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Gestational diabetes associated with risks later in life, but lifestyle makes a difference, studies find

A review found increased risks of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease in women who had gestational diabetes, while another study showed that five markers of a healthy lifestyle were associated with a significant reduction in risk of developing type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/09/27/4.htm
27 Sep 2022

Help COPD patients with more probing care

Patients with undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can sometimes hide in plain sight.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/09/help-copd-patients-with-more-probing-care.htm
1 Sep 2022

ED, outpatient visits for worsening heart failure on the rise since 2010

A cohort study that analyzed encounters in one health system for worsening heart failure found that ED and observation stays and outpatient visits account for approximately half of the visits, with hospitalizations comprising the other half.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/07/05/5.htm
5 Jul 2022

Cardiac societies issue new joint guideline on management of heart failure

The updated guideline recommends sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors for many heart failure patients, regardless of their diabetes status, among other changes.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/04/05/2.htm
5 Apr 2022

Diuretics demand discussion in heart failure management

To assess a patient's ability to adhere to a diuretic regimen, consider the patient's age, level of education, and severity of symptoms, as well as health literacy, and any comorbidities.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/11/diuretics-demand-discussion-in-heart-failure-management.htm
1 Nov 2019

EHR alerts may help boost guideline-directed therapy for heart failure

An industry-funded cluster-randomized trial found that clinician alerts were associated with an over 40% increase in prescription of four recommended drug classes in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/04/12/1.htm
12 Apr 2022

Factoring drug costs into diabetes decisions

A sizable number of patients with diabetes do not consistently fill their prescriptions or take less than the prescribed amount due to costs, but there are ways to make it easier on a patient's pocketbook.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/05/factoring-drug-costs-into-diabetes-decisions.htm
1 May 2022

Study finds low rates of CAD testing in patients with new-onset heart failure

Of 558,322 new heart failure patients, 34.8% received coronary artery disease (CAD) testing and 9.3% received revascularization within 90 days, which fell below expectations set by current guidelines, according to authors of a study of U.S. administrative claims data.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/03/01/5.htm
1 Mar 2022

New studies analyze risk factors, treatments for afib

One study found that early rhythm control was better than rate control for low-risk patients, another found that age at menarche and menopause was associated with afib risk, and another indicated that women's lower risk for afib is due to their smaller body size compared with men.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/09/06/1.htm
6 Sep 2022

Collaboration with heart failure patients key

Comanaging cardiology patients after heart failure requires small adjustments, following recent guidelines, and patient involvement in decisions.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/07/collaboration-with-heart-failure-patients-key.htm
1 Jul 2021

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