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CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a significantly higher risk for cardiovascular disease, increasing their risk for morbidity and mortality.

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CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a significantly higher risk for cardiovascular disease, increasing their risk for morbidity and mortality.

Identifying At-Risk Patients Using Coronary Artery Calcium Scores

Identifying At-Risk Patients Using Coronary Artery Calcium Scores

Researchers argue that elevated coronary artery calcium scores increase the risk of adverse cardiovascular events even in young patients.

Oxygen Therapy for Acute MI: Best Practice or Harmful Treatment?

Oxygen Therapy for Acute MI: Best Practice or Harmful Treatment?

Evidence is lacking to support oxygen therapy for acute myocardial infarction.

Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS: Confronting 2 Major Health Issues

Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS: Confronting 2 Major Health Issues

A review of cardiovascular disease burden, particularly coronary heart disease, in HIV/AIDS.

Reducing the Progression of Coronary Heart Disease With Estradiol

Reducing the Progression of Coronary Heart Disease With Estradiol

In light of ELITE trial results, estradiol hormone therapy may have a role in coronary heart disease treatment.

PCSK9 Inhibitors: Breakthrough in LDL-C Reduction, But Comes at a Cost

PCSK9 Inhibitors: Breakthrough in LDL-C Reduction, But Comes at a Cost

PCSK9 inhibitors may offer hope to patients with familial hypercholesterolemia who cannot tolerate or achieve goal LDL-C levels with statins.

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Alcohol Consumption Inversely Linked to Nonfatal Coronary Heart Disease

Alcohol Consumption Inversely Linked to Nonfatal Coronary Heart Disease

Alcohol consumption may be inversely related to nonfatal CHD risk but positively correlated with risks for other stroke subtypes.

HBV Infection May Not Be Associated With Increased Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

HBV Infection May Not Be Associated With Increased Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

Researchers conducted the first systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the relationship between HBV and the risk for coronary heart disease.

Noninvasive CAD Screening May Reduce Cardiac Events in Individuals With Asymptomatic Diabetes

Noninvasive CAD Screening May Reduce Cardiac Events in Individuals With Asymptomatic Diabetes

Compared with standard care, noninvasive coronary artery disease screening reduced cardiac events by 27% in individuals with asymptomatic diabetes. Results justify larger, appropriately powered trials to potentially revisit current recommendations.

CHD, MI Risk Predicted in Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Biomarker Score

CHD, MI Risk Predicted in Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Biomarker Score

Myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease may be predicted by multibiomarker disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

High-Risk Coronary Plaque Detection by CTA in Chest Pain May Predict MACE

High-Risk Coronary Plaque Detection by CTA in Chest Pain May Predict MACE

Patients with stable chest pain who have high-risk plaque as identified by coronary computed tomographic angiography may have a higher risk for MACE.

LDL Cholesterol Independently Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis

LDL Cholesterol Independently Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis

In an analysis of the PESA study, nearly 50% of patients without cardiovascular risk factors had subclinical atherosclerosis.

Rivaroxaban Supplemental Drug Application Submitted to FDA for New Indications

Rivaroxaban Supplemental Drug Application Submitted to FDA for New Indications

Two new indications for rivaroxaban submitted to the FDA to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with chronic CAD and/or PAD.

Incident Diabetes May Account for Link Between Sleep Duration and CHD

Incident Diabetes May Account for Link Between Sleep Duration and CHD

The association between sleep duration and incident diabetes may be similar to the association between sleep duration and incident coronary heart disease.

Diabetes Risk in Coronary Heart Disease Reduced With Acarbose

Diabetes Risk in Coronary Heart Disease Reduced With Acarbose

Acarbose, an α-glucosidase inhibitor, decreased the incidence of diabetes in a population with impaired glucose tolerance at low risk of cardiovascular events.

Necessity of PCI in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Questioned

Necessity of PCI in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Questioned

No evidence shows efficacy of PCI procedures for patients with stable coronary artery disease with angina.

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