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Younger adults experiencing more ischemic strokes, CV risk factors

April 26, 2017

Even with the decrease of stroke mortality rates in older adults, hospitalization rates for ischemic stroke and traditional stroke risk factors are on the rise in young adults, according to a study in JAMA Neurology.

Researchers analyzed data of patients aged 18 to 64 years from the National Inpatient Sample from 1995 to 2012. Age groups were defined as the following: 18 to 34 years, 35 to 44 years, 45 to 54 years and 55 to 64 years. The combination of CV risk factors, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, lipid disorders and tobacco use, were reviewed from hospitalization data from 2003 to 2012.

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Starting metformin reduces risks for CV events, death in type 2 diabetes

April 20, 2017
The risks for cardiovascular events and death are decreased 6 months after metformin initiation among adults with type 2 diabetes who experience a large initial HbA1c…
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Declines in CV events, mortality comparable between adults with diabetes, general population

April 17, 2017
Mortality and incidence of cardiovascular outcomes decreased in Sweden from 1998 to 2014 in adults with diabetes. Although rates of nonfatal cardiovascular events…

Cardiology Today's top stories covered at the ACC Scientific Session

April 13, 2017
The American College of Cardiology Scientific Session featured important late- break ing clinical trials and other material presented by some of the world’s…
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High-, low-deductible plans linked to higher out-of-pocket spending among chronically ill adults

January 12, 2017
Americans with chronic conditions who had high- or low-deductible health insurance plans also had higher out-of-pocket spending and more frequent

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Pharmacy CV screening may benefit patients with suspected AF

January 11, 2017
Integrated CV screening identified patients who could potentially benefit from stroke prevention therapies due to presence of atrial fibrillation…

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Parathyroid hormone associated with arterial stiffness in type 1 diabetes

January 10, 2017
In adults with type 1 diabetes, a higher level of parathyroid hormone is associated with increased arterial stiffness, a strong predictor of…


2016: An active, exciting year in cardiology

Cardiology Today, January 2017
Carl J. Pepine, MD, MACC
The past year has been a very active and exciting one in CVD and CV medicine. We have had major successes on several fronts. Not only was this true…

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New knowledge, technologies yield drastic changes in cardiology over 20 years

Cardiology Today, January 2017
Since Cardiology Today was launched 20 years ago in 1997, not only has the prognosis for patients with heart disease vastly changed, but so has the…

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Sitagliptin safe, effective for older adults with type 2 diabetes, CVD

January 9, 2017
The DPP-IV inhibitor sitagliptin was safe and effective over 3 years for adults aged at least 75 years who had well-controlled type 2 diabetes and…

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Weight loss at 1 year predicts sustained benefit, lower HbA1c in diabetes, obesity

January 6, 2017
Patients with diabetes and obesity who lose at least 7% of their body weight at 1 year are more likely to sustain that weight loss at 5 years along…

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Metformin may reduce mortality in patients with certain chronic diseases

January 6, 2017
Recent changes in metformin labeling by the FDA is supported by new findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine that suggest that patients…

Cardiology Today's Top 10 articles posted in 2016

January 6, 2017
Cardiology Today compiled a list of the top 10 stories posted to Healio.com/Cardiology in 2016. This year, Cardiology Today’s readers…

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BVS shows efficacy, safety in patients with diabetes

January 5, 2017
An everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold appears to be safe and effective in patients with diabetes, particularly those with baseline…

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