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.

Few Patients Counseled on Sex after Heart Attack

Few doctors provide proper counseling about resuming sexual activity following a heart attack, despite recommendations.

Dramatic Impact of Unhealthy Lifestyle on Heart Health

Study finds that unhealthy lifestyle choices can explain almost three-fourths of heart disease cases in young women.

Aspirin Overused in Patients at Low Risk for Heart Disease

Ten percent of patients are inappropriately prescribed daily aspirin to prevent heart disease, finds study.

Early Puberty Impacts Heart Risk in Women

Women that reached puberty early or late as a child have increased risk for heart disease later in life, finds study.

Report Raises Awareness for Health Effects of Air Pollution

A thorough review of studies highlights the negative impact of air pollution on heart health.

Daily Aspirin Fails to Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke in Older Adults Free of Heart Disease

A large Japanese study finds no association between once-daily, low-dose aspirin and risk for heart attack, stroke or death in older adults.

Common Congenital Heart Disease Procedures Safe, Effective

Analysis of a national registry provides important benchmarks for the treatment of congenital heart disease.
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New Plaque Test Helps Identify High-Risk Heart Patients

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) helps identify heart disease patients at increased risk for heart attack and stroke, finds study.

BPA in Bottled and Canned Beverages Increases Blood Pressure

Chemical found in plastics and cans causes a temporary spike in blood pressure, finds study.

Asian Americans Face Greater Risk for Stroke and Hypertension

Asian Americans face higher risk for stroke and hypertension compared to whites, finds study.

Genes Help Explain Strong Family History of Congenital Heart Disease

Disease-causing genes help explain heart defects in one-third of families with a strong family history of CHD, finds novel study.

Blood Thinner Benefits Patients with AFib and Advanced Kidney Disease

Warfarin helps reduce stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation and advanced kidney disease, finds study.

Comorbid Conditions Associated with Heart Failure

Heart function plays an important role in the type of comorbid conditions associated with heart failure, finds study.

Promising Global Trends in Survival Rates of Life-Threatening Conditions

Better management of cardiovascular risk factors has reduced mortality associated with thoracic aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, finds study.

New Drug Combination Improves Outcomes for Patients at High Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

Adding the non-statin agent, ezetimibe, to traditional cholesterol-lowering therapy reduces risk in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Risks and Benefits of Extending Drug Treatment After Stent

Lengthening anti-clotting treatment after stent implantation may prevent heart attacks but increases risk of bleeding, finds new study.

Underweight and Obesity Problematic with Diabetes

Study highlights the complex relationship between weight and mortality risk for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Head-to-Head Comparison of Big-Name diets

No single big-name diet is superior when it comes to long-term weight loss, finds study.

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Overlooked in Heart Patients

Secondhand smoke worsens outcomes for patients living with heart disease, but is often overlooked.

Belly Fat Increases Risk for Heart Disease

Measuring belly fat is essential to assessing risk for heart disease, finds study.

Texting Program Saves Lives of Stroke Patients

A simple texting program helped ensure that stroke patients received the best-possible treatment upon reaching the hospital.

Lupus Linked to Congenital Heart Defects

Study finds that women with lupus are almost 3 times more likely to have a child with a congenital heart defect.

Little Progress in Prevention of High Blood Pressure

Despite advancements in the treatment of hypertension, one-third of Americans are still affected by the condition, finds study.

Study Identifies Increased Bleeding Risk in Certain AFib Patients

Blood thinners may carry increased bleeding risk for patients that meet criteria for non-valvular atrial fibrillation, but have underlying valve disease.

New Guidelines for Stroke Prevention

There are many steps we can take to help prevent a first stroke, according to a recent statement on primary prevention.