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.

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.

Magnesium Helps Keep Arteries Healthy

People with higher magnesium intake have healthier arteries, study finds.
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Vitamin D Supplements Fail to Improve Blood Pressure

Clinical trial cut short after finding no association between vitamin D supplements and blood pressure control.
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Taking Aspirin at Bedtime Decreases Heart Attack Risk

Taking aspirin before bed helps prevent blood clotting and reduces cardiovascular risk in heart attack patients.

Nut Consumption Linked to Longevity

Study finds that regular consumption of nuts could lower risk of death by as much as 20%.

Vitamin D Test Misdiagnoses African-Americans

Standard test wrongly labels most African-Americans as vitamin D deficient.
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It's Easier to Lose Weight with Family and Friends, Study Finds

Weight loss interventions in social networks are more effective than standard care.
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Preschoolers Learn Heart-Healthy Lessons with 'Sesame Street'

Study finds heart-health messages in “Sesame Street” promote healthier behavior in preschool children.

10 Steps for Treating Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients with CHD

New study outlines optimal treatment of patients with congenital heart disease and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

New and Emerging Research on Tetralogy of Fallot

Paper outlines “hot topics” that may further our understanding of the rare birth defect.

Sleep Apnea Hinders Recovery After Heart Attack

Study finds sleep-disordered breathing impairs healing after a heart attack.

New Guidelines for Treating Older Patients with Heart Disease

Scientific statement from the American Heart Association updates guidelines for secondary prevention in older adults.

Obesity, Alone, Increases Heart Disease Risk

Study finds carrying extra weight increases risk for heart disease, regardless of other medical conditions.

Sudden Cardiac Death Rare in Women

Study finds that sports-related sudden cardiac death is much lower in women compared to men.

Heart Failure Patients Have Everything to Gain from Cardiac Rehab

Although chronic heart failure can limit endurance, exercise may be just what the doctor ordered to help patients feel better and live longer.

Radiation Could Increase Heart Disease Risk in Breast Cancer Patients

Dosage and location or position of treatment can slightly increase heart disease risk in some women.

Peripheral Artery Disease: A Global Problem

Recent study estimates the worldwide impact of PAD in low, middle and high-income countries.

Heart Failure Patients Benefit from Vigorous Exercise

High-intensity exercise programs are safe and improve fitness in heart failure patients, according to Australian research study.

First-Ever Trial Comparing Angioplasty Strategies

Study finds that accessing arteries through the wrist for angioplasty is just as safe and effective in women as traditional access point in the leg.

Flu Shot Curbs Cardiovascular Risk

The seasonal flu shot is life-saving for patients at high risk for heart disease.

American Diabetes Association Revises Nutritional Guidelines

New guidelines conclude there is no “one size fits all” eating plan for the management of diabetes.

Is Surgery Safe for Stent Patients?

Study suggests that patients with stents should wait six months to undergo elective surgery to reduce risk of complications.

Widespread CPR Education Improves Survival Rates

National program in Denmark increased CPR bystander rates and tripled survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest.