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

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 40% of cases, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Researchers analyzed data from 215,193 patients (582,048 encounters) aged 40 to 75 years with diabetes and no CVD from 204 cardiology practices between May 2008 and October 2013 from the PINNACLE registry. In that cohort, statins were prescribed for 61.6% of the patients.

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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 this association have been questions about the CV…
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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: EMPA-REG, LEADER trial results produce ‘exciting time’ for diabetes care

July 29, 2016
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VIDEO: PEGASUS-TIMI 54 analysis shows reduced risk for MACE in patients with diabetes

April 7, 2016
CHICAGO — At the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, provides investigator insight on a new…

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STAMPEDE: Glycemic benefits of bariatric surgery sustained up to 5 years

April 6, 2016
CHICAGO — Patients with mild to moderate obesity and type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery had better glycemic control than patients…

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VIDEO: Diabetes may be risk equivalent for PAD, CAS

April 3, 2016
CHICAGO — In this video exclusive, Jeffrey S. Berger, MD, discusses new research on the prevalence of peripheral artery disease and carotid…

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CTOs linked to mortality in patients with CAD, diabetes

March 31, 2016
In patients with CAD and diabetes, the presence of chronic total occlusion of coronary arteries was linked to increased mortality in patients…

Alirocumab reduces need for apheresis therapy

March 26, 2016
Sanofi and Regeneron announced positive topline results of from the ODYSSEY ESCAPE trial demonstrating that the addition of alirocumab to weekly or…

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No increased heart failure risk with incretin therapies in type 2 diabetes

March 24, 2016
Treatment with incretin-based therapies is not associated with increased risk for heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes vs. patients taking…

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The Patient with Uncontrolled Diabetes at High Risk for a Cardiovascular Event

March 15, 2016 Expires: 3/15/2017
The 2015 AACE guidelines incorporate an integrated consideration of micro- and macrovascular risk (including cardiovascular [CV] risk factors such as…

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Metabolic syndrome may increase risk for mild cognitive impairment, dementia

March 1, 2016
Metabolic syndrome was associated with elevated incidence of mild cognitive impairment and subsequent progression to dementia, according to study…

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Pre-pregnancy cardiac dysfunction may identify risk for recurrent preeclampsia, future CVD

February 29, 2016
Evidence of diastolic and systolic dysfunction and elevated total vascular resistance in the nonpregnant state may predict a woman’s risk for…

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Aggressive antihypertensive treatment may cause harm in people with diabetes

February 26, 2016
People with diabetes and systolic blood pressure levels less than 140 mm Hg have an increased risk for death from cardiovascular causes when they are…

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