Diabetes (Type 2 Diabetes)

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.

Women with Heart Failure Face Greater Risk of Death After Surgery than Men

Women tend to fare better after surgery, except in study patients with heart failure. 

Receiving a Heart Transplant in Your Region's Leading Center Can Improve Survival

Heart transplants should be performed in high-volume hospitals to improve outcomes, suggests U.S. study.

Study Supports Treatment of Lipoprotein(a) to Reduce Heart Risks

Study confirms link between lipoprotein(a) and heart disease, highlighting benefits of treatment.
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Long Work Hours Linked to High Blood Pressure

Working more than 40 hours a week may increase risk of high blood pressure, finds study of white-collar workers. 
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Cholesterol Experts Recommend Focusing on a Healthy Overall Diet

Experts recommend choosing healthy foods, rather than cutting cholesterol from our diet, to promote heart health.

Top CardioSmart News Articles of 2019

This year's most-read patient stories worth a second look.

Substance Use More Likely in Children Whose Parents Use Marijuana

National survey shows that children whose parents use marijuana are more likely to use drugs and alcohol.

Experts Explore Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Damage from Vaping

A study of 60 patients sheds light on symptoms and treatment of vaping-associated lung illness.

Statins Don't Cause Memory Decline in Elderly Adults

Study offers reassurance about the effects of statins on memory and cognitive function.

Infections After Valve Replacements are Rare but Life-Threatening

Even with non-surgical procedures, valve replacements carry a small but serious risk of infection.

Study Questions the Safety of a Common Procedure for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Mortality rates are found to be higher at medical centers that perform fewer catheter ablations than larger hospitals.

Wearable Monitors Show Promise for Heart Failure Management

Smartwatches and other wearable devices may be the future of heart failure management.

Medications Boost Survival After Open Heart Surgery

Study confirms benefits of blood pressure, cholesterol and anti-clotting medications after open heart surgery. 

Experts Advise on Blood Thinner Use in Patients with Kidney Disease and AFib

Experts recommend an individualized approach for stroke prevention treatment.

Study Identifies Optimal Blood Thinners for Bone Health

Newer blood thinners may carry a lower risk for broken bones in elderly adults with abnormal heart rhythm.

Study Probes the Benefits of Routine Depression Screening in Heart Attack Survivors

Screening and treatment fails to improve outcomes among heart attack survivors.

A Look at Long-Term Health Effects of Weight Loss

Maintaining weight loss is key in reducing major risk factors for heart disease.

Dog Owners Recover Better After Heart Events, Study Shows

The social support and physical activity that come with dog ownership can lead to better health outcomes after heart attack or stroke.

Less Than Six Hours of Sleep a Night Could Shorten Your Lifespan

Adequate sleep is especially important in patients with or at risk for heart disease.

Lowering Triglycerides to Reduce Heart Risks

Study confirms cardiovascular benefits of lowering triglycerides with therapies including an omega-3 fatty acid.

Questioning the Long-Term Safety of the High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet

A review of 10 studies finds a link between mortality risk and diets highest in protein and fat. 

Staying Young at Heart: It's Never Too Early to Start Healthy Habits

Expert recommendations help healthy individuals prevent heart disease.

Diet Soda and Sugary Drinks May Affect Lifespan, Study Finds

Two or more sodas a day shown to increase risk of death in nearly half a million Europeans.

High Blood Pressure a Growing Concern Among Pregnant Women

Large-scale study shows a dramatic rise in high blood pressure rates among pregnant women.

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.