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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Researchers find a link between bacterial infections and the development of late diabetic complications and coronary heart disease.
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Vitamin K levels show observational relationship with risk of death in older population. 
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Two experts discuss proper treatment for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and coronary artery disease (CAD). 
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Individuals covered via high-deductible health care plans not found to have a greater risk of heart attack or stroke. 
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The researchers found that the effect of ACE inhibitors does not appreciably affect the levels of ACE2 enough to support any changes in the clinical use of these medications.
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The new findings suggest that screening and proper management of prediabetes may help to prevent CVD in otherwise healthy individuals, or primary prevention, as well as those with existing heart problems, or secondary prevention, according to the study. 
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An increasing amount of evidence points to the possibility of COVID-19 causing cardiovascular-neurological dysfunction.
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Angiotensin peptides are short proteins that regulate the cardiovascular system and are altered in patients with heart failure and those with COVID-19, according to the press release.
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Poor cardiorespiratory fitness can lead to premature death and high blood pressure. 

 
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Exercise found to reduce the risk of high blood pressure even in polluted areas. 
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The Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV (REPRIEVE) study has played a key role in helping the health care industry look closer at the disproportionate risk of comorbidities, such as chronic liver and kidney disease, physical function impairment and frailty, premature reproductive aging, and cancer in patients with HIV.
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Investigators have found that shear stress caused by aortic valve stenosis activates white blood cells, leading to potentially harmful inflammation, which in turn accelerates heart disease.