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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 recent study findings published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

Effective strategies are needed for regularly evaluating and managing comorbid conditions to improve survival and reduce hospitalization rates, researchers wrote.

Gerasimos Filippatos, MD Meeting News Coverage

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 90 days, but…
Bhautesh Jani, MBBS, MRCS, MRCGP, DFSRH Meeting News CoveragePerspective

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 existing heart disease…
Jan Westerink In the Journals

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, according to recent…
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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: Expert discusses relationship between statin therapy, diabetes

VIDEO: Expert discusses relationship between statin therapy, diabetes

June 12, 2015
CHICAGO — Health care professionals should be aware of the link between statin use and increased risk for type 2…
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Heart Health: New Guidelines and Improvements

Heart Health: New Guidelines and Improvements

February 9, 2015 Expires: 2/10/2016
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women, claiming approximately 1 million lives each year. This…
In the Journals

Elevated blood glucose linked to early death, other events in patients with acute HF

January 8, 2015
Slight elevation in blood glucose was associated with early mortality, future diabetes and future hospitalization among patients with acute HF, even…

New trial to focus on patients with multiple chronic diseases

January 7, 2015
A new NIH-funded, multicenter, clinical trial will be the first to focus on the management of patients with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and…
Frank M. Sacks In the Journals

Glycemic index did not affect CV risk factors, insulin resistance

December 16, 2014
Diets containing foods with low glycemic index of dietary carbohydrate did not help patients with obesity or overweight achieve better insulin…
Kamlesh Khunti In the Journals

Hypoglycemia increased risks for CV events, death in patients with diabetes on insulin

December 15, 2014
Insulin-treated patients with diabetes who experience hypoglycemia are also more likely to experience cardiovascular events and die from any cause…
In the Journals

Higher insulin dosage for type 2 diabetes may increase mortality risk

December 10, 2014
Patients with type 2 diabetes taking exogenous insulin could be at increased risk for death from all causes, major adverse cardiovascular events and…
Steven Grover In the Journals

Life expectancy, healthy years likely to diminish with obesity-related diabetes, CVD

December 4, 2014
Obesity could reduce life expectancy by up to 8 years and healthy years of life by up to 19 years due to the effects of type 2 diabetes and…
Philipp Blanke Meeting News Coverage

Mild CAD increased CV event risk in patients with diabetes

December 3, 2014
Patients with diabetes who have even mild coronary artery disease are as likely to experience a cardiovascular event as those with serious…
Joseph Muhlestein, MD Meeting News CoveragePerspective

FACTOR-64: CCTA screening for CAD failed to reduce 4-year events in diabetes patients

November 17, 2014
CHICAGO — Screening for CAD by coronary computed tomography angiography did not reduce the composite rate of all-cause mortality, nonfatal MI…
Mohammed Ali In the Journals

'Cascade-of-care' displays gaps in US diabetes diagnosis, treatment

November 17, 2014
Using a cascade model to visualize the gaps in awareness of diabetes diagnosis, engagement in care and treatment in the United States, researchers…
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