Salt targets could reduce cardiovascular disease burden and health expenditures

From Cardiology News, 6 May 2014: MELBOURNE – Reducing salt intake to less than 5 g/day could reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease by 11% and significantly decrease out-of-pocket health expenditures, particularly among economically vulnerable middle-income households, according to a modeling study of South Africa’s salt reduction policy. The study used surveys and epidemiological data to Continue reading Salt targets could reduce cardiovascular disease burden and health expenditures

Significant improvements in adherence, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol with polypill

From Cardiology News, 6 May 2014: A polypill combining aspirin, simvastatin, and two antihypertensive drugs has shown a significant improvement in adherence as well as reductions in blood pressure and LDL cholesterol in patients with existing heart disease, according to data from a large international multicenter trial. The Single Pill to Avert Cardiovascular Events (SPACE) Continue reading Significant improvements in adherence, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol with polypill