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The Endocrinology Network® Cardiology clinical resource center is a hub of news related to cardiovascular health that is relevant to clinicians interested in endocrinology. This page will host relevant content about cardiology and cardiovascular disease including guideline updates, new studies and breakthroughs, and clinical perspectives for practicing clinicians.

GnRH Agonists for Prostate Cancer Could Increase CVD Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

August 09, 2022

New research suggests there was a 53% greater 5-year risk of cardiovascular disease in men with type 2 diabetes who received a GnRH agonist for prostate cancer compared with their counterparts who did not receive GnRH agonists.

Real-World Data Links Rosuvastatin to Nephrotoxicity

July 22, 2022

An analysis of real-world EHR data from more than 900,000 statin users suggests use of rosuvastatin was associated with an 8% greater risk of hematuria, a 17% greater risk of proteinuria, and a 15% higher risk of developing kidney failure requiring replacement therapy such as dialysis or transplantation compared to atorvastatin use.

COVID-19 Infection Could Increase Risk of Developing Diabetes

July 19, 2022

An analysis of data from more than 450,000 patients in the UK details an 81% increase in the net incidence of diabetes in the first 4 weeks after contracting COVID-19, which remained elevated through weeks 5-12, compared to those who did not contract COVID-19.

PCOS Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Complications During Delivery

June 22, 2022

Data from a Johns Hopkins Medicine-led analysis provide insight into the risk of cardiovascular complications among women with polycystic ovary syndrome during delivery hospitalizations compared to their counterparts without PCOS.