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.

Those Born with Heart Defects Living Longer, Healthier Lives

A recent scientific statement highlights the importance of managing heart defects in older adults.

Air Pollution from Major Roads Increases Risk of Stroke

Air pollution may cause the brain to age more quickly and impact its structure.

Detecting Clogged Arteries to Potentially Prevent Heart Disease

3–D testing finds nearly two-thirds of healthy, middle-aged adults have early signs of heart disease.

Study Helps Patients Understand Risks of Non-Surgical Valve Replacement

New data will help patients better understand risks tied to factors like age, gender and existing medical conditions.

Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure: A Dangerous Pair

Addressing sleep apnea may be the key to treating many patients with high blood pressure.

Sleep Apnea Device Benefits Patients with AFib

Breathing device used at night helps cut AFib episodes in half, according to a review of recent studies.

Childhood Abuse and Neglect Raises Blood Pressure Prematurely

Traumatic experiences in childhood impacts heart health by causing higher blood pressure earlier in life.

Moderate Drinking Lowers Heart Failure Risk

One or two drinks a day may help protect heart, according to a study of more than 33,000 Swedish men.

Sports May Be Safe for Children with Long QT Syndrome

Contrary to current guidelines, exercise may not be problematic for children with this congenital heart condition.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Rare for Adults Engaged in Sports

Study highlights the benefits of exercise and sports in middle-aged adults, as well as CPR training.

Is There an Exercise 'Sweet Spot' for Longer Life?

Two large-scale studies take a close look at meeting or exceeding current exercise guidelines, but one thing is clear: Any physical activity is far better than none.

Heart Attack Risk Especially High Among Divorced Women

Even women who remarried had 35% greater heart attack risk than those who were continuously married.

Every Hour Spent Watching TV Increases Diabetes Risk

More evidence points to sitting as a contributor to heart disease risk.

Consistently Low Cholesterol is Key to a Healthy Heart

Study links fluctuation in LDL levels and the likelihood of a heart event.

Despite Common Fears, Exercise Safe for Patients with ICDs

Exercise is not only safe but improves heart health of patients with ICDs, says study.

Strategies for Combatting Childhood Obesity

Early lifestyle interventions are urgently needed to stop growing childhood obesity rates.

Children of Smokers Have Increased Risk of Heart Disease in Adulthood

Quitting is the best approach for the health of the family, but limiting children’s exposure to smoke can help.

Having a Sense of Purpose Protects Against Stroke

Maintaining a sense of purpose as we age imparts important health benefits.

Exercise Prevents Fall Injuries in Older Women

Finnish study assesses the effects of Vitamin D and strength training in women prone to falling.

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The Latest on High Blood Pressure Treatment

Experts highlight important steps for reducing risk for heart attack and stroke in patients with high blood pressure.
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Combined Drug Therapy Cuts Risk of Second Heart Attack

Study addresses the benefits of adding blood thinner ticagrelor to a preventive daily aspirin regimen.

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Invasive Tests May Benefit Elderly Heart Patients

More conservative therapy isn’t necessarily the best option in older patients experiencing chest pain or heart attack.
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3-D Imaging Improves Heart Disease Diagnosis and Outcomes

Cardiac CT helps doctors diagnose heart disease more accurately than standard exams, says study.

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Heart Imaging Called Into Question for Mild Chest Pain

3-D imaging and stress tests work equally well in assessing chest pain, says study.

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Promising Treatments for High Cholesterol

New research highlights heart-health benefits of cholesterol-lowering medications.