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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles July 2020

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

USPSTF Reaffirms Hypertension Screening Guidelines

The US Preventive Services Task Force has reaffirmed its guidance on screening for hypertension in adults. The new draft recommendation statement serves as an update to the group’s 2015 A recommendation for screening for hypertension and was created through USPSTF’s reaffirmation process. 

Common Antibiotic Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Death

A recent study explored the link between the use of azithromycin and increased short-term cardiovascular-related and all-cause mortality risk. 

HDL Particles May More Accurately Predict MI, Stroke Risk

The researchers analyzed data on more than 15,700 patients from the Dallas Heart, ARIC, MESA, and PREVEND studies to evaluate whether HDL particle concentration is associated with ischemic events among women and Black adults. 

Societies Provide Guidance on Safely Reintroducing CV Services

Leaders from 15 North American cardiovascular societies have developed a consensus report that offers guidance on the safe reintroduction of invasive CV procedures and diagnostic tests after the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Low-Dose Aspirin: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

In a recent study, researchers employed umbrella review methodology to better quantify the risk-benefit balance of low-dose aspirin use in patients with and without cardiovascular disease.