Cardiology

Six unusual signs that you may have heart disease

The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work without any external sign to the owner. In the West, where one in four people die of cardiovascular disease, the importance of ...

Cardiology

LDL-C still high in autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia

(HealthDay)—For patients with autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia (ARH), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels remain high despite intensive treatment, according to a study published in the Jan. 23 issue ...

Cardiology

Measuring plasma PCSK9 may ID resistance to PCSK9 inhibitors

(HealthDay)—Plasma levels of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) may help assess apparent resistance to PCSK9 inhibitors, according to a research letter published online Nov. 28 in the Annals of Internal ...

Diabetes

Anagliptin effect on LDL in T2DM via ApoB-100 synthesis

(HealthDay)—In patients with type 2 diabetes being treated with a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP4-I), use of anagliptin (ANA) may improve low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, with the effect mediated, ...

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