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  • Low Systolic BP Linked to Poor Outcomes in HFpEF The optimal systolic blood pressure target for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is 'far from clear,' and aggressive SBP control in older patients with this condition may need to be avoided.
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Tied to Obesity A new study finds obesity bests even exertion during sports as a risk factor for sudden cardiac death in patients under 34 years of age.
  • HOPE-3: No Effect of CVD Drugs on Erectile Function A prespecified analysis of the large HOPE-3 trial finds neither help nor harm on erectile function from cardiovascular drugs, including statins or the antihypertensive combination of candesartan plus low-dose thiazide.
  • Women Have Particular Stroke Risk Factors, Outcomes Women face different risk factors for stroke and experience worse outcomes after stroke, compared with men, according to four related articles in a focused update online February 8 in the journal Stroke.