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LDL is causal to atherosclerosis, John M. Chapman, Paris, France.
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LDL is causal to atherosclerosis, John M. Chapman, Paris, France.

Author finds strong evidence for the causality of LDL for CVD

Coffee linked to reduced risk of heart failure and stroke | AHA
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Coffee linked to reduced risk of heart failure and stroke | AHA

Researchers used machine learning to analyze data from the Framingham Heart Study.

Plant based diet associated with reduced HF risk | AHA
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Plant based diet associated with reduced HF risk | AHA

Prior research has demonstrated the role of diet in atherosclerosis risk.

Heart failure associated with methamphetamine use increasing among US veterans | AHA
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Heart failure associated with methamphetamine use increasing among US veterans | AHA

Meth use among veterans more than quadrupled in a decade.

Driving a Tesla didn’t trip the defibrillator | AHA
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Driving a Tesla didn’t trip the defibrillator | AHA

Electric vehicles may be safe to use for individuals with cardiac defibrillators.

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Combination therapy in Stage 2 hypertension doubles population achieving BP targets

Versus monotherapy, more patients benefit with no difference in tolerability.

  • Clinical Summaries from J Clin Lipidol
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Omega-3 supplements may lower cardiac death risk | Meta-analysis

Results from a meta-analysis of 14 RCTs.

NOACs associated with lower risks of adverse renal outcomes than warfarin
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NOACs associated with lower risks of adverse renal outcomes than warfarin

Dabigatran and rivaroxaban, in particular, may be associated with lower risks of adverse renal outcomes.

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Pathologic pediatric murmur: simple technique can rule it out.

A reliable clinical tool for distinguishing the pathological from the positional.

Sixth-graders can learn and perform CPR effectively | AHA
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Sixth-graders can learn and perform CPR effectively | AHA

Some states already require Hands-Only CPR training for high school graduation.

Sudden cardiac mortality rate seven times higher among young Danish with diabetes | AHA
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Sudden cardiac mortality rate seven times higher among young Danish with diabetes | AHA

Young were found be eight times more likely to die from any kind of heart disease.

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Liraglutide’s CV benefit seen only when added to metformin

Significant real-life differences seen when liraglutide was combined with sulfonylureas vs metformin.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Am Coll Cardiol
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DASH diet plus low sodium substantially reduces BP

Study reports dietary effects by baseline BP strata.

Latinos less aware of AEDs | AHA
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Latinos less aware of AEDs | AHA

26% of Latinos reported not knowing what an AED was, compared to 5% of non-Latinos