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Cholesterol plaque in artery

Cholesterol Treatment Trends | Feature

According to current estimates, nearly 800,000 people in the United States die each year from cardiovascular disease (CVD), and high cholesterol continues to be a major risk factor.

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diabetes4112

Updating Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management | Feature

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has updated its algorithm for the comprehensive management of type 2 diabetes. The algorithm emphasizes obesity as a risk factor for diabetes and its complications. It also stresses titrating medications appropriately and reinforcing the need to lose weight loss and use lifestyle therapies.

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heart-rhythm.1.147911596-2

CME/CE – Heart Healthy Diets: Achieving Guideline Adherence | Feature

A scientific statement offers practical tips, tools, and dietary approaches to help patients adapt to recent guidelines on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk.

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physician-doctor-patient-exam-blood-pressure-hypertension

Comparing Strategies for Systolic Blood Pressure Control | Feature

A lower SBP goal would reduce events more than a standard goal, but little data is available in which direct comparisons have been made. Studies have shown

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Conference Highlights: ACC 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ACC 2017, the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, from March 17 to 19 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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Appropriate-StatinUse-Feature

Statin Timing and Dosage May Improve Heart Surgery Outcomes | News Brief

Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of coronary bypass surgery. Patients on statins should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medication before heart surgery — even

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Burden-Atrial-Fibrillation-Feature

Most Atrial Fibrillation Patients Don’t Get Preventive Drug Before Stroke | News Brief

Anticoagulants were not used according to guidelines, despite evidence they prevent strokes. More than 80 percent of stroke patients with a history of atrial fibrillation either received

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physician-doctor-patient-exam-blood-pressure-hypertension

Only 1 in 5 Patients Seeking Specialist for Resistant High Blood Pressure Take Meds as Prescribed | News Brief

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report. Only one in five patients seeking specialty care for hard-to-control high blood pressure (resistant hypertension) are taking all their prescribed

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MalpracticeClaims-Feature

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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sperm2242

Adverse CV Events Up Post Failure of Fertility Therapy | News Brief

Failed fertility therapy linked to 19 percent increased risk of cardiovascular events later in life

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heart-rhythm.1.147911596-2

Heart Healthy Diets: Achieving Guideline Adherence | News Brief

A scientific statement offers practical tips, tools, and dietary approaches to help patients adapt to recent guidelines on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk.

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promoting-physicalactivity-feature

Benefits of Physical Activity May Outweigh Impact of Obesity on Cardiovascular Disease | News Brief

An observational study was conducted in more than 5,000 people aged 55 years and older who were followed-up for 15 years. The benefits of physical activity may

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Two young medical professionals looking over information on a smartphone

New App Helps Bring Patients Back to Life After Heart Stops | News Brief

A newly released app called the Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Mobile Application has helped save the lives of numerous patients whose hearts had stopped in a condition known

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AgainstMedicalAdvice1

Video – Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight | News Brief

The following originally appeared at ZDoggMD.com.

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HWE017MH

7.8 Million Deaths Worldwide Could Be Prevented Each Year if People Ate More Fruits and Vegetables | News Brief

The more fruits and vegetables a person eats, the lower his or her risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. You’ve heard it a thousand times,

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vegetables

What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. | News Brief

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at http://zdoggmd.com/vegetables.  “What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was the premise driving this collaboration with

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asthma-inhaler-elderly-woman

Late‐Onset Asthma & Cardiovascular Disease Risks | Feature

Asthma is a heterogeneous syndrome in which presentations can vary significantly between patients. Although it is not usually recognized as such, there are different clinical subtypes of

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Readmission Common After Hospitalization for Heart Failure | Feature

Cardiac causes are most common etiology of readmissions, accounting for nearly half of them

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AAA-Repair-Feature

CME/CE: AAA Repair – Comparing Techniques & Mortality | Feature

A preliminary report has found that outcomes for both open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair appear to depend on hospital-level factors. The safety of these AAA repair techniques may depend on appropriate patient selection and adequate access to multidisciplinary care.

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SystolicHyper-CardioMort-Feature

Cardiovascular Disease Costs Will Exceed $1 Trillion by 2035 | News Brief

Nearly half of Americans will develop pre-existing cardiovascular disease conditions, analysis by RTI International shows. A new study projects that by 2035, cardiovascular disease, the most costly

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