Cardiovascular Disease


Exposure to Diabetes in the Womb Could Increase Heart Disease Risk

September 30, 2020

An analysis of nearly 300k offspring suggests those exposed to diabetes in the womb were at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease events and risk factors in young adulthood.

Increased Number of Menopause Symptoms Tied to Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk

September 29, 2020

An analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative is offering clinicians a look into the impact of menopause symptoms on cardiovascular health in older women.

David Cherney, MD: SGLT2 Inhibitors and Prescribing Responsibility

September 28, 2020

An associate professor from University of Toronto discusses whose responsibility it is to prescribe SGLT2 inhibitors to patients.

Pediatric Asthma Treatment Could Increase Risk of Diabetes, Other Conditions

September 18, 2020

New research suggests children treated with high-doses of oral glucocorticoids could be at a greater risk of diabetes, hypertension, and venous thromboembolism.

Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Could Predict ASCVD Later in Life

September 17, 2020

Data from the WHI indicates adverse pregnancy outcomes were associated with increased risk of ASCVD later in life.

Matthew Budoff, MD: Clinical Usefulness of CAC Scores

September 11, 2020

An interview examining the use of coronary artery calcium scores for predicting CV events and stroke risk in real-world settings.

Cardiometabolic Health Fellowships: The Answer or Part of the Problem?

September 06, 2020

Melissa Young, MD, offers perspective on the push to create cardiometabolic fellowships versus making endocrinology a more desirable field.

CV Benefit of Dulaglutide Present Regardless of Background Metformin Use

September 05, 2020

An analysis from ESC Congress 2020 is shedding further light on the effects of dulaglutide in patients with and without background metformin use.

DAPA-CKD Details Effects of Dapagliflozin on CKD in Diabetics and Nondiabetics

September 04, 2020

Full results of DAPA-CKD further inform clinicians on dapagliflozin and use of SGLT2 inhibitors in those with and without diabetes.

Galectin-3 Plasma Levels Help Predict Cardiovascular Events in Diabetics

September 03, 2020

An ESC Congress 2020 study details the predictive value of galectin-3 levels for predicting risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes

Joshua Denson, MD: Impact of Metabolic Syndrome in COVID-19 Patients

September 02, 2020

A podcast featuring the lead investigator of a recent study examining impact of metabolic syndrome on COVID-19 outcomes in a pair of New Orleans-based hospitals.

HbA1c Levels Could Help Predict Heart Attack Risk Regardless of Sex

August 31, 2020

Analysis of the UK Biobank cohort details associations between increased HbA1c levels and risk of myocardial infarction in patients regardless of sex.

Study Details Trends and Outcomes of Stroke in Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

August 27, 2020

A look at nationwide data from an 11-year period gives physicians a greater understanding of predictors, trends, and outcomes associated with stroke in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

CAC More Effective for CVD, Mortality Prediction in Female vs Male Diabetics

August 25, 2020

Data from more than 4500 diabetics suggest CAC was better at predicting CVD and all-cause mortality in women than in men.

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Linked to Increase Risk of Menopausal Symptoms

August 19, 2020

New research is shedding light on the association between a history of hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and risk of menopausal symptoms later in life.

Sex Hormone Levels and Risk of Heart Failure in Older Men, Postmenopausal Women

August 11, 2020

An analysis of data from the ARIC study is detailing associations between lower levels of sex hormones and risk of incident heart failure in older adults.

Antibiotic Use Tied to Increased Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Type 1 Diabetics

August 06, 2020

Data from a prospective cohort study in Europe indicates increased antibiotic use and LPS activity levels were tied to increased incidence of coronary heart disease events.

Certain Reproductive Factors Signal Increased Risk of Coronary Artery Disease in Women

August 06, 2020

Having 3 or more pregnancies, a shorter reproductive life span, or early age at menopause onset were linked to increased risk of CAD in a recent study.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

August 04, 2020

An analysis of more than 60k women suggests those with polycystic ovary syndrome were 19% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.

Quantifying the Risk of Recurrent, New-Onset Heart Failure with Diabetes

August 02, 2020

A systematic review and meta-analysis is detailing the risks of new-onset and recurrent heart failure, separately, in patients with diabetes mellitus.