Cardiovascular Disease

Stroke, Heart Attack Risk Increased With Herpes Zoster

Stroke, Heart Attack Risk Increased With Herpes Zoster

Clinicians should make patients aware of their increased risk for stroke and heart attack.

In Hypogonadism, Stroke May Be Prevented With Testosterone Replacement Therapy

In Hypogonadism, Stroke May Be Prevented With Testosterone Replacement Therapy

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Men who received testosterone replacement therapy had lower odds of cardiovascular events.

Evolocumab Does Not Affect Cognition When Combined With Statin Therapy

Evolocumab Does Not Affect Cognition When Combined With Statin Therapy

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Previous research has suggested that statins and PCSK9 inhibitors may adversely affect cognition.

Establishing Clinical Trail End Points for Neurologic Injury in Cardiac Procedures

Establishing Clinical Trail End Points for Neurologic Injury in Cardiac Procedures

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Standardized definitions were proposed for stroke, hypoxic-ischemic injury, and cerebral hemorrhage.

Heart Failure, AFib May Precede Mild Alzheimer's Disease

Heart Failure, AFib May Precede Mild Alzheimer's Disease

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Early intervention in patients with heart failure or atrial fibrillation may help delay or prevent the onset of mild dementia.

Antiplatelet Pretreatment Linked to Intracranial Hemorrhage Mortality

Antiplatelet Pretreatment Linked to Intracranial Hemorrhage Mortality

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Patients receiving treatment with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) or antiplatelet agents face a significantly increased risk of mortality within 24 hours of intracranial hemorrhage.

Nordic Diet Linked to Reduced Risk of Stroke

Nordic Diet Linked to Reduced Risk of Stroke

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A significant inverse trend was observed between the Healthy Nordic Food Index and risk of stroke.

Amygdala Activity Linked to Cardiovascular Events

Amygdala Activity Linked to Cardiovascular Events

Patients with elevated levels of activity in the amygdala were at higher risk for cardiovascular events.

ACE Inhibitors May Help Slow Myocardial Fibrosis In Muscular Dystrophy

ACE Inhibitors May Help Slow Myocardial Fibrosis In Muscular Dystrophy

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Patients who received ACE inhibitors showed a slower progression of myocardial fibrosis and fewer cardiovascular events.

Beta-Blockers May Impact Quality of Life in Dementia Patients

Beta-Blockers May Impact Quality of Life in Dementia Patients

Patients experienced a 34% risk of a reduction in the ability to perform daily tasks independently.

Alzheimer's-Related Amyloid Found in the Heart

Alzheimer's-Related Amyloid Found in the Heart

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Amyloid beta protein accumulation was present in the hearts of patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Potential Reduction in Seizure Frequency With Statin Therapy

Potential Reduction in Seizure Frequency With Statin Therapy

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Half of patients experienced a reduction in seizure frequency after statin initiation.

Migraine History May Double Stroke Risk in Women

Migraine History May Double Stroke Risk in Women

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Women with a history of migraine headache had a more than 2-fold increased risk of stroke over a 6-year follow-up period.

TAVR Improves Cognition in Patients With Prior Cognitive Impairment

TAVR Improves Cognition in Patients With Prior Cognitive Impairment

Those with previous cognitive impairment saw a more pronounced improvement.

Amyloid Deposits in Alzheimer's Also Affect Heart Health

Amyloid Deposits in Alzheimer's Also Affect Heart Health

Patients with Alzheimer's disease tended to have increased thickness in the wall of their left ventricle.

Effect of Antihypertensives, Statins on Cognitive Decline Uncertain

Effect of Antihypertensives, Statins on Cognitive Decline Uncertain

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The effect of antihypertensive drugs and stains on cognition is uncertain.

Short Episodes of Tachycardia, AFib Have Little to No Effect on Stroke Risk

Short Episodes of Tachycardia, AFib Have Little to No Effect on Stroke Risk

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Long episodes of AT/AF were more likely to be associated with clinical events than short episodes.

Challenges Remain in Understanding Role of Hypertension in Cognition

Challenges Remain in Understanding Role of Hypertension in Cognition

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A committee from the American Heart Association failed to make specific clinical recommendations for the management of hypertension related to cognitive impairment.

Statin Therapy Recommended in Parkinson's Patients With Vascular Risks

Statin Therapy Recommended in Parkinson's Patients With Vascular Risks

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Vascular disease can have a negative impact on cognition and motor phenotype in PD.

Semaglutide Reduces Stroke, Mortality in Patients With Diabetes

Semaglutide Reduces Stroke, Mortality in Patients With Diabetes

At baseline, 83% of the patients had established cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, or both.

Cognitive Impairment in Coronary Artery Disease Linked to White Matter Lesions

Cognitive Impairment in Coronary Artery Disease Linked to White Matter Lesions

In subjects with a low risk of preclinical Alzheimer's disease indexed by the absence of MTA, findings were confirmed.

Benefit of CPAP Not Apparent for Cardiovascular Disease

Benefit of CPAP Not Apparent for Cardiovascular Disease

The researchers noted that CPAP users may not be using the device long enough to see benefits for their cardiovascular health.

Does Giant Cell Arteritis Increase Risk of Venous Thromboembolism?

Does Giant Cell Arteritis Increase Risk of Venous Thromboembolism?

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Studies have linked GCA with increased risk of VTE; however, results have been compromised by limited data sets.

Late-Onset Asthma Linked to Increased Stroke, CVD Risk

Late-Onset Asthma Linked to Increased Stroke, CVD Risk

Doctors should be monitoring for high blood pressure and cholesterol in this patient population.

Filter Device Protects Against Brain Injury in TAVI

Filter Device Protects Against Brain Injury in TAVI

Both lesion count and volume was less in the treatment group vs controls.

Statins May Protect Against Parkinson's Disease in Diabetes

Statins May Protect Against Parkinson's Disease in Diabetes

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All but one type of statin was associated with a dose-dependent neurprotective benefit against Parkinson's.

Vascular Intervention Does Not Appear to Affect Dementia Incidence

Vascular Intervention Does Not Appear to Affect Dementia Incidence

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Cases of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer's did not significantly differ between study groups.

Sleep Apnea Risk Elevated in Resistant Hypertension

Sleep Apnea Risk Elevated in Resistant Hypertension

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There was no difference in risk of stroke or mortality between hypertensive groups.

LDL-C Variability Linked to Cognitive Impairment in Elderly

LDL-C Variability Linked to Cognitive Impairment in Elderly

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Higher LDL-C variability was associated with lower cognitive test scores, including immediate and delayed recall.

Long-Term Risk of Ischemic Stroke After Myocardial Infarction

Long-Term Risk of Ischemic Stroke After Myocardial Infarction

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Within one year of the MI event, patients were at an elevated risk of all stroke subtypes.

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