OCTOBER 2018 
SCIENTIFIC SPOTLIGHT
SGLT-2 Inhibitors Associated with Decreased HF Hospitalizations in Type 2 Diabetes 
 
The management of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and heart failure (HF) is challenging, and the optimal care for these patients is not very well defined. The coexistence of these two conditions increases morbidity and mortality. Patients with HF and T2D are at an increased risk for cardiovascular-related mortality and have higher rates of HF hospitalizations.
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Limit Screen Time to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Recent advice from the American Heart Association indicates that children should have limited screen time, as it may contribute to future cardiovascular disease. The AHA has emphasized existing recommendations, which suggest limiting screen time for children & teens to no more than 1-2 hours each day. Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Stephen Daniels, a spokesman for the American Heart Association, states: “Screen time is associated with being overweight and obese which is associated with high cholesterol and high blood pressure…Once those risk factors, such as obesity, are in play in childhood, they tend to continue into adulthood.”
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FACULTY FORUM
Read more surrounding the impact of cardiometabolic disease on African American men and women: 40% of whom suffer from high blood pressure, putting them at higher risk of hypertension. Dr. Ferdinand outlines ways in which cardiologists can improve care for these patients here.
CASE CHALLENGE
A Case of Resistant Hypertension

A 67 year-old male with a history of hypertension, CAD (s/p PCI with stenting of RCA), hyperlipidemia, GERD, BPH, and DKD visits for an annual exam. He reports measuring home BP infrequently, but reports it is usually around 140-150/70-80 mmHg. 
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Through our ongoing effort to keep you updated in the field of cardiometabolic health, we have developed what is considered to be "the most comprehensive site for cardiometabolic health." Our Education Resource Center offers complimentary CME credits that can be taken exclusively online, for further convenience & accessibility. These featured activities cover topics including key topics in the diagnosis & treatment of HFmanagement of T2DM and lipidscardiovascular & rental diseaseauthorization process, and many more.
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