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A systematic review found a lack of direct evidence for assessing the benefits and harms of screening for treatment of dyslipidemia in younger adults.

 

 

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Theranos plans to appeal CMS sanctions

Theranos announced on Aug. 25 that the company plans on appealing sanctions the CMS levied against Theranos last month.

Adults with late-onset asthma may have increased risk of cardiovascular disease events

Adults with late-onset asthma had a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease events such as MI, stroke and heart failure compared with those who did not have asthma even after adjusting for age, sex and cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Adults have increased prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors years before atrial fibrillation diagnosis

Adults with atrial fibrillation have an increased prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors such as stroke, MI and heart failure years before they are diagnosed with the condition, according to an analysis of a large, community-based cohort.

AHRQ examines association between omega 3 fatty acids and cardiovascular disease

A systematic review from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found insufficient evidence regarding the effect of or association between omega 3 fatty acids and clinical or intermediate outcomes.

Almonds can help regulate cholesterol, reduce heart disease

For patients with high cholesterol, almonds may be able to help, according to new research.

AHA recommends children limit intake of added sugars

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.

Systematic review finds lack of evidence for dyslipidemia screening in younger adults

A systematic review found a lack of direct evidence for assessing the benefits and harms of screening for treatment of dyslipidemia in younger adults.

Adults with a history of gallstone disease may have increased risk of coronary heart disease

A meta-analysis of seven studies found adults with a history of gallstone disease had a 23 percent increased risk of coronary heart disease. The association was stronger for participants who were not obese, not diabetic or normotensive. At baseline, none of the participants had cancer or cardiovascular disease.

Physicians often under-recognize angina in patients with coronary artery disease

A multicenter, cross-sectional study found that physicians often did not recognize the frequency of angina in patients with coronary artery disease who were seen at cardiology outpatient practices.

Most patients do not adhere to treatment regimen after MI or atherosclerosis diagnosis

Two years after an MI, only 43 percent of patients were fully adherent to their guideline-indicated treatment regimens, according to a claims database analysis. The researchers also found that only 34 percent of patients with atherosclerosis were fully adherent following two years.

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