Cardiovascular Disease


The Practical Cardiology™ Cardiovascular Disease clinical resource center hosts content related to a wide array of cardiovascular conditions. The leading cause of death in the United States, the term cardiovascular disease encompasses a multitude of conditions and this page serves as a hub for information to several of the most common conditions, including atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, acute coronary syndromes, hypertension, and more.

June 2022 Cardiology Month in Review

June 25, 2022

Our cardiology month in review spotlights the most popular content from the past month. The top content from June 2022 includes new USPSTF recommendations, DECAAF II, the latest edition of Don’t Miss a Beat, & more!

Cardiac Rehabilitation Rates Lower for Minority Patients, Regardless of Income Level

June 22, 2022

An analysis of insurance claims data from 2016-2018 suggests cardiac rehabilitation attendance was 31% lower among Asian individuals, 19% lower among Black individuals, and 43% lower among Hispanic individuals compared to their White counterparts in models adjusted for income, age, sex, hypertension, diabetes, depression, ischemic stroke, and education level.

USPSTF Issues Cautious Recommendations on Nutritional Supplement Use for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

June 21, 2022

On June 21, the USPSTF released a new recommendation statement related to use of vitamin, mineral, or multivitamin supplements for the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease in adult patients, which replace the organization's 2014 recommendations on the subject.

Statins Could Slow Progression of Arterial Stiffness in High-Risk Patients

June 20, 2022

A retrospective analysis comparing statin users and nonusers details the significant declines in arterial stiffness progression among patients of high atherosclerotic risk based on statin use and adherence in a cohort of more than 5000 patients.

Women with PCOS at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Complications During Pregnancy

June 18, 2022

Using National Inpatient Sample data from a nearly 2 decade period, investigators detail the increased risk of cardiovascular complications among women with PCOS during delivery hospitalizations and predictors of this increased risk.

Cardiovascular Risks in Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Overlooked, Undertreated

June 14, 2022

Using data from a large study of childhood cancer survivors and NHANES, investigators provide insight into the undertreatment and underdiagnosis of cardiovascular risk factors among survivors of childhood cancer compared to the general US population.