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1 A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial of the safety and efficacy of atorvastatin in children with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and type 1 diabetes Pediatric Diabetes, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Multivitamin use and cardiovascular disease in a prospective study of women American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Comparison of resting and exercise echocardiographic parameters as indicators of outcomes in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Long-term results of sequential vein coronary artery bypass grafting compared with totally arterial myocardial revascularization: a propensity score-matched follow-up study [ADULT CARDIAC] European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Persistent lipid abnormalities in statin-treated patients: Portuguese diabetic subpopulation of the Dyslipidaemia International Study (DYSIS) Primary Care Diabetes, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

6 The effect of ischemic preconditioning on repeated sprint cycling performance Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, November 24, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

7 Dynamic changes in tricuspid annular diameter measurement in relation to the echocardiographic view and timing during the cardiac cycle Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Hemodynamic outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement and medical management in severe, inoperable aortic stenosis: a longitudinal echocardiographic study of cohort b of the PARTNER trial Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Diagnostic power of longitudinal strain at rest for the detection of obstructive coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Exercise echocardiography demonstrates biventricular systolic dysfunction and reveals decreased left ventricular contractile reserve in children after tetralogy of fallot repair Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Managing cardiovascular disease risk in antipsychotics Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, November 24, 2014    Review Article

12 Relationships between obesity, glycemic control, and cardiovascular risk factors: a pooled analysis of cross-sectional data from Spanish patients with type 2 diabetes in the preinsulin stage Full Text BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Resting heart rate in first year survivors of myocardial infarction and long-term mortality Mayo Clinic Proceedings, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Relationship between physical activity and heart failure risk in women Circulation: Heart Failure, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Estimation of cardiac output and pulmonary vascular resistance by contrast echocardiography transit time measurement: a prospective pilot study Full Text Cardiovascular Ultrasound, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Persistent endothelial damage after intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in Kawasaki disease International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

17 A pilot study on reparixin, a CXCR1/2 antagonist, to assess safety and efficacy in attenuating ischemia-reperfusion injury and inflammation after on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery Clinical and Experimental Immunology, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Left ventricular twist and shear in patients with primary mitral regurgitation Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Carotid artery intima-media thickness measurements in the youth: reproducibility and technical considerations Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Public knowledge of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors in Kuwait: a cross-sectional survey Full Text BMC Public Health, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

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Vitamin D supplementation improves ejection fraction

As reported in Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases, vitamin D supplementation (4000 IU/d of cholecalciferol x 6 months) of vitamin D-deficient heart failure patients (n=23) resulted in an increase in the ejection fraction compared to placebo (6.7 vs. -4.3%).

Rho-associated kinase activity is a biomarker for cardiovascular events

As reported in Hypertension, rho-associated kinase activity is an independent predictor of cardiovascular events. The study involved 633 patients undergoing routine health screening examinations with a median follow-up of 42 months. There were 29 cardiovascular-related deaths, 2 myocardial infarctions, 20 revascularizations, 15 strokes, and 17 hospitalizations for heart failure. The HRs for first cardiovascular event, death, stroke, and revascularization were 2.19, 2.57, 2.14, and 2.68, respectively.

Fructosamine and glycated albumin predict incident diabetes

As reported in The Lancet, fructosamine and glycated albumin > 95th percentile predicted incident diabetes (HR=4.96 and 6.17, respectively) and retinopathy and chronic kidney disease among 958 and 11348 patients with and without diabetes, respectively, followed for 20 years.


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