Tag: cardiometabolic risk

Dad’s Health Can Affect Child’s Hospital, Emergency Visits

The more comorbidities a father has before his child’s conception, the higher the risk that the child will require an emergency department visit or inpatient...

Aspirin Boosts Polypill Primary Prevention, Claims Meta-Analysis

The “polypill concept” of fixed-dose combinations of inexpensive generic cardiovascular (CV) drugs, whether or not in a single pill, is perhaps most controversial in the...

Not So Fast Blaming Slow Metabolism for Mid-Life Weight Gain

Although a number of factors can add to weight gain during mid-life, it’s unlikely that a slowing metabolism is one of them, new evidence suggests....

Cognitive Deficits Linked to CV Risk Factors in Diabetes

In type 2 diabetes (T2D), a greater degree of hyperlipidemia and hypertension, although not hyperglycemia, was associated with measurable cognitive impairment even among patients with...

Women’s Heart Health Tied to Multiple Pregnancy Complications

Women with prepregnancy cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors have increasingly worse pregnancy outcomes, including a higher rate of maternal intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and...

Lipoprotein Apheresis Shows Durable Impact on CV Outcomes

Lipoprotein apheresis (LA) is a safe and effective treatment for very-high-risk dyslipidemia, sustainably reducing cholesterol and lipoprotein levels to within target levels and markedly lowering...

Hepatotoxicity Risk Differs Between Psoriasis, PsA, and RA Patients

Patients taking methotrexate for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) were at a higher risk of developing liver disease than were patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...

Independent NPs: What’s the Evidence?

In 2020, Florida and California passed legislation to relax scope-of-practice laws for nurse practitioners (NPs). Florida’s new law went into effect July 1 and allowed...

Metabolic Surgery Post-MI Trims CV Events Long Term

Beyond the well-established benefits of sustained weight loss and improved type 2 diabetes, metabolic surgery performed after myocardial infarction (MI) lowered the long-term risk of...

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Aortic Dissection Risk

People who have undergone bariatric surgery appear less likely to suffer an aortic dissection than other adults with obesity, researchers say. The finding is the...

Statins Linked to Reduced Mortality in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Treatment with statins was associated with a reduced risk of a...