Increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) with age in HIV‐positive men: a comparison of the D:A:D CVD risk equation and general population CVD risk equations

ConclusionsWe found only limited evidence of accelerating increased risk of CVD with age in D:A:D compared with the general population. The absolute risk of CVD associated with HIV infection remains uncertain.
Source: HIV Medicine - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Heart Health Mind body medicine Source Type: blogs
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This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health News CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news
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ConclusionsIn 60- to 84-year-olds with eGFR = 30-59, similarly to DM, the likelihood of being admitted to hospital for CHD and CVD was about half that of individuals with established CHD. Thus, eGFR = 30-59 does not appear to be a coronary-risk equivalent. Individuals with CHD and DM, or eGFR = 30-59 plus DM, should be prioritized for more intensive risk management.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosSe considera que los individuos con disminución leve-moderada de la tasa de filtrado glomerular estimada (TFGe, 30-59 ml/min/1,73 m2) están en alto riesgo de enferme...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Environment International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research
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Source: Metabolism - Clinical and Experimental - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: JEMS Special Topics - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news
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