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Diabetes warning: Sufferers TWICE as likely to have a deadly stroke

DIABETES sufferers are twice as likely to have a stroke, and almost three times as likely to experience heart failure - and rates are increasing, say experts.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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In your screening for heart disease, I bet your doctor will never think to check your gut. And that may well be where your heart problems start. Let me explain… Your gut plays a critical role in your overall health. It’s a major part of your body’s ecosystem. It’s home to trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi. They make up your “microbiome.” Doctors are beginning to pay attention when it comes to these bacteria. But they’re still missing the big picture. This microcosm affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. Others b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news
Two years ago, data presented at the annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) meeting in New Orleans showed a marked decrease in deaths, especially those due to cardiovascular disease, with the use of empagliflozin. Two major questions have been asked: (i) was the result a fluke; and (ii) was it a class effect, or was it specific to the agent used? The hope that both questions would be answered by a second study has been answered: the conclusions of EMPA‐REG were not an anomaly and it is a class effect, not one caused by a specific drug. Importantly, do these studies require us to alter our algorithms for the treatment...
Source: Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Oral anticoagulation was significantly underused in NVAF patients in China. Age, sex, concurrent drug usage and disease history were associated factors. Improving warfarin adherence was promising to reduce ischemic stroke risk of NVAF patients. PMID: 29022745 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although there were some differences in the clinical profile of patients with atrial fibrillation attended in Neurology or Internal Medicine departments, all of them had many comorbidities and a high thromboembolic risk. Despite INR control was poor, the most common oral anticoagulant used were vitamin K antagonists. Satisfaction related to oral anticoagulation was high. PMID: 28990646 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
Abstract AimsTo determine whether baseline metabolic syndrome (MetS) modifies the effect of intensive blood pressure control on cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, and whether effects varied by race/ethnicity. Materials and MethodsWe performed post‐hoc analyses among Non‐Hispanic Black (NHB), Non‐Hispanic White (NHW), and Hispanic participants with and without MetS in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) randomized to a systolic blood pressure (SBP) target of less than 120 mm Hg (intensive group, N = 4544) or one less than 140 mm Hg (standard group, N = 4553). Me...
Source: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Abstract Autologous cell therapy represents a novel treatment option for vascular regeneration in different disease conditions. Both experimental and clinical studies indicate a therapeutic potential for different proangiogenic cells (PCs), including endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in the treatment of peripheral artery disease. A significant improvement of ischemic symptoms has been reported in different trials evaluating PCs for the treatment of critical limb ischemia. However, contrasting results from different meta-analyses question the efficacy of PC-based approaches on long-term outcomes, including amputa...
Source: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Curr Med Chem Source Type: research
Conclusion Based on a large UK cohort in routine clinical practice, adding a GLP-1RA to insulin therapy is associated with a reduction in risk of composite CV events and all-cause mortality, but non-significant higher risk of hospitalisation for heart failure in overweight patients with Type 2 diabetes.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 October 2017 Source:Canadian Journal of Cardiology Author(s): Lena Rivard, Paul Khairy Atrial fibrillation (AF) and dementia are major health issues, with growing evidence suggesting a consistent association between AF and all forms of dementia. Although dementia and AF share several risk factors, the association appears to be independent of a history of clinical stroke and other comorbidities such as hypertension, heart failure, and diabetes. Proposed mechanisms linking AF to cognitive decline include altered hemodynamics resulting in cerebral hypoperfusion, inflammation, genetic fact...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions -The addition of ezetimibe to simvastatin in patients stabilized after ACS reduces the frequency of ischemic stroke, with a particularly large effect seen in patients with a prior stroke. Clinical Trial Registration -URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov Unique Identifier: NCT00202878. PMID: 28972004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
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