Top Story

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 diabetes, researchers reported.

The researchers analyzed 5,149 individuals born from 1963 to 1980 with congenital heart disease in Denmark and who were alive at age 30 years.

In the Journals

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 combined with…
In the JournalsPerspective

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 case-control study…

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 other dairy products…

The High-risk Patient with Dyslipidemia

No commercial support for this activity.

As many as 40% to 50% of Americans are estimated to have lipid abnormalities including elevated low-density lipoprotein…
More »
Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: Extended-release aspirin provides stable antiplatelet effect

November 14, 2015
More »
Highlights from ACC Scientific Session 2016

Highlights from ACC Scientific Session 2016

Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: Diabetes may be risk equivalent for PAD, CAS

April 3, 2016
More »
In the Journals

Large initial weight loss mitigates CVD risk

June 9, 2016
A large initial weight loss can improve some risk factors for cardiovascular disease even if weight is regained, according to study findings…

Pharmacology Consult

New pharmacological therapies change management strategy for hyperkalemia

Cardiology Today, June 2016
TuTran Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS
Chronic kidney disease, defined as the presence of albuminuria or estimated glomerular filtration rate of less than 90 mL/min/1.73 m2, impairs the…

Meeting News Coverage

Two analyses show patiromer may benefit patients with HF

June 6, 2016
Two analyses presented at the 53rd European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association Congress showed favorable…

Meeting News Coverage

ATMOSPHERE: Aliskiren fails to benefit patients with HF, diabetes vs. enalapril

May 26, 2016
In patients with diabetes and HF, the direct renin inhibitor aliskiren did not significantly improve outcomes compared with the ACE inhibitor…

Meeting News Coverage

Insulin resistance a culprit for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

May 21, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is high in patients with diabetes, and insulin resistance is a common cause…

Meeting News Coverage

Despite guideline changes, statin use unchanged or lower in patients with diabetes

May 21, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — The rate of statin use in adults with diabetes has remained steady or declined since 2014, according to findings presented at the…

Trial Scorecards

Trial Scorecard: STAMPEDE

Cardiology Today, May 2016
Researchers compared outcomes of intensive medical therapy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy in patients with mild to moderate…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Breaks in sitting time reduce cardiometabolic risk factors in type 2 diabetes

May 4, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Bronwyn Kingwell, PhD, head of metabolic and vascular physiology at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne…

Meeting News Coverage

Femoropopliteal DCB effective in women, patients with diabetes, CTO

May 4, 2016
A drug-coated balloon was effective in women, in patients with diabetes and in those with chronic total occlusions, according to new data. Analyses…

In the Journals

Intensive glycemic control preserves muscle strength in patients with type 2 diabetes, heart failure

May 3, 2016
In patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic heart failure, 4 months of intensive glycemic control had no adverse effect on left ventricular…

More Headlines »