly hypertension, account for approximately 90% of acute strokes worldwide, according to the INTERSTROKE…

Butter consumption does not increase risk of death, chronic diseases

July 15, 2016
Researchers have found that the consumption of butter does not necessarily lead to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and mortality, compared with…

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Arterial revascularization benefits patients with diabetes undergoing CABG

July 15, 2016
CABG with total arterial revascularization conferred better long-term mortality in patients with diabetes than conventional CABG, researchers…

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