Cardiovascular Disease

Heart age differentials and general cardiovascular risk profiles for persons with varying disabilities: NHANES 2001–2010

  CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE David W. Hollar Jr., Ph.D., Jennifer S. Lewis, M.H.A., M.Ed. Department of Health Administration, Pfeiffer University, 2880 Slater Road, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560, USA Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p51–60 Published online: July 31 2014  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.07.007 Abstract Background Persons with disabilities are at risk for secondary conditions, including […]

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Perceptions of cardiovascular health in an underserved community of deaf adults using American Sign Language.

BACKGROUND:  Cardiovascular disease leads in overall mortality and morbidity in the United States. Cardiovascular disparities remain high among minority and underserved groups. Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users are an underserved and understudied group that receives little attention from researchers due to language and communication barriers. A recent ASL survey in Rochester, NY, indicated greater cardiovascular risk […]

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Reporting diet-related health issues through newspapers: portrayal of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.

This study identifies (i) the extent to which newsprint media communicate to their readers the lifestyle factors associated with the development of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes and (ii) newspaper portrayal of social determinants affecting onset of disease. A content analysis of five leading UK national newspapers and their Sunday equivalents was conducted over […]

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Cardiologist’s role in improving glucose control and global cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus confers an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), in part owing to the effects of the metabolic syndrome, a clustering of risk factors that often accompanies the diabetic state. It is likely that the combination of hypertension, diabetic dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia, and insulin resistance produces an enhanced, atherogenic environment within the circulation. […]

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Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, selected cardiovascular disease risk factors, and the 5-year incidence of age-related cataract and progression of lens opacities: the Beaver Dam Eye Study.

Purpose: To describe the relationships of diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and selected cardiovascular disease risk factors to cumulative incidence of age-related cataract and to progression of lens opacities over a 5-year interval. p. Methods: A follow-up examination of the Beaver Dam Eye Study cohort was performed 5 years after the baseline evaluation. Ages at the census […]

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