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.

Heart Failure Rates on the Rise, Show Latest Statistics

While heart failure has become an increasing concern, overall death rates from heart disease declined by 25% in recent years.

Study Helps Identify High-Risk Patients with a Complication from Congenital Heart Defects

Experts hope these findings will help improve outcomes for patients with Eisenmenger syndrome.

Raising Awareness for Early Signs of Heart Attack

Most younger heart patients experience warning signs in the week before a heart attack but few take action, finds study.

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Help Lower Blood Pressure in Stroke Patients

Eating healthy and staying active help stroke survivors reduce blood pressure.

Alcohol Abuse Doubles Risk for Heart Disease

The negative health effects of alcohol abuse are similar to that of traditional cardiovascular risk factors, finds study.

Study Questions Usefulness of Financial Penalties to Improve Quality of Care

Financial incentives to improve heart failure care not as effective as policy makers had hoped, finds study.

Prevention of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Wards off Heart Failure Later in Life

Being free of heart risk factors like high blood pressure at midlife helps delay heart failure by 15 years.

The Global Burden of High Blood Pressure

Data from 200 countries shows growing rates of high blood pressure in the poorest countries.

New, Sex-Specific Calculator Refines Heart Patients' Mortality Risk

Used with exercise stress tests, the new calculator better predicts mortality risk for both women and men.

Healthy Lifestyle Helps Offset Genetic Risk for Heart Disease

For patients with high genetic risk for heart disease, healthy lifestyle choices nearly cut risk in half, finds study.

Experts Clarify Definition of a Heart-Healthy Diet

The key to improving one’s diet lies in adapting recommendations based on cultural, economic and taste preferences.

Inflammation Triggers Heart Problems From Air Pollution

Chronic inflammation of blood vessels leads to clogged arteries and increased cardiovascular risk.

Calcium Has No Impact—Good or Bad—On Heart Health

Despite mixed findings, experts offer guidelines on calcium intake for adults without heart disease.

Study Casts Doubt on Protective Role of Good Cholesterol

It’s unlikely that HDL cholesterol is an independent risk factor for heart disease.

Study Questions Effects of White Coat Hypertension

Spikes in blood pressure at the doctor’s office are not directly to blame for increased cardiovascular risk, finds study.

A New Strategy to Prevent One Million Heart Attacks and Strokes

Experts hope to reduce heart attack and stroke rates by coupling a new risk estimation tool with a new insurance model.

Experts Highlight the Importance of Managing Drug Interactions with Statins

Widespread use of cholesterol-lowering statins brings the issue to light.

Despite Concerns, Caffeine is OK for Patients with Heart Failure

Moderate caffeine consumption may not be as dangerous as initially believed.

Low Testosterone is Not an Independent Risk Factor for Stroke, Finds Study

Researchers question whether treating testosterone level improves heart health.

Aspirin Use Remains Controversial in Patients without Heart Disease

Weighing risks and benefits of daily aspirin for primary prevention of heart disease remains challenging.

Flu Vaccine Critical for People with Heart Disease

Experts argue that the flu vaccine could be life-saving.

Flu Vaccine Helps Keep Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital

British study offers strong support for annual flu vaccine.

Exercising While Angry Increases Risk for Heart Attack

The effects of extreme emotion and vigorous exercise on the heart are multiplied when combined.

Despite Mixed Evidence, Half of Americans Take Vitamins and Dietary Supplements

Experts encourage patients and physicians to review use of supplements as well as medications during office visits.

Statins Aren't the Only Option for Lowering Cholesterol

Other cholesterol lowering therapies—including a heart-healthy diet—can be similarly effective at lowering cholesterol and cardiovascular risk, finds study.