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Very Low-Calorie Diet Prompts Brief Heart Function Drop

February 07, 2018. 12:00 PM CST. 44 percent rise in myocardial triglyceride content; tied to reduction in systolic, diastolic function Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

AHA/ACA Present New Blood Pressure Guidelines

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

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

AHA: Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Up for Young With Diabetes

November 13, 2017 Increased risk seen for both all-cause mortality, sudden cardiac death in young people with diabetes

AAO: No Visual Acuity Change With Dexamethasone in DME

November 13, 2017 Visual acuity no better with dexamethasone added to ranibizumab in persistent diabetic macular edema

ASN: Caffeine Associated With Reduced Mortality in CKD

November 03, 2017 Chronic kidney disease patients in highest quartile of caffeine consumption have lowest risk for mortality

Yoga Plus Aerobics Beneficial in Coronary Heart Disease

October 20, 2017 Greater improvement in CHD risk factors for combined intervention versus either alone

CGM Use in Pregnancy Improves Neonatal Outcomes

September 18, 2017 No apparent benefit for continuous glucose monitoring for women planning pregnancy

AHA: Multifaceted Intervention Improves BP Control

September 18, 2017 Increase in BP control from 65.6% to 74.8%, with significant increase in control in 12 of 16 practices

AHA: Target Organ Damage From HTN Also Seen in Teenagers

September 18, 2017 Sixteen percent of teenagers had left ventricular hypertrophy with SBP below the 95th percentile

Exenatide Doesn’t Up Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM

September 14, 2017 Exenatide found to be non-inferior to placebo with respect to safety for patients with type 2 diabetes

Sotagliflozin Linked to Improved Glycemic Control in T1DM

September 14, 2017 Primary end point achieved by more patients with type 1 diabetes receiving any insulin therapy

Caffeine Tied to Lower Mortality in Women With Diabetes

September 14, 2017 Women who consumed caffeine from coffee had reduced risk of all-cause, cardiovascular deaths

Addition of Exercise to Weight Loss Ups Mitochondrial Capacity

August 31, 2017 Improved mitochondrial respiratory capacity for older obese adults with weight loss + exercise

High Carb Intake Not Healthier for the Heart

August 30, 2017 High-carbohydrate diets common; more than half of study derived 70 percent of daily calories from carbs

CABG May Be Best for Multivessel Revascularization in T1DM

August 30, 2017 Increased risks of coronary heart disease mortality, MI, repeat revascularization with PCI