Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Cardiovascular Health http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/cardiovascular-health/condition-rss Cardiovascular Health en-us Sun, 02 Aug 2015 02:34:35 UTC Sun, 02 Aug 2015 02:34:35 UTC In-Depth Analysis of Amgen Cholesterol Drug Favored by FDA Panel http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/In-Depth-Analysis-of-Amgen-Cholesterol-Drug-Favored-by-FDA-Panel FDA officials have recommended approval for Amgen’s proposed cholesterol-lowering medication, evolocumab (Repatha). Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:17:00 UTC Underprivileged African-Americans Have Higher Risk for Heart Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Underprivileged-African-Americans-Have-Higher-Risk-for-Heart-Disease Recent research findings may help health care professionals participating in a new Affordable Care Act payment model identify patients at greatest risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Wed, 03 Jun 2015 01:00:00 UTC New Guidelines Lower Blood Pressure Target for Coronary Artery Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/New-Guidelines-Lower-Blood-Pressure-Target-for-Coronary-Artery-Disease Here are the key points and rationale behind the lower blood pressure target. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 01:00:00 UTC The Clinical Core of the JNC 8 Hypertension Guidelines http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/The-Clinical-Core-of-the-JNC-8-Hypertension-Guidelines The JNC 8 guidelines are based on 27 large clinical trials that are often discussed in isolation, but have never been aggregated into a single source until now. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:43:00 UTC New Cardiovascular Risk Score Has Unprecedented Accuracy Worldwide http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/New-Cardiovascular-Risk-Score-Has-Unprecedented-Accuracy-Worldwide A new cardiovascular risk estimator can accurately predict heart disease and stroke risk for anyone in the world aged 40 years or older. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:36:00 UTC Regular Aspirin Use Rising Among Older Adults http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Regular-Aspirin-Use-Rising-Among-Older-Adults While the FDA only recommends daily aspirin for patients who have experienced major cardiovascular events, about half of older adults in the United States take aspirin regularly. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 03:00:00 UTC FDA Approves New Chronic Heart Failure Medicine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/FDA-Approves-New-Chronic-Heart-Failure-Medicine Today’s approval of Amgen’s ivabradine makes it the first new chronic heart failure medicine that has been approved by the FDA in almost a decade. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:28:00 UTC mHealth Engages Heart Failure Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/mHealth-Engages-Heart-Failure-Patients Patients who use mobile-based telemonitoring systems for heart failure self-management feel more connected to the health care team. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:41:00 UTC How to Gauge 10-Year Atherosclerotic CVD Risk for Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/How-to-Gauge-10-Year-Atherosclerotic-CVD-Risk-for-Patients Patrick Curtin, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Coordinator at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey, addresses how to gauge 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk for patients relative to lifestyle, cholesterol, and obesity. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:49:00 UTC Changes to Guidelines on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/Changes-to-Guidelines-on-the-Treatment-of-Blood-Cholesterol Patrick Curtin, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Coordinator at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey, identifies some notable changes to previous guidelines as presented in the 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:17:00 UTC Dangers of Kids’ Energy Drink Intake Deserve Education http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Dangers-of-Kids-Energy-Drink-Intake-Deserve-Education Energy drink overconsumption has dangerous cardiac and neurologic consequences in adolescents. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:37:00 UTC Lipid Guidelines Could Boost Youths’ Statin Use http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Lipid-Guidelines-Could-Boost-Youths-Statin-Use Applying pediatric lipid guidelines to adolescents might result in more than 400,000 additional young adults taking statins. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 01:32:00 UTC Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease on the Rise Worldwide http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Deaths-from-Cardiovascular-Disease-on-the-Rise-Worldwide Despite a 39% decrease in age-specific mortality rates, deaths related to cardiovascular disease increased by 41% globally between 1990 and 2013. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:10:00 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 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