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In a randomized trial that included about 2,000 patients with or at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), use of a fixed-dose combination medication for blood pressure, cholesterol, and platelet control compared to usual care resulted in significantly improved medication adherence after 15 months and small improvements in systolic blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
According to a new Vital Signs report from the CDC, more than 200,000 preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke occurred in 2010 in the US.
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There are wide variations between European countries in the achievement of LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) targets.
Dr Nakano said: "Many randomized clinical trials, such as Treating to New Targets (TNT) and PROVE IT-TIMI, have shown that aggressive cholesterol lowering with statins improves clinical outcomes in patients with CAD and high LDL-C levels.1,2 But until now it was not known whether aggressive lipid lowering with statins would also benefit CAD patients with very low LDL-C levels."
Two treatments that slow the development of diabetes also may protect people from heart disease.
In her popular blog “The Health Optimist”, Hanlie Combrinck shares how she succeeded in lowering her LDL cholesterol from over 9 to 6.1 and still falling, with lifestyle changes.
In the absence of other contributing factors, men between the ages of 48 and 60 are at moderate to severe risk of suffering a heart attack, according to new research appearing in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology.
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