AUGUST 2018 
SCIENTIFIC SPOTLIGHT
Meta-Analysis Reports Aggressive LDL-C Lowering Reduces Cardiovascular Risk
 
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 92 million people, with 45 million more being at an increased risk for developing CVD within 10 years.  Elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is one of the key risk factors for CVD and several studies have shown that lowering LDL-C is one of the most important aspects of primary and secondary CVD prevention.
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CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE INCREASES DEMENTIA RISK

A study published in Circulation indicates that people with congenital heart disease showed an elevated risk for dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, compared with the general population. A press release published by Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark stated: “Previous studies showed that people born with heart defects have a higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems in childhood such as epilepsy and autism, but this is… the first study to examine the potential for dementia later in adult life.”
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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
CMHC West: Advancing Cardiometabolic Health from East to West will take place at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass: Arizona’s premier Native-American owned luxury resort—a venue that provides attendees a unique opportunity to learn about the Native American culture. The resort is built and designed to be a visually & structurally authentic representation of the Gila River Indian Community's heritage and culture, and celebrates the architecture, design, and legends of the Pima (Akimel O'otham) and Maricopa (Pee Posh) tribes.
 
Not only is the venue devoted to cultural sustainability, with tribal heritage woven into each aspect of the resort, but the conference agenda will also focus on aspects of cardiometabolic health specific to indigenous communities.
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CARDIOMETABOLIC IQ CHALLENGE
Learn about a variety of cardiometabolic risk factors and prevention methods through our interactive challenge quizzes, with corresponding clinical explanations and correct answers. Our newest quiz focuses on the effect of the Mediterranean Diet on cardiovascular prevention through the PREDIMED study, and its ultimate results.
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RECENT PUBLICATION
The second edition of our journal, the Cardiometabolic Chronicle, has recently been published online. View the issue for a series of featured articles that focus on various aspects of cardiometabolic health, including cardiometabolic risk in PCOS, non-statin therapies for lowing LDL cholesterol, and emerging therapeutic approaches for diabetic kidney disease. Other sections include the most recently emerging advancements in the fields of obesity & metabolism, and news sections that reflect the most current events and highlights in the field of cardiometabolic health.
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"The cutting-edge research advanced by leading experts at CMHC generates a wealth of newfound knowledge that attendees can apply to optimize therapies for their patients at highest cardiometabolic risk."

--Michael Miller, MD, FACC, FAHA
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