Marijuana linked to higher PAD risk
A large study found marijuana users had almost four times the risk of peripheral artery disease, but no higher risk of death or coronary...
HFpEF: New guidelines are pertinent for primary care
We should be thinking about HFpEF when we see adults with shortness of breath and/or fatigue and reduced exercise capacity, particularly in the...
AHA urges action against racial inequities in stroke care
Insufficient research attention has been paid to reducing inequities in rehabilitation, recovery, and social reintegration, the writing group says...
Gestational HTN, preeclampsia worsen long-term risk for ischemic, nonischemic heart failure
The current study “is an important step” for its finding that hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are associated separately with both ischemic and...
Statins appear to guard against liver disease progression
This study “continues the theme that cholesterol-lowering statins are good for a lot more things than just lowering cholesterol.”
High cholesterol in seniors: Use statins for primary prevention?
Statins may be reasonable to prescribe, even given the risks that have been linked to statins, such as that for muscle pain.
Bundled strategy increased preteen lipid screening
An intervention included in-office testing, provider education, and EMR updates.
FDA expands use of dapagliflozin to broader range of HF
The sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor was previously approved in the United States for adults with heart failure with reduced ejection...
AHA flags differing CVD risk in Asian American subgroups
Together, T2D and ASCVD are the leading causes of illness and death among Asian American adults, but there is significant variability in...
Statin misinformation on social media flagged by AI
Using artificial intelligence to analyze large amounts of information from social media platforms generated novel insights into public perceptions...