Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Cardiovascular Health Cardiovascular Health en-us Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:47:09 UTC Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:47:09 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 Mild Coronary Artery Disease Puts Diabetics at Cardiovascular Risk New study results dispute the belief that diabetic patients with mild or non-obstructive coronary artery disease have a lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and death than their counterparts with obstructive disease. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 02:00:52 UTC Automated Reminders Improve Heart Disease Medication Adherence Patients with chronic cardiovascular disease who receive automated reminders for their prescription blood pressure and cholesterol medications are more likely to refill those drugs. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:04:01 UTC Trans Fat Consumption Still Exceeds AHA Recommendations Although trans fat intake has dropped over the past 30 years, most American adults still consume more than the amount recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA). Mon, 03 Nov 2014 03:23:01 UTC Cigarette Purchases Commonly Accompany Asthma Prescription Refills Even though smoking can exacerbate respiratory conditions and limit the efficacy of their treatment, patients often purchase cigarettes while filling prescriptions for asthma or antihypertensive drugs at pharmacies. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:02:10 UTC Psoriasis Severity Hikes Odds of Uncontrolled Hypertension Patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis are more likely to have uncontrolled hypertension. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:46:37 UTC Live MTM Outperforms Chart Review on Reducing Cholesterol Live medication therapy management (MTM) reduces low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol significantly more than standard, chart-review MTM. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:52:47 UTC Research Suggests Wine Protects Against CVD, But Only When Coupled With Exercise Wine consumption is cardioprotective, but only in patients who exercise, according to a new study. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:05:01 UTC