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.

Improving Medication Adherence in Heart Attack Patients

New support program helps patients adhere to a personalized treatment plan following a heart attack.

Aggressive Treatment Doesn't Prevent Memory Loss in Patients with Diabetes

Strict blood pressure and cholesterol goals fail to prevent memory loss or decreased brain function in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to study.

Cutting Back on Sugar for a Healthy Heart

Almost three-fourths of American adults consume too much added sugar in their diets.

Improvements in Heart Patient Safety Among U.S. Hospitals

Study finds fewer complications among patients hospitalized for heart attack or heart failure between 2005 and 2011.

Promising Treatment Option for Patients with VSD

A new procedure may be a less invasive alternative to surgery for patients born with a ventricular septal defect.

Time is of the Essence When Treating Babies with d-TGA

Study suggests that performing surgery on the third day of life is ideal for babies born with the rare birth defect.

Atrial Fibrillation Doubles Heart Attack Risk

Study finds atrial fibrillation increases risk for heart attack, especially in women and blacks.

Fit Teens Have Lower Heart Attack Risk Later in Life

Study finds that fitness early in life helps reduce heart attack risk during adulthood.

Heart Failure Patients with Pacemakers Benefit from High-Dose Medication

Recent study identifies the best combination of therapies for heart failure patients after receiving a pacemaker.

Not All Plaque is Created Equal

Plaque density may prove an important factor when calculating risk for heart disease, heart attack and stroke, according to a recent study.

Anti-Smoking Efforts Saved 8 Million Lives—and Counting

On the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s first report on smoking and health, study finds tobacco control efforts have increased life expectancy and saved millions of American lives.

Multivitamins Fail to Improve Memory in Older Men

Study findings suggest that daily multivitamins fail to prevent cognitive decline in older adults.

Exercise Reduces Risk of Cardiac Events in Heart Patients

High-risk patients who add in about 20 minutes of walking each day can lower their risk for a cardiac event by 10%.

Size Matters for Patients Undergoing Heart Transplantation

Study finds that receiving an undersized heart increases risk of death in heart transplant patients.

New Recommendations for Blood Pressure Management

New recommendations for the treatment of high blood pressure—a condition that affects nearly 78 million U.S. adults—were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Experts Alarmed by Diabetes Trends

Global diabetes rates are at an all-time high and expected to increase in coming years.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Nighttime breathing treatments help lower blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea.

Depression and Heart Disease: A Likely Pair

Improved diagnosis and treatment of depression in heart patients may improve outcomes, according to recent update.

Increasing Awareness for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Recent study identifies the need to increase awareness for FH, a common genetic disorder that increases risk for heart disease at a young age.

Energy Drinks Increase the Heart's Contraction Rate

Study suggests that energy drinks may be unsafe for children and individuals with existing heart conditions, like an irregular heartbeat.

Minimally-Invasive Therapies Promising for Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation

Experts provide an overview and recommendations for the use of minimally-invasive procedures as treatment for mitral valve regurgitation.

Blood Clots a Major Concern for Children and Adults with CHD

American Heart Association releases statement with recommendations for preventing blood clots in patients with congenital heart disease.

Update on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements in the U.S.

National registry helps assess safety and efficacy of minimally-invasive procedure used to treat aortic valve stenosis.

National Efforts to Improve Blood Pressure Control

Experts release a science advisory, which includes a new approach for the treatment of hypertension.

Does Chest Pain Differ Among Men and Women During a Heart Attack?

Study finds small differences in characteristics of chest pain by gender.