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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Digoxin Reduces Hospitalizations in Older Heart Failure Patients

Medication may not only keep patients healthier but reduce health care costs.

Breathing in Other People's Smoke is Dangerous for the Heart's Arteries

Study shows a direct relationship between the amount of secondhand smoke exposure and the amount of calcium deposits on the inner walls of the arteries.

AFib Has Different Effects on Men and Women

A recent study finds that women with AFib experience worse symptoms but that men with the condition are at a greater risk of dying.

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Patients with Pulmonary Embolism Benefit from Clot-Busting Drug

According to recent research, tenecteplase (TNKase) lowered the risk of circulatory system collapse, especially among younger patients.
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Research Sheds Light on How Long Anticoagulants Should Be Taken After Stenting

Patients taking clopidogrel (Plavix) for a long period don’t see any health benefits and actually have a higher risk of bleeding.
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No Benefit Found From Blood Pressure Drug in Heart Failure Patients

According to researchers, the blood pressure-lowering drug aliskiren had no positive effect on people with heart failure.
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Blood Thinner and Cholesterol Lowering Drug Combination Helps Prevent Stroke After Carotid Stenting

An Italian study finds that high doses of clopidogrel and atorvastatin appear to reduce stroke risk in stent patients.
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In High Doses, Niacin Causes More Harm than Good

Commonly used to treat high cholesterol, the B vitamin can cause serious side effects and complications.

Roots of Heart Disease Found in Mummies Dating Back 4,000 Years

Atherosclerosis is evident in one-third of mummies, across all populations in the study.

Heart Attacks Triple After Hurricane Katrina

Researchers say psychosocial effects of the disaster play an important role.

Money Motivates People to Lose Weight

Weight-loss programs with cash incentives and penalties yield better participation and greater weight loss than those without.

Despite Lifesaving Benefits, Fewer Women Than Men Get Cardiac Rehab

Women with coronary artery disease can improve their heart health and reduce their risk of dying from heart disease by attending cardiac rehabilitation.

Cutting Salt Intake Could Save More Than One Million Lives

According to researchers, if Americans reduced their daily sodium intake, between 850,000 to 1.2 million lives could be saved over a decade.

Sitting Less Reduces Risk for Diabetes

Researchers have found that people with more sedentary time have poorer blood sugar control and higher cholesterol compared to those who are less sedentary, even after accounting for physical activity.

Belly Fat Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Do you have a healthy BMI? Where we carry weight may determine our health more accurately than our BMI suggests.

Duo of Anticoagulants Could Help Patients after 'Mini' Stroke

A Chinese study finds that combining aspirin with clopidrogel (Plavix) after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) helped reduce the risk of having a subsequent stroke.

Marriage Reduces Heart Attack Risk

A Finnish study finds that unmarried men and women were much more likely to have a heart attack than their married peers.

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

According to a recent study, the Mediterranean diet, which is full of healthy fats, lowered the risk of heart attack, stroke and death by about 30% among middle-aged adults.

Southern Diet Explains the 'Stroke Belt'

A new study finds that a Southern-style diet filled with fried foods, processed meats and sugary drinks can increase stroke risk.

Blood Pressure Medication Improves Walking Ability in PAD Patients

A study of Australian patients with peripheral arterial disease finds that ramipril (Altace) can boost mobility and quality of life.

Do Financial Conflicts of Interest Impact Study Results?

According to a recent study, funding sources and conflicts of interest have no impact on the outcome of medical studies and trials.

Baby Boomers Less Healthy Than Previous Generation

A recent study finds baby boomers have higher rates of chronic disease, higher levels of disability and lower self-rated health than those born a generation prior.

Calcium Supplements May Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Men

While more research is needed, new findings show how calcium supplements could affect heart health in men.

Patients with AFib Can Benefit Greatly From Yoga

According to a recent study, yoga may work especially well at improving heart rhythm and quality of life for those with atrial fibrillation.

CABG Superior to PCI in Patients with Diabetes

PCI is still risky for patients with diabetes, even with drug-eluting stents.