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.

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Stress Tests Less Useful for Assessing Heart Disease in Women than Men

Cardiac imaging proves more useful than stress tests for determining heart risk in women, finds study.

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Striking Trends Show Heart Attack Patients are Getting Younger, More Obese

Experts emphasize addressing cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes earlier in life.

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Open Heart Surgery Boosts Survival in Heart Failure Patients

Despite increased risks, open heart surgery improves long-term survival in patients with heart disease and heart failure.

Heart Disease Burden Has Shifted to Southern U.S. States

The highest death rates from heart disease have shifted to the South since the 1970s.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scans Help Refine Treatment Decisions

Landmark research demonstrates the benefits of using CAC tests when appropriate.

Biking and Walking to Work Wards Off Excess Weight

Active commuters have lower body mass index and less body fat compared to drivers.

A Healthy Heart Promotes a Healthy Mind in Older Adults

Study links a heart-healthy lifestyle to improved cognitive function.

Tai Chi Boosts Quality of Life in Patients with Heart Disease

A review of 35 studies confirms heart health benefits of traditional Chinese exercises.

More Younger Adults Should Take Statins, Finds Study

Increased statin use could prevent heart events for over a quarter of a million people.

The Danger of High Triglycerides for People with Heart Disease

Study reconfirms the serious effect of elevated triglycerides on longevity.

Experts Endorse Routine Imaging to Screen for Heart Disease

Experts argue for more comprehensive heart screenings.

Lowering Prices of Fruits and Veggies Could Save Lives

A 10% reduction in price could save tens of thousands of lives, finds study.

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Vitamin D Improves Cardiac Function in Heart Failure

Study assesses a simple and promising treatment for the 5 million Americans with heart failure.

Yogurt Helps Protect Women from High Blood Pressure

Regular yogurt consumption reduces risk for high blood pressure by 20 percent in women, finds study.

Endometriosis Increases Risk for Heart Disease in Young Women

A condition affecting the female reproductive organs triples risk for heart disease in women under 40.

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Immediate Beta Blocker Treatment Fails to Improve Heart Attack Outcomes

Beta blockers fail to reduce permanent tissue damage after a heart attack, but may have other benefits.

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Yoga Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Yoga should be offered as complementary therapy, argue experts.

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Investigating the Link Between Depression and Heart Attack

Study highlights the need to improve diagnosis and treatment for depression in heart patients.

Updated Guidelines for Dual Blood Thinners to Treat Heart Disease

New recommendations help reduce risk of complications and maximize benefits of treatment.

Anxiety Masks Heart Disease in Women

Heart disease may be overlooked in women with anxiety, causing delays in diagnosis and treatment.

Heavy Drinking Heightens Immediate Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

The protective benefits of alcohol only come with moderation.

Harmful Gut Bacteria Linked to Poorer Health Among People with Heart Failure

Inflammation-causing bacteria levels are higher in severe heart failure.

Study Highlights the Need to Improve Education on Atrial Fibrillation

Study participants’ levels of education were closely related to their AFib treatment decisions.

Viagra May Prevent Rare Lung Condition in Swimmers

The drug’s blood pressure-lowering effect reduces the likelihood of pulmonary edema.

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Reduce Risk of Death Even Years After Use

Study illustrates the lifelong benefits of statin use.