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.

Widespread CPR Education Improves Survival Rates

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

Comparing Life-Saving Procedures from a Patient Perspective

Trial compares quality of life in diabetic patients undergoing revascularization procedures CABG and PCI.

Exercise as Effective as Medications for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Forget the pills. Study finds exercise helps treat and prevent chronic disease as well as medicine.

Risks of Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Vary by Hospital

Risk of complications from catheter ablation is low among AFib patients, but varies between doctors and hospitals, according to a recent study.

Hormone Therapy: Do Risks Outweigh the Benefits?

Study advises against use of hormone therapy for chronic disease prevention, as it may increase long-term health risks.

Chronic Chest Pain Interferes with Work Ability

Study finds chest pain causes many patients to file for disability, regardless of a heart disease diagnosis.

Dialysis Patients with Heart Failure May Benefit from Pacemakers

Despite initial concerns, pacemakers may be safe and effective for treating heart failure in patients with end-stage kidney disease.

Few ICD Patients Utilize New Safety Feature

Study finds less than half of patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are using remote patient monitoring.

Inflammation Helps Identify Unhealthy Individuals

Study finds that poor metabolic health is associated with inflammation in obese and non-obese patients.

Aspirin Underutilized in Angioplasty Patients

Despite its protective effects, many patients undergoing angioplasty don’t receive aspirin.

Popular Estrogen Therapy May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Study finds that the most-prescribed estrogen therapy may increase risk for blood clots and heart attack compared to other medications.

Tour de France Riders Live Longer, Study Finds

Elite cyclists live longer and have lower risk of death compared to average adults.

Healthy Obesity: An Oxymoron?

Being more physically fit, having a smaller waistline and having normal blood sugar may help protect some obese individuals from chronic diseases.

Registry Program Sheds Light on Quality of Care

A report on data from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry highlights success stories and areas of improvement in cardiovascular care.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Low Among High School Athletes

Study urges against widespread screenings to help prevent sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

More Children Severely Obese than Ever Before

Experts report that 4-6% of children are severely obese, and effective treatments are not well understood.

Healthy Diet Boosts Chances for Survival After Heart Attack

Study finds that improved eating habits add years to survivors' lives.

Heart Attack Symptoms Differ in Younger Men and Women

Gender differences in heart attack symptoms—especially for those under 55—highlight the importance of recognizing warning signs and seeking immediate care.

Does It Cost More to Eat Healthy?

Increased food costs discourage adults from adhering to blood pressure-lowering diet, according to a recent study.

Innovative Anti-Smoking Campaign a Success

First federally funded anti-smoking campaign helps smokers quit with tips from former smokers.

Risk Factors for Rare Heart Condition in Delivering Mothers

Largest study of its kind identifies new risk factors for peripartum cardiomyopathy.

E-Cigarettes: Helping Smokers Quit?

Study finds e-cigarettes are more effective than patches in helping smokers kick the habit for good.
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New Blood Thinner Fails to Help Heart Valve Patients

Dabigatran increases risk of complications for patients with mechanical heart valves compared to standard therapy, study finds.
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New Blood Thinner Safer than Standard Treatment

Study finds that new blood thinner, edoxaban, is just as effective and carries less bleeding risk than the standard treatment of warfarin.
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Preventive Measures May Save Heart Attack Patients

Performing a more extensive angioplasty could effectively treat heart attacks and help prevent future ones.