Search Tag: Death Risk

Cardiology Management

Continued Statin Use Linked to Lower Death Risk

2017 25 Jul

A Brigham and Women's Hospital-led study published in Annals of Internal Medicine highlights the benefits of prolonged statin use. Researchers found that patients who continued receiving statins after experiencing an adverse reaction – e.g., muscle aches and pains or gastrointestinal symptoms – had lower rates of death and cardiovascular events. Among... Read more

Cardiology Management

Higher Death Risk for Short Sleepers with Metabolic Syndrome

2017 28 May

For people with a common cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, getting less than six hours of sleep a night may double their risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers randomly selected 1,344 adults (average age 49 years, 42 percent male) who agreed... Read more