Tag: cardiovascular disease

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...

Low-to-Moderate Coffee Intake in Midlife Tied to Heart Benefits

Among middle-aged people without heart disease, drinking up to 3 cups of coffee per day was associated with a lower risk for stroke or death...

Plant-Based Lignan Intake Linked to Lower CHD Risk

Consumption of a plant-based diet rich in lignans is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease, new research suggests. In a prospective cohort...

New-AF Risk May Not Rise With Light Drinking, May Fall With Wine

Alcoholic drinks are in the news again, served with a twist. A large cohort study saw a familiar J-shaped curve detailing risk for new atrial...

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...

Statins Again Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, those who had been taking statins...

Midlife Change in Wealth May Be Costly for Heart Health

Midlife changes in wealth may affect a patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease, a new cohort study suggests. It found that upward wealth mobility relative to...

Hearing Loss Tied to Decline in Physical Functioning

Older adults with hearing impairment tend to have poorer physical function, less walking endurance, and faster declines in physical function compared with older adults with...

Bariatric Surgery’s Cardiovascular Benefit Extends to 7 Years

Patients with obesity who had bariatric surgery had a lower risk of having a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) or dying from all causes during...

Coroner: Black man in SC jail likely died of cardiac event

A coroner says that a mentally ill Black man who died after an encounter with deputies in a South Carolina jail earlier this year likely...

A1c Below Prediabetes Cutoff Linked to Subclinical Atherosclerosis

Hemoglobin A1c above 5% but below the prediabetes cutoff of 5.5% is an additional potential biomarker of subclinical atherosclerosis in people with low cardiovascular disease...

Do Anti-ApoA-1 Antibodies Link Fatty Liver Disease and CVD?

Anti-apolipoprotein A-1 (ApoA-1) antibodies are common in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and may not only drive its development but also underlie the link between...

Women Get Help for Heart Attacks Later Than Men

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When young women land in the emergency room with chest pain, they wait...

Study Enhances Understanding of Prurigo Nodularis

Patients with prurigo nodularis tend to make a greater number of visits to health care specialists and are burdened by a greater number of medical...

Rheumatology Smoking Cessation Referral Program Finds Success

A new protocol designed to help patients in rheumatology clinics quit smoking proved both efficient and effective in referring willing participants to free tobacco quit...

Eating Fish Links With Fewer CVD Events in High-Risk People

People with cardiovascular disease (CVD) who regularly ate fish had significantly fewer major CVD events and there were fewer total deaths compared with similar individuals...

Study Flags Cardiovascular Disease in Men With Breast Cancer

Cardiovascular disease and related risk factors can be common among male breast cancer patients, suggests a small study in this rare malignancy. Among 24 male...

Treating Everyone 60 and Older With Early Hypertension Cost-Effective

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Treating stage-1 hypertension (blood pressure 140-159/90-99 mm Hg) in everyone over age 60 is cost-effective, even in low-risk individuals (<10-year...

Study Finds AD Significantly Associated With Autoimmune Diseases

A diagnosis of atopic dermatitis in individuals ages 15 years or older, compared with controls without atopic dermatitis, was nearly twice as likely to be...

‘Keep Glucose in Check’ to Thwart Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy

Among patients with type 2 diabetes at high risk of cardiovascular events, treating to tighter A1c and blood pressure targets was associated with a decreased...

NETs a Possible Therapeutic Target for COVID-19 Thrombosis?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers in Madrid may have found a clue to the pathogenesis...

Lp(a) and LPA Gene Score ‘Modest’ Predictors of CVD Risk

Although lipoprotein(a) (Lpa) levels and LPA genetic risk scores are both significantly associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events, they appear to offer only a...

Ultraprocessed Food Again Linked to Increased CVD, Death

Yet another study has linked the consumption of ultraprocessed, or “junk,” foods to bad health outcomes. In a longitudinal analysis of more than 22,000 men...

COVID-19 Ranks as Leading Cause of Death in US

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 became a leading cause of death in the U.S. in...

Low Plasma Transthyretin Linked to Risk of Heart Failure

Low plasma transthyretin, also known as prealbumin, is associated with incident heart failure in the general population, new research suggests. In two prospective, population-based studies...