Heart Disease and Diabetes

Current news, research and studies about heart disease, including stroke, cardiac arrest, clogged arteries, embolisms, stents, bypass surgery, statins, and more.

Ambulance EMT Unit - Single Low Blood Sugar Emergency Increases Risk of Death and Heart Disease

Single Hypoglycemic Emergency Raises Risk of Death within 3 years for Diabetics, Says Study

Alarming study showed that within three years of a dangerously low blood sugar episode requiring an emergency department visit, one-third of those in the...
Photo of Women Exercising - People Should be Counseled on Physical Activity by Clinicians

Easy Way to Cut Disease Risk: Assess Physical Activity

A new study looked at the benefits when clinicians counsel patients on their physical activity - and how routine assessments lower the risk of...
Image of Body Shapes. Diabetes Risk Tied to Body Shape

Body Shape Tied to Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease Risk

Study details the relationship between certain body shapes and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other health issues. A study from...
Photo of Simple Leg Exercises Prevent Diabetes Complications

Study: Simple Leg Exercises Can Help Diabetic Heart Health

A UBC study has found that a few simple leg exercises can reduce the risk of diabetes complications, improve blood vessel function and lower...
Photo: Expenses of Co-pays for Insurance Plans

Affect of Health Plan Deductibles on Diabetes, Chronic Illnesses

Newly released details from a study published in JAMA finds that even low deductible plans can mean high out-of-pocket costs for people living with...
Man Grabbing Chest - Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

Fenofibrate May Cut Heart Disease Risk in T2 Diabetics

A new study shows that the drug fenofibrate might reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, in patients with...
Photo of Pills - New Drug Prevents Clogged Arteries

New Drug May Prevent Artery Disease in Diabetics and High-Risk Patients

University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers have found a pharmaceutical approach to prevent vascular disease in high-risk people, such as those living with...
Pizza with Ham: Americans Are Eating Too Much Sodium, Not Enough Potassium

Americans Consuming Too Much Sodium, Not Enough Potassium

Most Americans are consuming too much sodium, and not enough potassium, with some differences based on sex and ethnicity. A majority of Americans consume too...
Photo of Tai Chi Class - Obesity Now Ties Cancer as Top Health Threat

Obesity Taken as Seriously as Cancer, Worse than Heart Disease

Americans now take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it's an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation's leading killer. Understanding of...
Brazil facing rise in chronic conditions

Burden of Chronic Conditions on Latin-American, Caribbean Health Systems Increasing

Six Latin American and Caribbean countries continue to face challenges managing more complex health needs related to certain diseases and conditions. The health systems of...
coronary artery bypass grafting surgery

Diabetes and CABG Surgery: Arteries Lead to Better Outcomes

More diabetic patients survive when only arteries are used for bypasses during coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, according to new findings. Diabetic patients who undergo...
Salmon - Good Source of Good Cholesterol

Too Much ‘Good’ Cholesterol Not So Good, Leads to Premature Death

Researchers were surprised to learn that too much 'good' cholesterol increases a person's risk of dying early, the same result as when their levels...
Trevo device for Stroke

Devices to Reduce Disability in Stroke Patients Cleared for Marketing

The FDA has approved the marketing of two devices from Trevo that, when used within 6-hours of the onset of stroke symptoms, can reduce...
Sugar Industry Blames Fat for Heart Disease

Sugar Industry Cherry Picked Data to Blame Fat for CHD

A disturbing report published by JAMA details the lengths the sugar industry has gone to since the 1950's to cast fat as the cause...
Doctors Not Following Guidelines on Diabetes and Statins

38% of At-Risk Diabetics Not Getting Recommended Treatment

Research reveals important gaps in care, showing that certain people with diabetes are not being prescribed treatment by their doctors that could prevent cardiovascular...
Pollution and Diabetes

Air Pollution Increases Diabetes Risk, Says New Study

According to researchers, people who are exposed to greater levels of air pollution where they live have a greater risk of developing diabetes, as...

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