Prevention & Risk Reduction

The new analysis, published in JACC: Heart Failure, focused on patient data from the renowned COAPT trial. 

Physicians and patients may want to consider selecting ARBs instead of ACE inhibitors as an initial treatment for hypertension, based on a new analysis in Hypertension.

The authors tracked data from stroke patients, and healthy controls, between the ages of 15 and 49 years old. 

According to this new analysis, the risk of pregnancy-related complications increases incrementally with the number of cardiovascular risk factors present before the pregnancy. 

Risk factors such as a high waist circumference, hypertension, cigarette smoking and poor sleep quality put young adults at a greater risk of developing AFib.

The heart specialist emphasized the importance of plant-based options and warned against eating too many processed foods. 

It has long been believed that patients should not take statins while they are pregnant. Now, however, the FDA is emphasizing that there are certain exceptions to that rule.

Chronic coffee drinking is not associated with an increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias, according to new findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

The medication is approved for slowing CKD progression in patients with type 2 diabetes. It can also reduce a patient's risk of heart failure hospitalization and cardiovascular death. 

Researchers in Japan are focused on uncovering new data on the body's response to a high-fat diet, hoping their work can lead to improved treatment options in the future. 

The expert analysis includes insights taken from observational studies and large clinical trials.

In addition, the team reported, an EPA monotherapy appears to be more beneficial than a mix of EPA and DHA.

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