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