(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 -- Use of sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors for type 2 diabetes is associated with a reduced risk for heart failure, but not a reduced risk for major cardiovascular events, compared with use of dipeptidyl...
Related topics: Heart Failure, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes
Cholesterol is best known in connection with cardiovascular disease, but cholesterol is also vital for many fundamental processes in the body. Researchers have now presented a completely new, ground-breaking model for the integration and...
Related topics: Cholesterol, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research
A research team has examined the interplay between genetics, cardiovascular disease and educational attainment in a major population study. Genetic variants which had been linked to educational attainment in other studies were observed in the...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease
When James Inman, 59, first experienced chest pain one night, he tried to brush it off and go back to sleep. But the pain became unbearable and Inman felt like something was wrong, so he called 911. That decision saved his life. He was airlifted to...
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
A single pill containing low doses of three medications to treat high blood pressure and one to lower cholesterol reduced the estimated risk of cardiovascular disease by 25% in a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease
Being a human couch potato can greatly increase fat accumulation, hasten the onset of Type II diabetes symptoms, result in detrimental blood chemistry and cardiovascular changes, and eventually, bring about one's death.
Related topics: Genetics, Diabetes
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals who report being discriminated against but who feel close to their fathers have lower levels of C-reactive protein --a measure of inflammation and cardiovascular risk--than those without support from their...
Related topics: Proteins
(MedPage Today) -- Rules from CMS for ICDs, LAA closure feels arbitrary, some say
A nationally recognized Rutgers cardiologist recommends that aspirin be used as primary prevention for cardiovascular disease only with select patients, saying that the scientific evidence is too diverse to support a one-size-fits-all approach.
Related topics: Aspirin, Cardiovascular Disease
A new study finds that compared with cardiovascular disease, cancer is twice as likely to be the cause of death in higher income countries.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease
Ric Ocasek's cause of death has been revealed -- The Cars frontman died of heart disease. According to NYC's Chief Medical Examiner ... Ocasek died of hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. In layman's terms, that means he...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease
'There's once again excitement about renal artery denervation and…it's justified,' says one cardiologist, while another hopes for FDA approval next year, and a third is 'still not 100% convinced.' theheart.org on Medscape
Related topics: Hypertension, Food And Drug Administration
Last year, when the Food and Drug Administration approved an Apple Watch feature that notified users if they had an irregular heart rhythm, the information tech industry hailed it as a watershed moment in consumer-focused health care. Cardiologists,...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration
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MIT researchers have developed a machine learning model that can estimate, based on the electrical activity of their heart, a patient’s risk of cardiovascular death.
The system, dubbed...
Related topics: Medical Research