A report in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that a group of drugs currently under development for the treatment of Type II diabetes caused both increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure in animal studies.
People with prehypertension are at much higher risk of heart attack and heart disease, according to a study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Some doctors prescribe metformin, the most widely used type 2 diabetes treatment drug, for patients also suffering from congestive heart failure or kidney dysfunction or both despite clear warnings on drug packaging not to do so.
The number of Americans who are hospitalized for stroke continues to increase, but the death rate is declining, according to a recent report.
Study results found that the diabetes medication pioglitazone HCl reduced carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT).
Researchers have found new evidence that buckwheat, a grain used in making pancakes and soba noodles, may be beneficial in the management of diabetes.
A new study has discovered that supplements of lipoic acid can inhibit formation of arterial lesions, lower triglycerides, and reduce blood vessel inflammation and weight gain - all key issues for addressing cardiovascular disease.
Aspirin conclusively reduces the risk of a first heart attack by 32%, according to a new report.
In an analysis of data from several studies, watching television for 2-3 hours per day or more was associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular disease and all-cause death.
Recent findings have called into question the notion that pharmacologic increases in HDL cholesterol levels are necessarily beneficial to patients.
Tea is a rich source of dietary flavonoids, which have been shown to have a protective effect against ischemic heart disease through their antioxidant properties.
Having diabetes should not automatically disqualify you from being considered for a heart transplant, according to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Stroke patients who have hyperglycemia at the time of admission to the hospital for treatment of the stroke are at higher risk of death than stroke patients with normal blood sugar levels, according to a recent study.
Advanced heart failure patients with diabetes who are treated with insulin faced a mortality rate four times higher than heart failure patients with diabetes treated with oral medications.
Less costly, traditional diuretics work better than newer medicines to treat high blood pressure and prevent some forms of heart disease.
The majority of patients who take baby or coated aspirin to prevent strokes are not getting the blood-thinning results they may need to help avoid these health threats.