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An analysis of two cohort studies found that high dietary intake of major saturated fatty acids was associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in adults who had no chronic diseases at baseline.

Between 1983 and 2011, the incidence of coronary heart disease decreased by nearly 20 percent, according to an analysis of five observational cohort studies.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced the late-breaking clinical trials for its annual Scientific Sessions.

Truven Health Analytics released its 18th annual top 50 cardiovascular hospitals study Nov. 7. The annual list is based on public data sources, including the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) file, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare dataset and Medicare cost reports. 

People who were diagnosed with cancer at 15 to 19 years old and survived for at least five years had a 4.2 times higher risk of cardiac mortality compared with the general population of people of similar age and gender, according to an analysis of survivors of teenage and young adult cancer in England and Wales.

 

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Age-adjusted mean cholesterol levels significantly declined between 1999 and 2014

Between 1999 and 2014, the age-adjusted mean triglyceride, total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels decreased significantly in the U.S., according to a survey analysis.

Survey highlights concerns about job prospects for pediatric cardiologists

More than 75 percent of respondents to a survey mentioned that there were an adequate or excessive number of pediatric cardiologists, according to a report from major medical societies.

USPSTF releases draft recommendation on behavioral counseling for healthy diet, CVD prevention

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a draft recommendation statement Nov. 29 regarding behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and cardiovascular disease prevention among adults with no known risk factors.

Pediatricians usually do not diagnose or treat hypertension in children

Roughly 25 percent of pediatric patients with hypertension were diagnosed with the condition, according to a retrospective cohort study. In addition, only 10 percent of children with prehypertension were diagnosed.

High intake of saturated fatty acids may increase risk of coronary heart disease

An analysis of two cohort studies found that high dietary intake of major saturated fatty acids was associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in adults who had no chronic diseases at baseline.

Researchers identify protein that may help prevent heart disease

Researchers have discovered a protein called ALK1 that plays a role in the buildup of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in blood vessels.

AHA, AMA collaborate on Target: BP program to decrease MIs, strokes

More than 400 medical practices, providers and health systems are working on Target: BP, an initiative from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA).

Thiazide-type diuretics may reduce risk of hip, pelvic fractures in adults with hypertension

After nearly five years of follow-up, adults with hypertension who received chlorthalidone had a 21 percent lower risk of hip and pelvic fractures compared with those who received lisinopril or amlodipine, according to a post hoc analysis of a randomized trial.

AHA 2016: Presence of CAC may help determine risk of ASCVD in women

Approximately one-third of women who were at low atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk had coronary artery calcium (CAC), according to a meta-analysis of five population-based cohorts.

AHA 2016: CPR following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest improves survival in children

A registry analysis found that providing bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was associated with an improvement in survival and neurologically favorable survival in children younger than 18 years old. However, bystander CPR only occurred in 46.5 percent of the out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.

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