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Cardiology Management

New Guidelines For Using Nonstatin Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

2016 12 Jul

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released an "Expert Consensus Decision Pathway" document on the role of nonstatin therapies for low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol lowering in the management of cardiovascular disease risk. The document is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, Northwestern... Read more

Cardiology Management

Statin Intolerance is Real

2016 05 Apr

There is no doubt that statins have revolutionised cardiovascular care during the last two decades and have proven to be an effective and an inexpensive way to reduce LDL cholesterol.However, everyone cannot take statins and many complain of side effects including muscle pain, weakness and cramping. Many patients have to discontinue statins even if... Read more

Cardiology Management

One in Three Deaths Due to Cardiovascular Disease

2015 22 Dec

New statistics from the American Heart Association's 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update show that one of every three deaths in the U.S. in 2013 were from heart disease. The statistics also show that heart disease and stroke remain the No. 1 and No. 2 killers worldwide. Some of the key statistics from this new data include: Cardiovascular... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Disease, Stroke Invisible to Most Women

2015 10 Nov

Heart disease and stroke continue to be the number one killer of women in the U.S. One in three women die from heart disease and stroke every year. Death rates due to heart disease and stroke have declined among men but women's rates have declined at a much slower pace. It seems that women still do not seem to have a personal connection to the disease... Read more

IMAGING Management

Study Links Arterial Plaque with Diabetes, Cholesterol

2015 02 Jun

Results of a new study published in Radiology reveal that non-calcified arterial plaque is associated with diabetes, high systolic blood pressure and increased “bad” cholesterol levels in asymptomatic individuals. “Most information to date about coronary artery disease and cardiovascular risk factors in asymptomatic individuals has been derived from... Read more

Cardiology Management

Paediatric Cholesterol Guidelines for Young Adults Increase Statin Use

2015 09 Apr

According to an article published by JAMA Pediatrics, application of paediatric guidelines for lipid levels for persons 17 to 21 years of age who have elevated LDL-C levels could result in statin treatment for more than 400,000 additional young people than the adult guidelines. Adolescence is a common time for the emergence of cardiovascular risk factors.... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Statins Do Not Impair Memory or Cognitive Functioning

2015 15 Jan

The FDA recently issued a warning that statins could affect memory, attention span and other cognitive abilities of people who are using the drug to control their cholesterol levels. However, a comprehensive review of 25 clinical trials comprising of 47,000 people finds no link between statin use and changes in cognition. The systematic review was... Read more

Cardiology Management

CVD Programmes Reduce Deaths Over 40-Year Period

2015 13 Jan

A 40-year experiment targeting cardiovascular factors, conducted in a rural Maine county, demonstrated significant reductions in hospitalisation and death rates, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that changes in smoking, cholesterol control and other behaviours lead to an accumulative... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: Obesity Fuels Silent Heart Damage

2014 28 Nov

New research has found that obese people without overt heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels their risk for heart failure down the road. The findings, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure, challenge the current belief that much of the cardiovascular disease amongst overweight people is caused... Read more

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