Patients with undiagnosed chest pain in primary care rarely undergo diagnostic testing, but experience an increased risk of both fatal and non-fatal CV events.
Experts weigh in on how to improve racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular health.
Among non-smoking women, hot flashes signaled increased vascular dysfunction, independent of other CVD risk factors.
Fourteen percent of study participants experienced incident athersclerotic cardiovascular disease events.
An American Heart Association survey found that patients felt least informed about the differences in cholesterol types and goals for cholesterol management.
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing should be integrated with clinical, laboratory, and hemodynamic parameters.
Both acute ischemic stroke and stroke risk factors are on the rise among Americans younger than 65 years of age.
Increases in body weight fluctuations were associated with greater risk for coronary and cardiovascular events and death.
Researchers followed participants with no dementia to determine the link between vascular health and amyloid deposits leading to dementia.
Periodontitis was associated with an increased mortality risk while edentulism was linked with an increased cardiovascular disease risk.
Multivitamin use was found to have no impact on men's cardiovascular health, regardless of baseline nutritional status.
Results of the FOURIER trial, presented at the 2017 ACC Scientific Sessions, raise questions about the efficacy of PCSK9 inhibitors as long-term therapy for patients with atherosclerotic CVD.
The study analysis focused on the link between cardio-cerebral vascular events and difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep, among others.
The researchers found heterogeneity in the association between recorded alcohol consumption and the initial presentation of 12 cardiovascular diseases.
Data from over 9505 patients with coronary artery disease was analyzed.
A study sought to determine whether monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation prevented cardiovascular disease in the general population.
Researchers found pathogenic mechanisms to explain elevated incidence of acute myocardial infarction in firefighters.
A mutlimodal strategy combines 5 separate tests to significantly improve CVD and ASVCD risk assessment.
Cardiovascular disease risk in type 1 diabetes increased with the development of each additional major ECG abnormality.
The guidelines modify 2014 recommendations relating to aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures.
Recent evidence clearly indicates that patients should be eating whole foods rather than attempting to get vitamins and antioxidants from dietary supplements.
Researchers noted that the relative risk of heart failure increased following a patient's RA diagnosis.
Physical function and cardiac rehabilitation should be emphasized in elderly patients.
A decline in function status occurred an average of 2 years before hospitalization for myocardial infarction, and 3 years before heart failure and stroke.
Researchers identified heterogeneous associations between levels of alcohol consumption and presentation of CVD.
Patients with higher baseline blood pressure had higher 6-month combined cardiovascular disease incidence after adjustments.
Those with HIV infection experience an elevated risk for CVD, potentially exacerbated by the use of certain antiretroviral therapies.
Evolocumab reduced LDL-C levels by 59% and lowered the risk of CV death, MI, stroke, hospitalization for unstable angina, or coronary revascularization by 15%.
In the combined SPIRE trials, the mean change in LDL-C levels was −56.0% in the bococizumab group and +2.9% in the placebo group.
Cardiovascular event incidence was lower in patients taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) vs angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi).
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- Should You Agree to Provide Preoperative Cardiology "Clearance"?
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