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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 strategies of care are still critical.

“By properly evaluating the level of CHD risk, physicians will know when to prescribe more aggressive and less aggressive treatment strategies for their patients,” Matthew J. Budoff, MD, an LA BioMed lead researcher and chair of The Imaging Council of the American College of Cardiology, said in a press release.

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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 blood glucose or a…
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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 Vorst, MD, of the Julius…
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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 therapy with statins or…
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The Patient With Atrial Fibrillation

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New-onset diabetes risk rises with BP

October 8, 2015
Elevated BP may be a risk factor for new-onset type 2 diabetes, and the association appears strongest in those who are younger and have a lower BMI…
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CVD risk may influence medication use in type 2 diabetes

October 6, 2015
More than half of patients with diabetes in the United Kingdom are already prescribed cardioprotective drugs at diagnosis, rising to more than 80%…
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Elevated apolipoprotein C-III associated with higher trigylcerides, CAC score in patients with diabetes

October 5, 2015
In patients with diabetes but no CHD, elevated levels of plasma apolipoprotein C-III were associated with higher trigylcerides and coronary artery…
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Sleep-disordered breathing symptoms linked with type 2 diabetes

September 28, 2015
Increased risk for type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance in older adults are strongly linked with sleep-disordered breathing, according to recent…
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Hypertension medication before bedtime reduces diabetes risk

September 24, 2015
Adults with hypertension who do not have diabetes have a lower risk for developing the disease when taking their blood pressure medication at bedtime…
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Intensive lifestyle intervention fails to prevent AF onset in diabetes, overweight/obesity

September 23, 2015
An intensive lifestyle intervention was no better than usual care in preventing incidence of atrial fibrillation among patients with diabetes and…
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Jardiance reduces risk for CV death, all-cause mortality in adults with type 2 diabetes and CVD history

September 17, 2015
The SGLT2 inhibitor Jardiance significantly reduced the risk for cardiovascular death and all-cause mortality in adults with type 2 diabetes and an…
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Prolonged post-PCI DAPT may reduce late mortality in some patients with diabetes

September 17, 2015
Prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy improved late mortality outcomes in certain patients with diabetes who were treated with drug-eluting stents…
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The Patient With Severe Hypertriglyceridemia

September 15, 2015 Expires: 9/15/2016
Elevated serum triglycerides are a highly prevalent yet modifiable risk factor for atherosclerotic disease and its complications, including coronary…
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Brief, high-intensity exercises improve heart function, diabetes control

September 10, 2015
Short periods of intense physical activity, in between periods of low activity or rest, can improve heart structure and diabetes control, according…
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