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December 13, 2012
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News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

  Heart Health News 
  • Lifestyle habits put cardiovascular disease progress at risk
    Increasing rates of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes may reverse gains made in reducing cardiovascular disease in the U.S., according to an American Heart Association report in Circulation. The report said 68% of adults are overweight or obese, one-third do not engage in leisure-time physical activity and only 53% of people with hypertension have it under control. MedPage Today (free registration) (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ore. cardiovascular study may lead to prevention programs
    Oregon Health Sciences University researchers are studying the heart health of Clatsop County, Ore., women in a long-term project that could lead to community-based disease prevention programs. Clatsop County has the state's third-highest death rate from heart disease, and OHSU assistant professor Janne Boone-Heinonen said the first step is learning how the community could encourage healthy behavior and what steps might help address unhealthy behavior. Coast River Business Journal (Astoria, Ore.) (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Quitting cuts women's risk of sudden cardiac death from smoking
    Data from the Nurses' Health Study found light-to-moderate cigarette smoking can more than double a woman's risk of sudden cardiac death. For women without heart disease, quitting smoking quickly reduced the risk, which increased 8% for every five years of continued smoking, Canadian researchers reported in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. (12/11), WebMD (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Emerging Trends 
  • Data show apixaban reduces recurrent venous thromboembolism
    The blood thinner apixaban, or Eliquis, reduced the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism and death from VTE by about 80%, according to an Italian study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Cardiologist Maja Zaric said the drug eventually could replace warfarin, but the need for two daily doses could reduce compliance. HealthDay News (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  PCNA Update 
  • New blood pressure patient tool
    A new, improved version of PCNA's "Blood Pressure: How do you measure up?" patient booklet is now available for order. The new version of the booklet features a removable tape measure for patients to determine their blood pressure cuff size. PCNA members can order this patient education tool and more for free on LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Attend the PCNA 19th Annual Symposium for just $249
    Registration is open for the PCNA 19th Annual Symposium -- coming to Las Vegas from May 2-4 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel! The PCNA Annual Symposium is your source for cutting-edge information, best practices, and national guidelines in cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management. $249 for PCNA members. $324 for nonmembers who become PCNA members. Register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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