Updating insights into #rosiglitazone and #cardiovascular risk through shared data: individual patient and summary level meta-analyses

..The odds ratios for myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiovascular related death, and non-cardiovascular related death were 1.17 (0.92 to 1.51), 1.54 (1.14 to 2.09), 1.15 (0.55 to 2.41), and 1.18 (0.60 to 2.30), respectively. For analyses including trials for which IPD were not available, odds ratios for myocardial infarction and cardiovascular related death were attenuated (1.09, 0.88 to 1.35, and 1.12, 0.72 to 1.74, respectively). … Continue reading Updating insights into #rosiglitazone and #cardiovascular risk through shared data: individual patient and summary level meta-analyses

Associations between Serum Levels of #Cholesterol and #survival to Age 90 in Postmenopausal Women

Although elevated lipid levels predict increased risk of coronary heart disease and death in middle‐aged women and men, evidence is mixed if lipid levels measured in later life predict survival to very old ages.. HDL and LDL levels were not associated with survival to age 90 after adjustment for cardiovascular risk factors.. Similarly, no associations were observed between HDL and LDL levels and survival to … Continue reading Associations between Serum Levels of #Cholesterol and #survival to Age 90 in Postmenopausal Women

Application of non-HDL #cholesterol for population-based #cardiovascular risk stratification: results from the Multinational Cardiovascular Risk Consortium

..Incidence curve analyses showed progressively higher 30-year cardiovascular disease event-rates for increasing non-HDL cholesterol categories (from 7·7% for non-HDL cholesterol <2·6 mmol/L to 33·7% for ≥5·7 mmol/L in women and from 12·8% to 43·6% in men; p<0·0001). Multivariable adjusted Cox models with non-HDL cholesterol lower than 2·6 mmol/L as reference showed an increase in the association between non-HDL cholesterol concentration and cardiovascular disease for both … Continue reading Application of non-HDL #cholesterol for population-based #cardiovascular risk stratification: results from the Multinational Cardiovascular Risk Consortium

Low-Density #Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Risk of Hemorrhagic #stroke: a Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-analysis of Prospective Studies

..A previous meta-analysis of prospective studies published in 2013 showed that higher concentrations of LDL-C were associated with lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke. ..The results showed that a 10 mg/dL increase in LDL-C was associated with 3% lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke (pooled relative risk [RR] 0.97, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.95–0.98). The association appeared to be more pronounced in Asians (pooled RR 0.95, 95% … Continue reading Low-Density #Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Risk of Hemorrhagic #stroke: a Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-analysis of Prospective Studies

Application of non-HDL #cholesterol for population-based cardiovascular risk stratification: results from the Multinational #Cardiovascular Risk Consortium

Incidence curve analyses showed progressively higher 30-year cardiovascular disease event-rates for increasing non-HDL cholesterol categories (from 7·7% for non-HDL cholesterol <2·6 mmol/L to 33·7% for ≥5·7 mmol/L in women and from 12·8% to 43·6% in men; p<0·0001). Multivariable adjusted Cox models with non-HDL cholesterol lower than 2·6 mmol/L as reference showed an increase in the association between non-HDL cholesterol concentration and cardiovascular disease for both … Continue reading Application of non-HDL #cholesterol for population-based cardiovascular risk stratification: results from the Multinational #Cardiovascular Risk Consortium