Investigators found consuming more processed meat, unprocessed red meat, or poultry (but not fish) was closely connected to a higher risk for incident cardiovascular disease. Meanwhile, consuming processed meat or unprocessed red meat (but neither fish nor poultry) was strongly associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality.
A new study shows the benefits of developing a case management program to monitor women with pregnancy-related hypertension. Researchers found evidence of high compliance, retention, and patient satisfaction with a postpartum remote hypertension monitoring protocol.
In a cohort of 15,480 adults with diabetes, there was no significant difference in the risk of serious vascular events when comparing supplementation with 1 g of omega-3 fatty acid vs. an olive oil placebo.
This two-part series will look at the rationale and causes of inappropriate testing and how to select the best, most appropriate cardiac test for each patient. The first part will focus on the theory of ordering tests and strategies to minimize unnecessary testing while the second part will focus on when and how to select each individual test given the patient's clinical scenario.