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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Reducing salt intake to a healthier level appears to be beneficial for the gut microbiome and blood pressure, especially in females with untreated hypertension, according to researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
 
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There has been more attention been paid to the pulmonary complications of COVID-19, with less attention being paid to the cardiovascular complications that can result in death or impairment.
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This marks the first regulatory approval for aspirin plus ticagrelor dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with a high cardiovascular risk but without a history of heart attack or stroke.
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The work and expertise of a drug utilization pharmacist should be empowered and integrated earlier into a recall process.
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Paul Dobesh, PharmD, and James Groce III, PharmD, provide some final thoughts on the future of CAD/PAD management.
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Nearly 30% of the 2773 patients with COVID-19 received systemic coagulation during their time in the hospital.
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Key opinion leaders discuss the need to educate patients and physicians and the potential consequences of managing CAD/PAD without proper data support or understanding.
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Experts in the field of CAD/PAD management provide personal insight into interchanging anticoagulants and minimizing confusion of the different DOACs at 2.5-mg strength. 
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The statement is one of the first from the AHA to focus on providing evidence-based strategies for parents and caregivers to create a healthy food environment for young children.
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Top pharmacists consider the reasons for delays in implementing new data into the treatment guidelines for CAD/PAD.
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Evolocumab, when used with diet, can be used as monotherapy or in combination with other lipid-lowering agents for the prevention of cardiovascular events.
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According to a study, men have higher concentrations of ACE2 in their blood than women, which may be a potential explanation for why men are more susceptible to COVID-19.