Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Cardiovascular Health 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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