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Jul 1, 2015 Issue
NSAID Use Associated with Increased Risk of Serious Bleeding and CV Events After MI [POEMs]

The use of concomitant NSAIDs in adults who receive antithrombotic therapy after MI increases the risk of serious bleeding complications and recurrent adverse CV events. This study found the highest risk among users of celecoxib (Celebrex) and diclofenac, and the lowest risk among users of ibuprofen...


May 1, 2015 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends offering or referring adults who are overweight or obese and have additional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to intensive behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for CVD prevention.


Mar 15, 2015 Issue
Post-Myocardial Infarction Beta Blockers Do Not Decrease Mortality [POEMs]

Although recommended by guidelines and used as a so-called quality indicator of hospital care, the use of beta blockers following myocardial infarction, when combined with optimal acute and chronic treatment, does not provide a further survival benefit.


Jan 15, 2015 Issue
Increasing HDL Level Ineffective at Decreasing Cardiovascular Events [POEMs]

Being the “good” cholesterol is not the same as being the “useful” cholesterol. Drug therapy aimed at increasing HDL cholesterol levels, when added to statin treatment, does not decrease patients' likelihood of experiencing a cardiovascular event or of dying earlier.


Jan 1, 2015 Issue
Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplements for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the use of multivitamins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer.


Nov 1, 2014 Issue
Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Does Not Decrease CVD-Related Outcomes [POEMs]

Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation does not decrease the risk of cardiovascular outcomes in this older population. Although the numbers are small, supplementation may prevent heart disease in patients already at low risk; that is, patients without a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and who are not hypertensive.


Aug 15, 2014 Issue
2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guideline Greatly Increases Number Eligible for Statin Treatment [POEMs]

The new guideline from the ACC/AHA increases the number of adults between 40 and 75 years of age who are eligible to take statins by 12.8 million. The largest increases were among adults who would take statins for primary prevention and for adults between 60 and 75 years of age. The authors estimate...


Aug 15, 2014 Issue
ACC/AHA Release Updated Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce ASCVD Risk [Practice Guidelines]

The Blood Cholesterol Expert Panel from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) issued an updated evidence-based guideline in 2013 that addresses the use of fixed doses of cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) to reduce the risk of ASCVD in adults 21 years and older.


Jun 1, 2014 Issue
Testosterone Therapy in Men Associated with an Increase in the Risk of Nonfatal MI [POEMs]

Filling a prescription for testosterone therapy is associated with an increased likelihood of experiencing an MI, especially in older men and those with a history of cardiovascular disease.


Feb 1, 2014 Issue
Screening Echocardiography Not Beneficial [POEMs]

Population-based screening for heart disease or valve disease with echocardiography will identify cardiac pathology in patients but does not decrease mortality, myocardial infarction risk, or stroke risk.


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