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Stroke risk higher among adults with congenital heart disease

November 24, 2015

Adults born with a heart defect are at substantially higher risk for stroke compared with the general population, according to results published in Circulation.

Researchers also found that among those with congenital heart disease, the strongest predictors of ischemic stroke are HF, diabetes and recent MI.

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VIDEO: Extended-release aspirin provides stable antiplatelet effect

November 14, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — In this video, Paul A. Gurbel, MD, director of interventional cardiology and cardiovascular research at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute…
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Public transportation linked to lower risk of diabetes, hypertension, body fat

November 12, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — In Japan, individuals who took public transportation were 44% less likely to be overweight, 27% less likely to have elevated BP and 34% less likely…
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EMPA-REG Outcome: Empagliflozin reduces risk for HF endpoints

November 9, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Empagliflozin, an SGLT2 inhibitor, is associated with decreased risk for HF hospitalization or CV death and other HF-related endpoints, according…

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: Changing landscape of diabetes care explored at CMHC 2015

October 24, 2015
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Navigating a New Era of Personalized Type 2 Diabetes Care: Taking the Road Less Traveled

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In the United States, over 29 million people have diabetes, of which approximately 95% of cases are type 2 diabetes…
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Intensive lifestyle intervention fails to prevent AF onset in diabetes, overweight/obesity

September 23, 2015
An intensive lifestyle intervention was no better than usual care in preventing incidence of atrial fibrillation among patients with diabetes and…
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Jardiance reduces risk for CV death, all-cause mortality in adults with type 2 diabetes and CVD history

September 17, 2015
The SGLT2 inhibitor Jardiance significantly reduced the risk for cardiovascular death and all-cause mortality in adults with type 2 diabetes and an…
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Prolonged post-PCI DAPT may reduce late mortality in some patients with diabetes

September 17, 2015
Prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy improved late mortality outcomes in certain patients with diabetes who were treated with drug-eluting stents…

The Patient With Severe Hypertriglyceridemia

September 15, 2015 Expires: 9/15/2016
Elevated serum triglycerides are a highly prevalent yet modifiable risk factor for atherosclerotic disease and its complications, including coronary…
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Brief, high-intensity exercises improve heart function, diabetes control

September 10, 2015
Short periods of intense physical activity, in between periods of low activity or rest, can improve heart structure and diabetes control, according…
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PATHWAY-3: Amiloride-hydrochlorothiazide combination superior to either alone for uncontrolled hypertension

September 4, 2015
LONDON — A combination of half doses of amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide was superior to full doses of either treatment alone in patients with…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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