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.

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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Short Hospital Stays after Angioplasty Are Often Sufficient for Older Patients

Study finds patients 65 or older discharged from the hospital as early as 48 hours after angioplasty following a heart attack have similar outcomes as those who stay four-to-five days.
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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.
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Weight Loss Helps Control Atrial Fibrillation

Shedding 10% of body weight promotes a regular heartbeat and minimizes symptoms in patients living with AFib.
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Delays in Treatment Worsen Heart Attack Outcomes in Women

Women having heart attacks take longer to seek help and face greater risk of death than men.

Benefits of Quitting Smoking After Heart Surgery

Not smoking after heart surgery reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and death.
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Antidepressants Cut Heart Risks in Half

Study analyzes benefits of treatment for moderate to severe depression with and without statins.

What Kind of Exercise is Best for Waist Size?

Both low- and high-impact exercise help us lose weight, but each provides different types of added benefits.
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Keeping Heart Failure at Bay

Preventing obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes could delay development of heart failure by up to 13 years.
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Same-Day Discharge after ICD Placement Shown to be Safe

With appropriate follow-up, eligible patients released the same day do just as well as those kept overnight.

Frailty Increases Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults

Addressing early signs of frailty could help ward off heart conditions later in life.