Cardiovascular Disease

CHD Prevalence in US Shows No Significant Change, According to BRFSS Analysis
January 19, 2022

Coronary heart disease prevalence in the US between 2011 and 2018 saw a statistically insignificant change, from 6.2% to 6.0%, respectively.

Less than 1 in 5 US Adults Meeting Heart Health Goals, According to AHA Scientific Statement
January 17, 2022

Available therapies combined with new approaches that address social determinants of health and other barriers to care can help, suggests new statement.

Obesity Expert Highlights 2021 Research Success, Looks to 2022 and Beyond
January 17, 2022

WATCH: The FDA approval of semaglutide 2.4 mg for adults with obesity was "by far the big event in 2021," said Donna Ryan, MD. More from our look back/look ahead interview, here.

Certain Cardiovascular Conditions, Risks May be Worse for Cognition in Middle-aged Women
January 06, 2022

A Mayo Clinic study found certain cardiovascular conditions and risk factors are more strongly associated with cognitive decline in middle-aged women than men.

American Diabetes Association Publishes Standards of Medical Care for 2022
January 04, 2022

The ADA's annual update to its comprehensive evidence-based standards includes new guidance on diabetes screening, first-line therapies, and comorbid NAFLD/NASH.

Finerenone Reduces Risk of Incident HF in Patients with T2D + CKD in FIGARO-DKD Analyses
December 15, 2021

Finerenone, the nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, significantly reduced new-onset HF and improved other HF outcomes in the FIGARO-DKD trial.

Smoking Outcomes May Improve ASCVD Risk Prediction, Suggests New Analysis
December 14, 2021

In a new retrospective analysis, including smoking history in the 2013 ACC/AHA pooled cohort equations significantly improved ASCVD risk prediction.

Persistent Dyspnea in Patients with Long COVID-19 May Indicate Heart Issues
December 13, 2021

New research presented at EuroEcho 2021 may help explain why some patients with long COVID-19 experience persistent dyspnea even 1 year after recovery.

CARDIOLOGY: 2021 Clinical Focus Collection
December 10, 2021

AHA Scientific Sessions 2021 recap, tests of clinical knowledge, expert interviews, and more in this roundup from Patient Care Online.

Guideline Toplines: 2021 Clinical Focus Collection
December 08, 2021

The Guideline Toplines slide-show feature offers busy primary care physicians at-a-glance summaries of new and updated clinical guidelines across therapeutic areas.