The Endocrinology Network® Cardiology clinical resource center is a hub of news related to cardiovascular health that is relevant to clinicians interested in endocrinology. A leading cause of death among diabetics and a threat for many with other endocrine diseases, this page will host relevant content about cardiology and cardiovascular disease including guideline updates, new studies and breakthroughs, and clinical perspective for practicing clinicians.

Skipped UACR Testing Often Leads to Missed Albuminuria in Patients with Diabetes, Hypertension

August 21, 2021

A new meta-analysis by investigators from Johns Hopkins details the prevalence of UACR testing in patient populations at increased risk of albuminuria, suggesting less than 40% of patients with diabetes underwent UACR testing and this figure dropped to less than 5% among patients with hypertension.

Pedometers, Activity Trackers Linked to Greater Improvements in Physical Activity in Randomized Trials

July 26, 2021

A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials suggest use of physical activity trackers, such as pedometers and accelerometers, were linked to increased levels of physical activity versus non-use in patients with cardiometabolic conditions.

Dapagliflozin Safe and Effective in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease, DAPA-CKD Analysis Finds

July 20, 2021

A prespecified analysis of patients with stage 4 CKD from DAPA-CKD suggests the magnitude of effects seen with dapagliflozin use among these patients was similar to that seen among patients with normal to moderately impaired kidney function from the trial.

FDA Panel Votes Against Roxadustat, Cites Risk of Thrombotic Events

July 16, 2021

The subject of a July 15 meeting, the FDA's Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted 13-1 and 12-2 against recommending approval of roxadustat for treatment of anemia in adult patients with chronic kidney disease not on dialysis and on dialysis, respectively.

Whole Grain Intake Linked to More Preferable Cardiometabolic Profile in Aging Adults, USDA-Funded Study Finds

July 13, 2021

An analysis of data from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort by investigators at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging suggests greater consumption of whole grains was associated with a more preferable cardiometabolic risk profile than lesser consumption or consumption of refined grains.