Cardiovascular

Common painkillers double risk of heart attack, stroke, study says
Many reach for painkillers to get rid of headaches or reduce fever, but the common pills could raise your risk of heart disease or stroke, according to a new report. Source: Common Read more
Exercise should be emphasized in patients with dyslipidemia
Given all of the recent guidelines on physical activity and CVD prevention, health care providers should focus on recommending exercise for patients with dyslipidemia to decrease their LDL, Read more
Stimulant Potentially Dangerous to Health, FDA Warns
 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is using all available tools at its disposal to ensure that dietary supplements containing a stimulant called dimethylamylamine (DMAA) are no longer Read more
Gut microbiome linked to artery health
Women with lower diversity of “healthy” gut bacteria showed greater arterial stiffness, suggesting that altering the gut microbiome with diet, medication or probiotics could play a role Read more
2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Executive Summary
The most important way to prevent atherosclerotic vascular disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation is to promote a healthy lifestyle throughout life. Source: 2019 ACC/AHA Read more
Bariatric Tx Linked With Better Cardiac Outcomes
Bariatric surgery was tied to significantly lower rates of coronary revascularization and incidence of coronary events, according to a propensity matched analysis. Source: Bariatric Tx Read more
Low-sodium salt substitute diet may lower systolic, diastolic BP
Implementing low-sodium salt substitutes in a diet can lead to a significant lowering of systolic and diastolic BP, according to a meta-analysis published in Heart. Source: Low-sodium salt Read more
Sedentary lifestyle increases risk for CVD in older women
Older women who were sedentary for long periods of time throughout the day had an increased risk for CVD, according to a study published in Circulation. Source: Sedentary lifestyle Read more
No CV benefit to tight glycaemic control in diabetes with heart disease
Investigators analysed a subset of people living with type 2 diabetes and pre-existing cardiovascular disease (CVD) to see whether intensive glucose control, versus standard of care, Read more
Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Stroke, Coronary Heart Disease, and All-Cause Mortality in the Women’s Health Initiative
We examine the association between self-reported consumption of artificially sweetened beverages (ASB) and stroke and its subtypes, coronary heart disease, and all-cause mortality in a Read more
VIDEO: Dietary choices empower patients to control BP levels
In this Cardiology Today video perspective, John P. Higgins, MD, MPhil, MBA, FACC, FACP, FAHA, discusses the benefits of the low-sodium DASH diet in light of preliminary results presented Read more
Most Americans Concerned About Weight, Link to Heart Health
Most Americans are concerned about their weight and understand the connection between weight and cardiovascular health, but a substantial proportion of them are not doing much to lose Read more
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Risk Factor Control Lacking in Diabetes – Endocrinology Advisor
Only 1 in 5 adults with diabetes achieved control over multiple risk factor targets for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Source: Comprehensive Cardiovascular Risk Factor Control Read more
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Risk Factor Control Lacking in Diabetes
Only 1 in 5 adults with diabetes achieved control over multiple risk factor targets for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Source: Comprehensive Cardiovascular Risk Factor Control Read more
Early Age at BMI Rebound May Be a Risk Factor for Cardiometabolic Disorders
Children with normal timing of BMI peak who experienced an early adiposity rebound or without any BMI decline after infancy appear to have the highest risk of developing an adverse Read more
Some gut cells slow down metabolism, accelerate cardiovascular disease
Study in mice could have important implications for the prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases. Source: Some gut cells slow down metabolism, accelerate cardiovascular Read more
Type 2 Diabetes an Independent Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease – Endocrinology Advisor
Type 2 diabetes is an independent risk factor for sudden cardiac arrest and death in patients with coronary artery disease with preserved ejection fraction. Source: Type 2 Diabetes an Read more
High serum uromodulin levels suggest lower risk for coronary artery calcification in type 1 diabetes
Coronary artery calcification and diabetic kidney disease appear to develop more slowly in the presence of higher serum uromodulin concentrations in adults with type 1 diabetes, according Read more
‘Fat But Fit’ Only Transient State on Risk Pathway
Metabolically healthy obesity (MHO) is neither a stable nor reliable indicator of future risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), despite having a risk similar to that of being normal weight Read more
NutriScape Wants Your Best Resource Links
As fantastic as Google is, it can’t filter out the fluff that we, as dietitians were not looking for. NutriScape has undertaken the massive task of linking one central site to all of Read more
Food and Inflammation-15 Minute Podcast
Nutritionist Diana Nolan describes the specific molecules in food that can help resolve chronic inflammation. Listen on Read more
Sugar and CHD–The Sugar Industry Knew It All Along?
According to the abstract of an article entitled Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research: A Historical Analysis of Internal Industry Documents, “Early warning signals of Read more
Dyslipidemia CME/CE
This is a 1 hour forum offered by MyCME, but does not offer credit for registered Read more
Do Elevated Lipid Levels Protect Against Diabetes? Gene Study Sheds Light
Interesting: “all three major lipids—LDL-C, HDL-C, and triglycerides (TGs)—are associated with a lower risk of diabetes, even as elevated LDL-C and TG predict increased risk of Read more
Fish Oil May Improve Post-MI Recovery
According to this MedPage article, “High-dose omega-3 fatty acids after MI improved function of the heart and reduced scarring in the undamaged muscle as well as markers of systemic Read more
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Now here’s an alternative to frying! GoWISE USA GW22621 4th Generation Electric Air Fryer w/ Touch Screen Technology, Button Guard & Detachable Basket – Black 3.7 QT, 1400W Read more