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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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.

Peanuts: A Low-Cost Food with a High Impact on Health

The humble legume offers heart-health benefits on par with more expensive nuts.

Cardiomyopathy Increases Heart Risks in Pregnant Women

Women who develop diseases of the heart muscle during pregnancy have the greatest risk of complications.

Addressing Side Effects of Statins

Experts offer strategies for easing muscle pain sometimes associated with statin use.

Duration and Effectiveness of Nicotine Patch Use

Using the patch longer than six months has no added benefit for quitting smoking.

Moderate Physical Activity Benefits the Heart the Most

Study finds that women who exercise moderately—not strenuously—a few times a week have lower risk for heart attack and stroke.

Sauna Use Linked to Improved Heart Health

Study follows sauna bathers for over two decades and finds lower rates of sudden cardiac death among most frequent users.

Preventing Heart Attack and Stroke After Open Heart Surgery

After open heart surgery, patients must work with their care teams to manage health risks.

Gastric Bypass Helps Reverse Damage to Arteries

Weight loss surgery improves function of the heart and vessels in obese patients.

Smoking Cessation Aid Helps Ease Smokers Into Quitting

Varenicline (Chantix) offers an effective treatment option for smokers that want to gradually kick the habit.

Underestimating a Rare Heart Condition in Pregnant Women

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is underdiagnosed and may be more common than previously estimated.

Smoking Kills More Americans Than Estimates Suggest

New study identifies several new smoking-related diseases, increasing the death toll from cigarette smoking.

Best and Worst Devices and Apps for Tracking Steps

Wearable devices and smartphone apps used to track physical activity may vary in accuracy but are useful overall, says recent study.
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Angioplasty for Patients with Chronic Blockages Underutilized

Researchers in an almost 4-year study found that angioplasty for patients with chronic blockages made up only 3.8% of the total number of angioplasties performed for stable heart disease.

Blood Pressure Meds Life-Saving for Patients with Diabetes

Reducing blood pressure by 10 mmHg lowers risk for heart disease.

Mediterranean Diet Protects Against Stroke

The protective benefit of healthier eating is seen even when incorporating only parts of the diet.