Tag Archives: cardiovascular

Metabolic syndrome associated with all-cause mortality in older women, but not older men

The presence of metabolic syndrome is associated with all-cause mortality in women aged 70 to 79 years, while no significant risk was found in similarly aged men. This was the finding of a recent cohort study that sought to determine the association of metabolic syndrome with all-cause mortality in older… 

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Shifting strategies needed to curb noncommunicable diseases in India

An estimated 5.2 million deaths per year in India are caused by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and the number is expected to grow in the coming decades. “Physicians have an important role to play—not only as caregivers but also as counselors, educators, and community leaders. They can convey the message that… 

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Galectin-3 identifies subset of heart failure patients who can benefit from a statin

Blood levels of the carbohydrate-binding protein galectin-3 identified patients with ischemic heart failure who derived significant clinical benefit from rosuvastatin in the Controlled Rosuvastatin Multinational Trial in Heart Failure (CORONA) trial. A substudy of CORONA demonstrated that patients with blood levels of galectin-3 <19.0 ng/mL at the start of the… 

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Prolonged venous thromboembolism prophylaxis with aspirin appears safe and effective

While once thought to be rare, recent data published by Lee and colleagues suggest the incidence of venous thromboembolism (eg, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) is on the rise in India, accounting for about 17.5 per 10,000 hospital admissions. Unfortunately, approximately 20% of patients experiencing an unprovoked venous thromboembolism… 

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Simply measuring inter-arm systolic blood pressures (SBPs) can help you assess a patient’s risk of vascular disease or death

Most doctors know that identifying and treating patients with vascular disease can be difficult. A recent meta-analysis found that measuring inter-arm blood pressures can help you determine which patients are at greater risk for vascular disease or death. Patients with a large inter-arm SBP difference need a vascular assessment, because… 

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