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Interventions can reverse clustering of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors

The Indian population is particularly susceptible to cardiovascular (CV) risk factors such as visceral adiposity and insulin resistance. However, few large studies have examined CV risk factors in the Indian population. An understanding the clustering of risk factors can provide vital clues for prevention and treatment. In a recent cross-sectional… 

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Blunted morning BP surge may increase risk of cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients

Due to the increased morning incidence of cardiovascular (CV) events, researchers have hypothesized that surges in blood pressure (BP) in the early morning hours may raise the risk of CV events such as myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and sudden cardiac death. “This study adds to the growing body of information… 

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Age-based coronary artery disease study supports the case for Indian-specific lipid management guidelines

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Researchers in Northern India have found that patients ≤45 years diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD) have higher lipid levels than CAD patients aged 55 to 75 years, according to a recently published study. “Our study reconfirms that the mean lipid levels in North Indian patients inflicted with CAD are… 

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Economic development, healthcare infrastructure influence hyperlipidemia risk in patients with cardiovascular disease

A recent cohort study published in Circulation found that indices of economic development and health-system performance in different countries were found to significantly impact the odds of elevated total cholesterol in patients with hyperlipidemia and a history of cardiovascular disease. Prevalence of coronary heart disease is on the rise in… 

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Use of beta-blockers and aspirin in cancer patients with acute myocardial infarction prolongs survival

In patients with cancer who had an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) the use of beta-blockers and aspirin were each associated with improved survival. The population was primarily comprised of patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). This was the main finding of a recent observational study published in Clinical Cardiology…. 

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Study links calcium supplementation to risk for heart disease

Calcium supplements are commonly recommended to the elderly and post-menopausal women for optimal maintenance of bone health. Previous research has reported that a higher calcium intake may lead to a decrease in risk factors for myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. “In a country… 

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Innovative strategies monitor volume status in heart failure

Heart failure is a common disease with high morbidity and mortality. Based on disease-specific estimates of prevalence and incidence rates of heart failure, it is estimated that the prevalence of heart failure in India due to coronary heart disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and rheumatic heart disease range from 1.3 million… 

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