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AHA: Predictors for Meeting LDL-C, SBP Goals ID’d in ISCHEMIA

Predictors of attaining low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and systolic blood pressure goals have been identified, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. The research was published to coincide with a presentation of results from the ISCHEMIA study at the American Heart Association, held from Nov. 16 to 18 in Philadelphia.

AHA: Many With Atherosclerotic CVD Not Meeting LDL-C Goals

A high proportion of patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease do not achieve recommended low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goals, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, held from Nov. 16 to 18 in Philadelphia.

AHA: Risk for Death Cuts Benefit of Oral Anticoagulants for A-Fib

For older patients with atrial fibrillation, the competing risks for death reduce the net clinical benefit of oral anticoagulation, according to a study published online Nov. 11 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, held from Nov. 16 to 18 in Philadelphia.

AHA: Intensive BP Control May Increase Life Expectancy

Intensive blood pressure control results in an increase in life expectancy, and new hypertension guidelines may be cost-effective only for certain patients, according to two studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, held from Nov. 16 to 18 in Philadelphia.

AHA: Cannabis Use Disorder Tied to Arrhythmia Hospitalization

Cannabis use disorder is associated with hospitalization for arrhythmia, and marijuana use is associated with an increased risk for young-onset stroke, according to two studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, held from Nov. 16 to 18 in Philadelphia.

CA125 Can Detect Ovarian Cancer in General Practice

Cancer antigen 125 (CA125) can predict ovarian cancer in general practice, and elevated CA125 can also indicate an increased risk for nonovarian cancer, according to two studies presented at the 2019 National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference, held from Nov. 3 to 5 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Cancer Risk Halved With Bariatric Surgery-Linked Weight Loss

For patients with obesity undergoing bariatric surgery, losing at least 20 to 35 percent of total body weight is associated with a more than 50 percent reduction in the risk of cancer, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society (ObesityWeek), held from Nov. 3 to 7 in Las Vegas.

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