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NASH linked to early markers of hypertrophy

July 26, 2017

A retrospective study revealed a link between nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and changes in myocardial structure as well as increased left atrial volume and left ventricular mass.

“We found that NASH was strongly associated with markers of diastolic dysfunction and also with ventricular wall thickening, indicative of early hypertrophy,” Tracey G. Simon, MD, from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues wrote. “Such findings carry important clinical implications, as diastolic dysfunction is a well-described predictor of future [heart failure] risk within the general population.”

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PESA: 3-D vascular ultrasound detects plaque burden for CV risk prediction

July 26, 2017
A 3-D vascular ultrasound detected elevated plaque burden in middle-aged men, especially within the femoral territory, according to a study published in the Journal of
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High-intensity statin therapy associated with lower mortality in PAD

July 26, 2017
High-intensity statin therapy was associated with improved survival in individuals with symptomatic peripheral artery disease vs. low- or moderate-intensity therapy…
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Different approach to CVD risk assessment should be taken in patients with diabetes

July 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Models to assess CV risk in patients with diabetes often underestimate risk, but the addition of clinical tests including imaging tests and…
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Hormone therapy for transgender adults poses potential CVD risks

July 25, 2017
Long-term cross-sex hormone therapy for transgender individuals is associated with potential cardiovascular risks, but also offers psychological benefits, according to a…
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The Take Home: ESC

Cardiology Today's Intervention, November/December 2015
From Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2015, the European Society of Cardiology held its annual congress, this time in London. …
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VIDEO: Expert discusses calcium scoring for lipid management

May 30, 2017
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Heart in Diabetes

Heart in Diabetes

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VIDEO: Certain antiplatelet therapies more beneficial for patients with vs. without diabetes

July 15, 2017
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