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17-07-2020 | Diabetes | News | Article

Updated meta-analysis confirms prediabetes link with mortality, CVD risk

Prediabetes is associated with an elevated risk for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events, both in the general population and in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, shows an updated meta-analysis published in The BMJ.

16-06-2020 | Diabetes | News | Article

VERTIS-CV: Similar MACE risk with ertugliflozin vs placebo in type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes and established atherosclerotic disease who are treated with the SGLT2 inhibitor ertugliflozin have a similar risk for major adverse cardiovascular events to those given placebo, shows the VERTIS-CV trial.

13-06-2020 | Diabetes | News | Article

Icosapent ethyl lowers cardiovascular risk in people with diabetes

Icosapent ethyl reduces the risk for first and total cardiovascular events in statin-treated patients with diabetes, suggests a subgroup analysis of the REDUCE-IT trial.

28-04-2020 | Diabetes | News | Article

Updated analysis shows cardiovascular benefits of type 2 diabetes therapies

Glucose-lowering drugs or strategies reduce the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events and death in people with or at risk for type 2 diabetes, but their impact on heart failure may depend on weight loss, shows an updated systematic review and meta-analysis.

02-04-2020 | Diabetes | News | Article

Add-on rivaroxaban has cardiovascular benefits irrespective of diabetes status

The addition of rivaroxaban to aspirin results in a similar relative reduction in the risk for cardiovascular events among patients with stable atherosclerosis and a history of atherosclerotic disease regardless of whether or not they have diabetes, suggests a subgroup analysis of the COMPASS trial.

31-03-2020 | Diabetes | News | Article

Cardioprotective benefits of dapagliflozin extend beyond people with diabetes

Treatment with dapagliflozin is associated with a significant reduction in the risk for heart failure worsening or cardiovascular death in people with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction regardless of whether or not they have diabetes, shows an exploratory analysis of DAPA-HF trial data.

26-02-2020 | Diabetes | News | Article

Urgent action needed to improve dysglycemia screening in patients with heart disease

More than half of people with coronary artery disease have impaired glucose tolerance, yet many are unaware of this or are undertreated despite knowledge of their condition, results of the EUROASPIRE V survey show.

04-02-2020 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Multidisciplinary approach needed for rheumatology patients with coronary artery disease

An analysis of percutaneous coronary intervention outcomes among people with rheumatic diseases suggests that those with systemic sclerosis have an elevated risk for multiple in-hospital complications, while patients with systemic lupus erythematosus have an increased bleeding risk.

30-01-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

ESMO cardiovascular toxicity care recommendations released

Read more on these guidelines here

05-12-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Children of mothers with diabetes may have elevated CVD risk

Children born to mothers with diabetes have a higher risk for early-onset, non-congenital cardiovascular disease in childhood and early adulthood than those born to mothers without diabetes, suggest findings from a large observational study.

04-09-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Real-world data verify cardioprotective benefits of SGLT2 inhibitors

Real-world data published in The BMJ confirm the cardioprotective benefits of SGLT2 inhibitor use, relative to DPP-4 inhibitor use, in people with type 2 diabetes.

02-09-2019 | Oncology | Main feed | Article

Elevated cardiovascular risk seen in survivors of most common cancers

Survivors of the 20 most common site-specific cancers, including lung and prostate, are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease in the years that follow diagnosis and treatment, show data published in The Lancet.

01-09-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

THEMIS: No overall benefit of ticagrelor in people with diabetes, coronary artery disease

Findings from the THEMIS trial suggest that the addition of ticagrelor to aspirin treatment reduces the incidence of ischemic cardiovascular events among people with type 2 diabetes and stable coronary artery disease, but at the cost of an increased risk for major bleeding, resulting in an unfavorable risk:benefit ratio.

19-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Meta-analysis demonstrates cardioprotective effect of GLP-1 receptor agonists

Treatment with glucagon-like peptide receptor agonists reduces the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events among people with type 2 diabetes, indicate findings from a large meta-analysis.

08-08-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

NSAIDs contribute ‘substantially’ to increased CVD risk in osteoarthritis

People with osteoarthritis have a significantly higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease than those without, and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs mediates a considerable proportion of this association, researchers report.

06-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Support for metformin cardioprotective effect

Findings from the SAVOR-TIMI 53 trial suggest that metformin treatment reduces cardiovascular and all-cause mortality but not nonfatal cardiovascular disease events, but a meta-analysis points to wider benefits.

23-07-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Low IGF1 levels predict CV risk in RA patients

Low levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 are associated with increased rates of cardiovascular events among women with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers report.

01-07-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

OA patients at increased risk for multiple comorbidities

People with osteoarthritis are significantly more likely than those without to have multiple comorbidities, particularly stroke, peptic ulcers, and the metabolic syndrome, show results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational data.

27-06-2019 | Oncology | News | Article

Chest radiation increases cardiac risk in NSCLC patients

Patients with locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer have a high risk for major adverse cardiac events after radiotherapy that may warrant a reduction in cardiac radiation dose, study findings indicate.

06-06-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Atherosclerotic plaque burden may aid CV risk prediction in psoriatic disease

Increased atherosclerotic plaque burden, as estimated by carotid ultrasound, is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular events in patients with psoriatic disease, Canadian researchers report.

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