Diabetes and Heart Disease

Latest Research

Every week our cardiologists review the most recent advances in cardiovascular medicine and select news to share with you. Here you will find summaries of some of the latest research news about type 2 diabetes. Share these articles with your friends and family via social media, print items you’d like to discuss with your care team, or add them to your toolbox to read later.

Too Much and Too Little Sleep Increases Heart Attack Risk

Getting six to nine hours of sleep a night may reduce risk for heart attack.

Consumption of Plant-Based Proteins Could Add Years to Your Life

Study suggests that we eat plenty of plant-based foods, while limiting red and processed meat.

Not All Plant-Based Foods are Created Equal

Just because a food is vegetarian does not mean it promotes health and longevity. 

At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Beneficial in Black Adults

Monitoring blood pressure outside the doctor's office may help further identify those at high risk for heart events. 

Group Exercise Helps Patients Recover After Stroke

Analysis of 19 studies shows that stroke survivors benefit from cardiac rehabilitation.

Heart Failure in Young Adults

Study finds that young patients with heart failure face lower risk of death but poorer quality of life than the elderly.

Strict Insurance Policies Reduce Access to Life-Saving Cholesterol Drugs

Most patients never get the PCSK9 inhibitors they’re prescribed, putting patients at increased risk for heart events.


E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit But Increase Chance of Relapse, Study Finds

E-cigarettes are not a long-term solution for quitting smoking, study finds.

CardioSmart News

Heart Disease and Aortic Stenosis Remain a Challenging Combination

Experts address challenges in performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with heart disease.

Experts Recommend Lifelong Monitoring in Patients After Fontan Procedure

The American Heart Association has developed a toolkit for managing patients with a rare congenital heart defect.

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol in Early Adulthood Shape Future Heart Health

Risk factors in early adulthood have long-lasting effects on heart health as we age.

Belly Fat Increases Heart Risks Even In Healthy Weight Adults

Extra weight carried in the abdomen, as opposed to the legs, more than triples risk for heart disease.

New Drugs Offer Better Treatment Options for Patients with AFib and Liver Disease

Study confirms safety and efficacy of new drugs in liver patients with an abnormal heart rhythm.

Binge Watching TV is Worse for the Heart Than a Desk Job

Study links TV watching, but not seated work, to increased risk for heart attack and stroke.

Three Prevention Efforts Could Save 94 Million Lives Over 25 Years

Global analysis shows that improving blood pressure and diet could save millions of lives over the next few decades.

Healthy Arteries are Linked to Better Heart Function in Middle Age

Developing heart-healthy habits as a young adult helps keep your heart strong in middle age.

Long Workdays Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke

French study links 10-hour workdays to stronger likelihood of stroke among men and women alike.

Decades of Health Gains Lost After Cutbacks in Low-Income, Rural Maine

Study suggests continued health programming is needed to reduce health disparities in low-income communities.

Being Overweight and Obese Damages Heart Muscle

Swedish study links carrying excess weight to a weaker heart and heart failure later in life.

Energy Drinks Quickly Affect the Heart

Study finds energy drinks cause changes in heartbeat and blood pressure within hours.

Study Questions Long-Term Heart Benefits of Tight Blood Sugar Control

Tight blood pressure control in military veterans study failed to reduce heart risks years after treatment.

Experts Provide Guidance on Managing Diabetes and Heart Failure

Treating diabetes and heart failure together should be handled differently than managing each condition alone.

Cholesterol Disorder Overlooked in Many Young Heart Attack Patients

Familial hypercholesterolemia is overlooked and undertreated.

Air Pollution Shortens Lifespan by Two Years

A new model suggests that death toll from air pollution is twice as high as initial estimates.

It's Wise to Limit Sugary Drinks, Including Fruit Juices

Study of 13,000 U.S. adults links consumption of sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, to increased risk of death.