As obesity remains one of the biggest risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes, prevention methods through medication seem to be lagging behind those prescribed for patients who have already developed diabetes. 

Providing treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease did not prevent them from having cardiovascular events, according to a secondary prevention randomized trial.

In May 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society released a consensus statement recommending that remote monitoring become the standard of care for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices. The panel argued that remote monitoring helped check the devices’ electronic integrity and functionality and improved patient adherence.

An analysis of two databases found that measuring frailty could help predict mortality and functional status at six months or later after older adults undergo cardiac surgery.

Children between 2 and 18 years old should consume 25 grams or less of added sugars per day, while children younger than 2 years old should avoid added sugars, according to an American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement. The AHA, which published the statement online in Circulation on Aug. 22, noted that 25 grams was equivalent to six teaspoons, or approximately 100 calories.