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Fatty liver increases risk for cardiovascular events in women

October 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — Women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease saw significantly higher rates of subsequent cardiovascular events compared with men and saw them occur at a younger age, according to a speaker at The Liver Meeting 2017.

“Sex is such an important risk modifier that it’s included in all the calculators we use in daily practice to estimate someone’s risk of developing future cardiovascular events,” Alina M. Allen, MD, from the department of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., said during a press conference. “It is known that in the general population, the female sex is protective for cardiovascular disease, which means that women are less likely than men to have cardiovascular events. What we found in this study is that this does not hold true in people who have NAFLD; we found that women with NAFLD are not more protected than men with NAFLD.”

AHA partners with group to set global health agenda

October 22, 2017
The American Heart Association announced it is becoming a member of the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a hub for global collaboration…

NIH issues grant to develop new CV risk factor calculator

October 21, 2017
The National Institute on Aging has awarded a $2.2 million grant to investigators from Cleveland Clinic and The MetroHealth System to develop a new CV risk calculator…
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Mortality rates reasonable among high-risk EVAR patients

October 20, 2017
Patients considered high risk for open aneurysm repair had a low mortality rate after endovascular aneurysm repair, despite previously reported results from the EVAR 2…
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Smoking rates remain high after PCI, CABG

October 20, 2017
Among smokers who underwent coronary revascularization, rates of smoking remained substantial despite smoking cessation efforts, researchers reported. Kudret Keskin
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Individualizing Antihypertensive Therapy to Meet Today’s Needs of Patients and Providers

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan, Inc.

High blood pressure is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease and death in the United States and is often called…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses BP management among elderly patients with kidney disease

October 8, 2017
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