Cardiovascular Disease

 
FDA Grants Label Expansion for Heart Failure Treatment
February 18, 2021

FDA approved the fixed-dose combination heart failure drug sacubitril/valsartan to reduce risk of CV death and hospitalization in patients with chronic heart failure.

ACC Policy Statement: Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccine for Highest-risk CVD Patients
February 16, 2021

To ensure COVID-19 vaccination priority for the sickest CVD patients, the ACC statement identifies highest risk conditions within CVD to aid clinician decision making.

A1c Variability Predicts CVD in Type 2 Diabetes, Hypoglycemia May Mediate Impact
February 08, 2021

Variability in A1c during the first 2 years after T2D diagnosis is a strong predictor of CV disease; study authors note the risk may be mediated by severe hypoglycemic episodes.