A Cardiometabolic Subspecialty? Not Such A Crazy Idea

The global epidemic of metabolic syndrome, a constellation of cardiometabolic risk factors, and that of obesity, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) have become the modern-day health hazard across the world. In the US, the numbers are particularly striking. Even with the recent reports that the incidence of diabetes fell by 35% in […]

Residual CVD Risk: Can you REDUCE-IT?

Residual Risk: Beyond LDL-C Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) remains the leading cause of death in the United States, and its prevention and treatment continue to be an area of utmost importance.1 Elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a well-established ASCVD risk factor and significant advances have been made to lower it by using established and […]

Addressing Statin Intolerance In Practice: Moving Beyond the Controversy

Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) has been shown to be atherogenic and likely have a causal relationship for the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).1 Thus, reducing LDL-C levels is imperative in decreasing the impacts of ASCVD, as demonstrated in several studies.2 Since their introduction more than 30 years ago, statins, along with lifestyle modifications, have […]

Nutrition for Cardiometabolic Health: Cutting Through the Noise

Despite a wide variety of dietary options available, a prolonged controversy still exists about optimal nutritional plans for cardiometabolic patients, which contributes to the challenges faced by clinicians while caring for these patients. A poor diet is a major contributor in exacerbating the impacts of the cardiometabolic disease; as well as a leading contributor to […]

LIFE IN THE TRENCHES: A Clinical Perspective On Cardiometabolics

I work in the trenches. I am not an academic physician, I do not do research, and I spend all my time in patient care. I am an internist in a busy office as part of an outpatient setting of a large hospital network. My father2 and mentor, an internist and keen diagnostician, made my […]

HYPERTENSION which course of treatment to follow?

High blood pressure is a dangerous medical condition that eventually leads to cardiac disorders and stroke if not regulated on time, and around 75 million Americans (~one in every three adults) are afflicted with hypertension at present, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) […]

Prevention of Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Lessons Learned from the DPP and DPPOS Trials

Prediabetes is a high-risk state for developing diabetes, and currently, more than 84 million adults in the US have prediabetes.1 Diagnosing and managing prediabetes is essential, considering that it increases the annual risk for developing diabetes by 10%, and individuals with prediabetes have a 70% lifetime risk of progressing to diabetes.2 As with diabetes, prediabetes […]

Technology in Cardiometabolic Health – Challenges and Solutions

The increasing impacts of cardiometabolic risks and cardiometabolic disease, including obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, chronic kidney disease, have led to significant therapeutic innovations that have undoubtedly helped improve cardiometabolic health in the last decade. Conventional approaches to care, such as landmark clinical trials, updated clinical practice guidelines, and population-level efforts in screening […]

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