Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Cardiovascular Health http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/cardiovascular-health/condition-rss Cardiovascular Health en-us Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:08:56 UTC Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:08:56 UTC Hypertension Management: Making Sense of the Guidelines http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Hypertension-Management-Making-Sense-of-the-Guidelines A veritable alphabet soup of hypertension guidelines have been released over the past year. Here is what you need to know. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:33:00 UTC PTSD May Promote Heart Failure http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/PTSD-May-Promote-Heart-Failure Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder face greater odds of developing heart failure. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:35:00 UTC Stopping Statins May Benefit End-of-Life Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Stopping-Statins-May-Benefit-End-of-Life-Patients Patients with limited life expectancy may see improvement in their quality of life if they stop taking statins. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:00:00 UTC Health-System Variables Improve Medication Adherence in Medicare Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Health-System-Variables-Improve-Medication-Adherence-in-Medicare-Patients As the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services places a greater emphasis on medication adherence through its star ratings, pharmacists and other health care professionals continue to seek ways to improve adherence among seniors. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 03:17:00 UTC Highlights from ACC 15 Scientific Session http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Highlights-from-ACC-15-Scientific-Session The 2015 American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session and Expo featured the latest discoveries in cardiovascular research. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:04:00 UTC Cardiac Screening in ED Patients Could Produce Colossal Cost Savings http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Cardiac-Screening-in-ED-Patients-Could-Produce-Colossal-Cost-Savings Screening men with erectile dysfunction (ED) for cardiac risk factors could save the health care system $28 billion over a 20-year period. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:00:00 UTC 3 Biggest Statin Myths Debunked http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/3-Biggest-Statin-Myths-Debunked In light of misrepresented statistics and overstated fears about statin-related adverse events, here are 3 of the biggest myths your patients may have heard about these life-saving medications—and the facts Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 UTC Statins May Not Reduce Parkinson’s Risk After All http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Statins-May-Not-Reduce-Parkinsons-Risk-After-All Casting doubt on previous conjectures, a new study suggests that statins do not protect patients against Parkinson’s disease. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:00:00 UTC Bleeding Risk Boosted When NSAIDs Added to Antithrombotics After Heart Attack http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Bleeding-Risk-Boosted-When-NSAIDs-Added-to-Antithrombotics-After-Heart-Attack Even short-term treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is associated with significant increases in bleeding and cardiovascular event risk in patients receiving antithrombotic therapy after a heart attack. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:07:00 UTC Light Activity Heavily Impacts Seniors’ Hearts http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Light-Activity-Heavily-Impacts-Seniors-Hearts Simple physical activity such as moving around the house can have a substantial effect on seniors’ cardiovascular health. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:39:00 UTC Heart Attack Risk Increases After Angry Outbursts http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Heart-Attack-Risk-Increases-After-Angry-Outbursts The risk of heart attack is 8.5 times higher in the 2 hours following bursts of intense anger, suggests research from the University of Sydney. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:00:00 UTC Statin Risks May Outweigh Benefits http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Statin-Risks-May-Outweigh-Benefits While statins can effectively reduce cholesterol levels, a new study has found that the medications leave much to be desired in terms of substantially improving cardiovascular symptoms. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:21:00 UTC Inaccuracies Revealed in Cardiovascular Risk Calculators http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Inaccuracies-Revealed-in-Cardiovascular-Risk-Calculators The clinical risk calculators incorporated into dyslipidemia treatment guidelines may overestimate a patient’s risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:00:00 UTC Best Times to Intervene in Hypertension Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Best-Times-to-Intervene-in-Hypertension-Treatment New research published in the British Medical Journal has answered some of the most basic questions about treating hypertension. Sun, 08 Feb 2015 06:00:00 UTC Pharmacists’ Heart Risks Worsening Despite Health Expertise http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacists-Heart-Risks-Worsening-Despite-Health-Expertise Despite having adequate knowledge on cardiovascular risk factors, pharmacists and other health care professionals showed significant increases in systemic arterial hypertension and excessive weight gain across a 20-year study. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:09:00 UTC Chronic Insomniacs Have Higher Hypertension Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Chronic-Insomniacs-Have-Higher-Hypertension-Risk What’s keeping insomniacs awake at night might also be raising their blood pressure. Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:00:00 UTC Pneumonia Hospitalization Raises Cardiovascular Disease Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pneumonia-Hospitalization-Raises-Cardiovascular-Disease-Risk Hospitalization for pneumonia increases a patient’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a paper published in the January 20, 2015 edition of JAMA. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:00:00 UTC Pharmacists Improve Statin Prescribing Practices http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacists-Improve-Statin-Prescribing-Practices A collaborative, pharmacist-led intervention targeted at health care professionals improves statin prescribing and lowers the risk of atherosclerotic events in patients with cardiovascular disease. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:49 UTC Hypoglycemia Initiates Cardiovascular Issues in Diabetics http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Hypoglycemia-Initiates-Cardiovascular-Issues-in-Diabetics Scientists from the Diabetes Research Centre at the University of Leicester have identified a link between low blood glucose levels and adverse cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:00:38 UTC Cocaine Use Quadruples Cardiac Death Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Cocaine-Use-Quadruples-Cardiac-Death-Risk New research posits that cocaine use quadruples the risk of sudden cardiovascular death among individuals aged 19 to 49 years. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:17:48 UTC