June 2021

Hypertension During Middle Age in Women May Double ACS Risk
While the overall incidence and rates of mortality for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) that includes myocardial infarction and unstable angina have declined in the past few decades, results from a recently published study reveal that improvements do not appear to include women in their early 40s and 50s. Read more.


Study Reveals a High Incidence of CV Risk Factors in Younger African American Women
According to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session, young African American women generally demonstrated a high prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors such as obesity, hypertension, and other lifestyle risk factors that increase their risk of CV disease at a young age. Read more.

Diminished Cardiac Arrhythmia Risk Linked With Sodium Glucose Cotransporter Inhibitors
The sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) are antidiabetic medications that act by inhibiting the reabsorption of sodium and glucose in the proximal tubules of the kidney. In recent years, the cardioprotective effects of this novel class of agents has been recognized. Findings from a recent study indicate that the use of the SGLT2is may diminish risk of cardiac arrhythmia. Read more.

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