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Obesity, hypertension, and diabetes generally occur earlier in African-American patients than in white patients, and adverse health behaviors may partly explain the higher burden of risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
31 Oct 2017
Primary care physicians' efforts are paying off as they promote primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, even in a time-pressed visit.
1 Feb 2022
Separate industry-funded studies find benefit to bempedoic acid as preventive medication, CRP as biomarker
Bempedoic acid reduced cardiovascular (CV) events among patients unwilling or unable to take statins, a trial found, while a review showed that high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) was a stronger predictor for risk of future CV events and death than cholesterol in patients on statins.
14 Mar 2023
African Americans have a higher incidence of heart disease at a younger age, and they meet fewer criteria for ideal cardiovascular health, such as nonsmoking, physical activity, and lower body mass index.
1 Nov 2019
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.
6 Sep 2022
Statins have proven their potential to reduce end-point outcomes, such as death from cardiovascular disease. But the drug class also has some downsides, and the pros and the cons become a close call.
1 Apr 2017
New research looks at COVID-19 quarantine length in asymptomatic contacts, convalescent plasma for mild disease, related health issues
Seven-day quarantine may be sufficient for contacts without symptoms, older adults with mild disease may benefit from convalescent plasma, and cardiovascular deaths increased during the early stage of the pandemic.
12 Jan 2021
Medical groups are increasingly addressing the relationship between the climate and health, and how predominantly lower-income, Black, or Hispanic/Latino communities have taken the brunt of pollution's impact.
1 Sep 2021
Smoking cessation was consistently related to lower risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease (PAD), although a significantly elevated risk for PAD persisted up to 30 years after smoking cessation.
23 Jul 2019
Patients in a Chinese study received six automated text messages per week with educational and motivational information on glucose monitoring, blood pressure control, medication adherence, physical activity, and lifestyle.
10 Sep 2019