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NIH funds trial of chelation therapy for patients with diabetes, prior MI

NIH funds trial of chelation therapy for patients with diabetes, prior MI
September 28, 2016

Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida announced that it and Duke Clinical Research Institute have received an NIH grant of $37 million to fund a second study of IV chelation therapy in patients with prior MI.

The trial, TACT2, aims to determine whether IV chelation treatments plus oral vitamins prevent recurrent CV events such as MI, stroke and CV death in patients with diabetes aged 50 years or older, according to a press release issued by Mount Sinai.

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Statin use low for many patients with diabetes at risk for CVD

September 12, 2016
Prescriptions for statin therapy that could lower risk for MI, stroke and mortality were not written for patients with diabetes considered high risk for CVD in nearly…
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Coronary CTA provides valuable CAD risk stratification in patients with diabetes

September 12, 2016
Patients with diabetes with nonobstructive and obstructive CAD according to coronary CTA are at higher risk for all-cause mortality and major adverse cardiac events at 5…
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Internet, mobile devices can improve healthy lifestyle choices

September 9, 2016
According to a systematic review published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people who are prompted by cellphones and other devices are more likely to…
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Beyond safety, new diabetes drugs offer CV benefit

Cardiology Today, September 2016
The medical community has long recognized the strong relationship between CVD and diabetes. Compounding concerns over…
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VIDEO: Data on smoking cessation, diabetes therapies promising for CVD prevention

January 5, 2016
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Discoveries from ACC 2016: Angina

Discoveries from ACC 2016: Angina

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VIDEO: EMPA-REG, LEADER trial results produce ‘exciting time’ for diabetes care

July 29, 2016
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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Healthy diet may reduce hypertension risk in women with gestational diabetes

April 21, 2016
Women with gestational diabetes were 20% less likely to develop hypertension later in life if they maintained a healthy diet, researchers reported in…

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