Cardiovascular Risk

Short sleep cycles lead to elevated blood pressure, researchers warn

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Mayo Clinic researchers have affirmed that consecutive or prolonged periods of abbreviated sleep can wreak havoc on heart rates and blood pressure, a finding relevant to practically any sleep-challenged worker or nursing home resident.

Better heart health tied to memory recall in older adults

Seniors who have better heart and lung health tend to have better memory recall and cognitive capabilities, according to a new study in the Journal of Gerontology.

Day to Day Management of Heart Failure Patients by the Primary Care Physician - EXPIRED

Day to Day Management of Heart Failure Patients by the Primary Care Physician - EXPIRED

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, primarily due to the effects of heart disease and stroke. The goal of this activity is to educate primary care clinicians on the evidence-based treatment of heart failure and provide guidance for commonly encountered clinical dilemmas.

FDA puts heavy restrictions on Avandia

The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it will pull Avandia from retail pharmacy shelves due to the diabetes drug's cardiovascular threat to patients.