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Older adults with certain markers of subclinical cardiovascular disease have more than double the risk of falls, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  “Cardiovascular disease is associated with greater fall risk; however, it is unknown if pathways that contribute…
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Older adults with acute myocardial infarction are less likely to receive revascularization with percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass surgery if they are frail, even though the procedures increase their likelihood of survival, according to a study published online in the…
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Treatment of hypertension may help to decelerate the progression of cognitive decline in older adults, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions. Using data from 10,958 participants from the China health and Retirement…
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Older adult patients, 75 years of age and older, who discontinue statin therapy for primary prevention are at increased risk of admission for cardiovascular events, according to researchers of a recent study. The study findings were published online in the European Heart Journal. “The role of…
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Nutritional status helped predict all-cause mortality in older adults hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome, according to a study published online in Clinical Nutrition.  Researchers gauged nutritional status in 908 older adults using the Mini Nutritional Assessment-Short Form (MNA-SF). The…
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In a group of older adults, taking sleeping pills was associated with an increase in the number of antihypertensive medications used over subsequent years. Researchers published their findings in Geriatrics & Gerontology International. The prospective cohort study included 752 adults age 60 or…
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By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients 75 and older with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), adding ezetimibe to a statin for higher-intensity lipid lowering may be beneficial and safe, a secondary analysis of IMPROVE-IT suggests. The multicenter randomized trial, which enrolled…
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By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after acute myocardial infarction is increasing in the elderly, and appears to boost survival even in patients 75 and older, according to a new study. Adults aged 75 and older are a fast-growing…
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By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - After myocardial infarction, frail older adults may live longer by taking several medications typically prescribed to prevent future heart problems, but the drugs might also contribute to increased frailty, a U.S. study suggests. Within 90 days of MI, elderly…
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By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Liraglutide appears to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in older people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a new post-hoc analysis of data from the LEADER trial. The findings should "reassure clinicians that…
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