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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…

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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VIDEO: Changing landscape of diabetes care explored at CMHC 2015

October 24, 2015
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The Patient With Atrial Fibrillation

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Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of tachyarrhythmia and is characterized by disorganization of the heart’s…
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Updated guidelines address CVD prevention in adults with type 2 diabetes

August 19, 2015
The American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association recently released a revised joint scientific statement outlining best practices…
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Trans fats, not saturated fats, linked to increased mortality, CHD risks

August 14, 2015
Trans fat intake was associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality and CHD; however, consuming saturated fats did not appear to influence…
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Cardiac troponin T may predict CV events in diabetes, stable ischemic heart disease

August 12, 2015
Abnormal cardiac troponin T concentrations independently predicted CV death, MI or stroke in patients with diabetes and stable ischemic heart…
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Directional atherectomy effective in patients with, without diabetes

August 12, 2015
In a subset analysis of the DEFINITIVE LE study, use of a directional atherectomy system for the treatment of peripheral artery disease yielded…
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Intensive medical therapy controls risk factors, improves outcomes in diabetes, CHD

August 11, 2015
Through protocol-guided intensive medical therapy, clinicians were able to achieve simultaneous control of multiple risk factors in patients with…
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VIDEO: Tight glycemic control benefits CVD in type 2 diabetes

August 11, 2015
NEW ORLEANS — In this video exclusive, Pat Rafferty, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, associate professor at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, discusses…
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Diabetes, poor glycemic control linked to death, CV events after CABG

July 28, 2015
In patients with type 1 diabetes, poor glycemic control was associated with increased long-term risk for death and major adverse CV events after CABG…
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CV risk similar for second-line diabetes drugs plus metformin

July 27, 2015
Adults with type 2 diabetes using metformin combined with insulin have a similar cardiovascular risk when compared with adults using metformin…

ACC announces new industry sponsor for Diabetes Collaborative Registry

July 25, 2015
The American College of Cardiology announced that Boehringer Ingelheim has become the latest industry sponsor of the Diabetes Collaborative…
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Cardiometabolic multimorbidity reduces life expectancy

July 9, 2015
The risk for mortality is similar among patients with diabetes, stroke or MI, but a combination of these conditions was associated with a substantial…
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