• Preventive cardiology: Setting the stage for integration of lipids, diabetes and the heart

    7 days ago - By Healio

    PHILADELPHIA - In recent years, preventive cardiology has spontaneously emerged as its own “subspecialty” across multiple disciplines, including cardiology, endocrinology, internal medicine and primary care, but there remains no consensus on the boundaries of preventive cardiology, Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD, said at the third annual Heart in Diabetes conference.
    Fazio, who is director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at Knight Cardiovascular Institute at Oregon Health and Science University, addressed the issue of lipid management and its purview under the endocrinology
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  • New type 2 diabetes agents offer options to prevent heart failure

    8 days ago - By Healio

    PHILADELPHIA - Adults with type 2 diabetes who experience heart failure have a high risk for mortality and hospitalization, but several new type 2 diabetes agents have demonstrated they may prevent and possibly even treat heart failure, according to a speaker here.
    During the last 5 years, there has been a “disturbing rise and resurgence” of macrovascular complications among people with type 2 diabetes, in particular among middle-aged adults, Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD, MPH, a fellow in cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart and Vascular Center,
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