Cardiovascular Health

The Pharmacy Times® Cardiovascular Health resource center provides clinical news and articles, information about upcoming conferences and meetings, updated clinical trial listings, and other resources.

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High blood pressure may be an accelerant of cognitive decline in middle-aged and older adults, according to research published in Hypertension.
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New treatment approach is designed to treat retracted blood clots, which form over extended periods of time and are especially dense.
 
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Smoking was associated with not only a greater risk of disease, but also an increased risk of severe COVID-19. 

 
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The current study provides characterization of a lipid-rich necrotic core, a dangerous type of coronary plaque made up of dead cells and cell debris that is prone to rupture, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
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In patients with severe cardiac failure, the extreme emaciation of the body is a potential result and has been termed cardiac cachexia.
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Women have a 20% higher risk than men of dying or facing heart failure, and they typically experience NSTEMI heart attacks.
 
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There are compelling reasons to use sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, according to a session at the 2020 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition.
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Accurate blood pressure measurement is crucial to diagnose hypertension and guide treatment.
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Female patients being treated for heart attack also tend to be older and have more complicated medical histories. 

 
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The objective of the study was to quantify glucocorticoid dose-dependent cardiovascular risk in people with 6 immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.
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In recent years, digital health devices have offered pathways for patients to record and send data, which may ultimately encourage the patient to be more interactive in their disease management.
 
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Researchers found that COVID-19 severity was linked to cardiovascular risk factors, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.