Cardiovascular Disease

Icosapent Ethyl Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Death, Study Shows

July 10, 2019

The omega-3 fatty acid icosapent ethyl lowered the risk of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, coronary revascularization or unstable angina by as much as 25 percent in a group of patients enrolled in a five-year clinical trial, according to researchers reporting in the Jan. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Processed Foods Linked to Heart Disease and Heightened Mortality Risk

June 12, 2019

A high consumption of ultra-processed foods (i.e. almost any consumable food item, except fresh fruits and vegetables) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality, show two studies in BMJ.

Treatment Recommendations for Cardiovascular Conditions with Thyroid Dysfunction

May 15, 2019

Thyroid hormones have a wide range of effects of the cardiovascular system. Too much or too little thyroiid hormones can induce or exacerbate existing cardiovascular disorders. In this article, we highlight the treatment recommendations for thyroid-related CVD events.