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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 contractile reserve or aerobic capacity, according to results from a randomized study.

Roni Nielsen, MD, of the department of cardiology at Aarhus University Hospital and the department of medicine at Viborg Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues analyzed data from 39 adults with chronic heart failure and poorly controlled type 2 diabetes (HbA1c 7.5%) recruited between September 2010 and November 2012. Researchers randomly assigned participants to an HbA1c optimization group (HbA1c target < 7.5%; n = 20) or a non-optimization group (drug therapy intensified if HbA1c reached > 10%; n = 19); all patients were assigned to an outpatient diabetes clinic and told not to change medications unless instructed to do so.

Abbott to acquire St. Jude Medical

April 28, 2016
Abbott announced that it will acquire St. Jude Medical in an effort to enhance its global scale and diversify its portfolio.With the acquisition, Abbott will become a…
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PEGASUS-TIMI 54: Long-term ticagrelor benefits patients with history of MI, diabetes, PAD

April 28, 2016
CHICAGO — Two subanalyses of the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study of stable patients with prior MI showed that ticagrelor reduced major adverse CV events in patients with a…
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Lipid-lowering therapy reduces risk for CVD, death in type 1 diabetes

April 26, 2016
People with type 1 diabetes without a history of cardiovascular disease may have reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular death with the use of…
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The Patient With Severe Hypertriglyceridemia

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Elevated serum triglycerides are a highly prevalent yet modifiable risk factor for atherosclerotic disease and its…
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VIDEO: Positive CV outcomes with SGLT2 inhibitors mark ‘an exciting time’

Cardiology Today, February 2016
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VIDEO: Today marks 'exciting time at intersection of diabetes and CV medicine'

October 22, 2015
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Report offers additional tools to determine heart disease risk, treatment in type 2 diabetes

February 6, 2016
The risk for coronary heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes is lower than previously believed; however, proper risk assessment and…
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Intervention program reduces CVD risk in Appalachian patients with diabetes

February 2, 2016
Community lifestyle intervention classes through the Complete Health Improvement Program reduced CVD risk factors in patients with elevated fasting…
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CV risk factors increase mortality in patients with dementia

February 1, 2016
CHD, congestive HF, diabetes, male sex and smoking may increase the risk for death in older adults with dementia. Irene E. van de
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Long-term niacin therapy may raise risk for new-onset diabetes

January 28, 2016
Results of recent meta-analysis suggest a moderately increased risk for new-onset diabetes after treatment with niacin, regardless of background…
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Diabetes duration an important predictor of stroke in patients with AF

January 19, 2016
In patients with diabetes and atrial fibrillation, the duration of diabetes may be a more important predictor of ischemic stroke than glycemic…
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RESERVOIR: Amphilimus-eluting stent noninferior to EES in patients with diabetes

January 15, 2016
In patients with diabetes undergoing coronary revascularization, polymer-free amphilimus-eluting stents appear to be noninferior to…
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The Patient with CAD Who Develops Peripheral Arterial Disease

January 15, 2016 Expires: 1/15/2017
The prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is crucial in light of its associated mortality, morbidity, and economic consequences. The role of…
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Sedentary behavior linked to poor CV health in severe obesity

January 14, 2016
In adults with severe obesity, poor cardiovascular health and diabetes is linked to sedentary behavior, regardless of how much exercise they perform…
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Sugar-sweetened beverages associated with increased visceral fat

January 12, 2016
Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has been linked to a higher volume of visceral adipose tissue. Caroline Fox, M D, MPH,
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ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers yield similar efficacy, safety in patients without HF

January 7, 2016
Angiotensin receptor blockers are as safe and effective as ACE inhibitors in patients without heart failure, with the added advantage of better…
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