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Use of a four-component polypill can effectively reduce the risk for major cardiovascular events

Low-Cost, Fixed-Dose Polypill Reduces Risk for Major CV Events

Drop in risk for major cardiovascular events even greater for those with high adherence to polypill
Quitting smoking is associated with reduced rates of incident cardiovascular disease within five years compared with current smoking

Quitting Smoking Linked to Lower CVD Risk Within Five Years

However, compared with never smokers, former smokers' risk remains elevated beyond five years
Short-term exposure to inhalable particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of 10 µm or less and fine particulate matter is positively associated with daily all-cause

Short-Term Exposure to PM10 and PM2.5 Affects Mortality

Risk for daily all-cause, cardiovascular, respiratory mortality up with short-term exposure
Among African-Americans

BP Outside of Clinic May Better Predict Outcomes in Black Patients

Higher systolic blood pressure measured with ambulatory monitoring tied to cardiovascular events, mortality
After any underlying causes are addressed and diet and lifestyle strategies are implemented

AHA: Prescription Omega-3 Fatty Acids Effectively Lower Triglycerides

4 g daily EPA+DHA or EPA only effective and safe for use as monotherapy or in combination
High-income countries have experienced a recent slowing in the cardiovascular disease mortality decline

CVD Mortality Declines Are Slowing in High-Income Countries

In most recent years, CVD mortality rate increased for U.S. men and women, Canadian women
Elderly prostate cancer patients with preexisting cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) using abiraterone acetate or enzalutamide have higher short-term mortality compared with their counterparts without CVDs

Comorbid CVD May Up Mortality With ADT for Prostate Cancer

Seniors with preexisting cardiovascular diseases have higher risk for short-term mortality with AA, ENZ
Adherence to the Life Simple 7 ideal cardiovascular health recommendations in midlife is associated with reduced incidence of dementia later in life

Better CV Health in Midlife Tied to Reduced Dementia Risk Later

Lower risk of dementia with higher Life Simple 7 cardiovascular health score, measured at age 50 years
Osteoarthritis is an independent risk factor for increased cardiovascular disease

NSAIDs Contribute to Increased CVD Risk in Osteoarthritis

Considerable proportion of increased CHF, IHD, and stroke risk mediated by NSAID use
Diets higher in plant-based foods and lower in animal-based foods are associated with lower risks for developing or dying from cardiovascular disease among middle-aged adults

Plant-Based Diets May Lower CV Disease, Deaths in Middle-Aged

Association also found for reduction in all-cause mortality but not incident cardiovascular disease