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ACC: Low-Dose Triple Combo Pill Effective for Rapid BP Control

March 14, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. Greater chance of achieving blood pressure target level with combo pill strategy versus usual care Read article


ACC: Dramatic Changes in Temperature Tied to STEMI Risk

March 01, 2018 The effect was exaggerated with larger average daily temperatures

ACC: Football Players Show Heart Changes Indicative of CVD Risk

March 01, 2018 Aortic root dilation, increased systolic BP, reduced diastolic and vascular function, LV hypertrophy

AAD: Ustekinumab Cuts Vascular Inflammation in Psoriasis

February 20, 2018 Reduction in total aortic vascular inflammation with ustekinumab versus increase with placebo

Very Low-Calorie Diet Prompts Brief Heart Function Drop

February 07, 2018 44 percent rise in myocardial triglyceride content; tied to reduction in systolic, diastolic function

CABG May Be Better Than PCI for 3-Vessel Dz in Younger Adults

January 30, 2018 PCI had higher MI, repeat revascularization, adverse CV and cerebrovascular risks in patients ≤50 years

Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome Ups Risk of Recurrent Prostate Cancer

January 26, 2018 Following radical prostatectomy, higher BMI increases risk of recurrence for prostate cancer

ASA: High Adherence to MIND Diet May Benefit Stroke Survivors

January 26, 2018 Following the diet is associated with a slower rate of global cognitive decline among stroke survivors

ASA: Combo of BP, Cholesterol Meds Tied to Reduced Stroke Risk

January 25, 2018 44 percent drop in stroke for those with intermediate CVD risk receiving candesartan/HCTZ, rosuvastatin

ASA: Benefits for Endovascular Tx Six to 16 Hours After Stroke

January 25, 2018 Higher percentage of patients functionally independent at 3 months with endovascular therapy

ASA: Few Stroke Survivors Have Ideal Cardiovascular Health

January 25, 2018 Improved BP, cholesterol control from 1988-1994 to 2011-2014 but increases in obesity, diabetes

AHA: Supervised Exercise Ups 6-Minute Walking Distance in PAD

November 16, 2017 But no improvement seen with branulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor

AHA: Statins Cut Risk of MACE in Patients With ASCVD Event

November 15, 2017 Reduced frequency of MACE for patients receiving statins, especially high-intensity statins

AHA/ACA Present New Blood Pressure Guidelines

November 14, 2017 New guidelines lower the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 hypertension to 130/80

AHA: Acetylcysteine, Sodium Bicarbonate Don’t Cut Renal Risk

November 13, 2017 No benefit among patients at high risk for renal complications scheduled to undergo angiography

AHA: Drinking Coffee May Cut Risk of Heart Failure, Stroke

November 13, 2017 Each additional cup consumed per week tied to a decrease in risk compared with no coffee intake