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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.

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Statin Eligibility Requirements In African Americans With Atherosclerosis

Statin Eligibility Requirements In African Americans With Atherosclerosis

According to ACC/AHA Guidelines presented at ACC 2017, targeted imaging should be used to personalize statin recommendation programs.

Everolimus-Eluting vs Sirolimus-Eluting Stents in Coronary Artery Disease

Everolimus-Eluting vs Sirolimus-Eluting Stents in Coronary Artery Disease

After 5 years, the cumulative incidence of MACE was 6.7% in the everolimus-eluting stent group and 11.2% in the sirolimus-eluting stent group.

LDL-C Lowered Below Current Targets Beneficial to Atherosclerotic CVD

LDL-C Lowered Below Current Targets Beneficial to Atherosclerotic CVD

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%.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Associated With Lower Coronary Artery Calcium Scores

Hormone Replacement Therapy Associated With Lower Coronary Artery Calcium Scores

Hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women was associated with lower coronary artery calcium scores as well as lower risk of long-term all-cause mortality.

Elevated Mortality Risk in Women With Acute Coronary Syndrome

Elevated Mortality Risk in Women With Acute Coronary Syndrome

Data from almost 15,000 patients were analyzed to determine the links among age, acute coronary syndrome severity, and 30-day mortality.

Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: Coronary CT Angiography vs Standard Care

Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: Coronary CT Angiography vs Standard Care

Coronary computed tomographic angiography does not reduce cardiac events in patients with suspected coronary artery disease.

Mitigating Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes Using Angiography

Mitigating Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes Using Angiography

Patients with diabetes had more CV risk factors and higher rates of noninvasive testing positivity as well as 60-day aspirin, statin, ACE inhibitor, and ARB use.

Reducing Venous Thromboembolism Risk With Computerized Clinical Decision Support Systems

Reducing Venous Thromboembolism Risk With Computerized Clinical Decision Support Systems

Use of computerized clinical decision support systems significantly increased rates of appropriate VTE prophylaxis.

Heart Failure, Stroke Risk Increased With Cannabis Use

Heart Failure, Stroke Risk Increased With Cannabis Use

The investigators suggested that more research is needed to truly understand the pathophysiology behind cannabis' effect.

Oxidized Lipoprotein Biomarker Levels Affected by Age, Ethnicity

Oxidized Lipoprotein Biomarker Levels Affected by Age, Ethnicity

Elevated IgG MDA-LDL levels are associated with a higher risk of subclinical atherosclerosis and may serve as accurate predictors of MACE

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