Cardiovascular Disease Resource Center

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First-in-Class Cholesterol Drug Approved

The FDA has approved Praluent (alirocumab; Sanofi Aventis and Regeneron) injection.

Greater BP Variations Could Spell Trouble ...

Patients with greater variations in blood pressure over multiple office visits have a greater risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality.

Women, PTSD, and CVD Risk

In the first major study of PTSD and cardiovascular disease (CVD) exclusively in women, patients who experienced traumatic events or developed PTSD had a significantly greater risk of CVD than those with no traumatic history or PTSD.

Some Antacids Linked to Heart Attack

Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) increase the risk of an adult experiencing a heart attack by 16-21% compared to those who don't use commonly prescribed antacids, a large study has found.

How Many Drinks Harm the Heart?

Moderate drinking may harm heart health in the elderly, and women appear to be at greater risk for this alcohol-related heart damage than men.

Bleeding Risk With Warfarin and Obesity

Obese patients taking warfarin have a higher risk of experiencing a bleeding event compared to their normal-weight counterparts, a new study suggests.

Digoxin Ups Mortality in A-Fib, CHF

Previous research has yielded conflicting evidence on the use of digoxin in patient with atrial fibrillation (AF) or congestive heart failure (CHF), but the largest systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that there is an increased risk of all-cause mortality with digoxin use in these patients.

Why Certain Hypertension Medications Fail

Researchers may have discovered a genetic explanation as to why some patients do not respond to hypertension treatment with thiazide diuretics.

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