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Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes: Diabetes is an inflammatory, cardiometabolic disease. It elevates nearly every cardiovascular risk factor, and most diabetes patients will die from cardiovascular disease. However, insights from new clinical research along with patient education provide new edges to improve cardiovascular outcomes in your diabetes patients.

The Value of the Nitric Oxide Pathway and its Importance in African-American Patients with Heart Failure

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Studies in heart failure and hypertension have shown that people who identify themselves as black may have a less active renin-angiotensin system and a lower bioavailability of nitric oxide. The A-HeFT study was conducted to determine if a fixed dose of isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) and hydralazine would provide additional benefit in black patients with heart failure.

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No Association Between Sulfonylurea Use and Cardiovascular Mortality

Sulfonylureas not associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, myocardial infarction and stroke in a meta-analysis of 47 randomized clinical trials… Sulfonylureas are relatively inexpensive and are important therapeutic agents in type 2 diabetes management. However, they are not widely used due to safety concerns regarding hypoglycemia and weight gain. Furthermore, it ...

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Early Detection of Type 2 Diabetes Reduces Death Caused by Cardiovascular Disease

Early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes may be more beneficial than aggressive control of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol… Screening to identify type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to new research that combined large scale clinical observations and innovative ...

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Metabolic Syndrome Increases Cardiovascular Risks

Presence of 2-3 metobolic factors resulted in greater risk for black women compared to white women… An international team of American and Danish researchers identified 14,364 postmenopausal women from the Women’s Health Initiative who had data on fasting serum lipids and serum glucose and no history of cardiovascular disease or ...

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Preventing Major Cardiovascular Events in Diabetics

Controlling factors such as HbA1c, LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, and smoking can all help to reduce risk… Researchers assessed the incidence of major cardiovascular (CV) hospitalization events and all-cause deaths among adults with diabetes with or without CV disease (CVD) associated with inadequately controlled glycated hemoglobin (A1C), high LDL cholesterol ...

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