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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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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.

Reduced Forced Vital Capacity May Be Useful for Risk Assessment of Arterial Stiffness

Reduced Forced Vital Capacity May Be Useful for Risk Assessment of Arterial Stiffness

Restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacity level are associated with increased risk of arterial stiffness.

Depression Linked to Recurrent Chest Pain, Even Without CAD

Depression Linked to Recurrent Chest Pain, Even Without CAD

Depression may be linked to recurrent chest pain even without coronary artery disease.

Coronary Artery Calcium Useful in Predicting Cardiovascular Risk in COPD

Coronary Artery Calcium Useful in Predicting Cardiovascular Risk in COPD

Coronary artery calcium may be the best noninvasive risk marker for predicting a major cardiovascular event in patients with COPD.

Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Decreased in Obstructive Sleep Apnea After CPAP

Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Decreased in Obstructive Sleep Apnea After CPAP

Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea may experience a decrease in carotid intima-media thickness with continuous positive airway pressure therapy.

Arterial Stiffness May Be Linked to E-Cigarettes With Nicotine Exposure

Arterial Stiffness May Be Linked to E-Cigarettes With Nicotine Exposure

E-cigarettes with nicotine may be linked to arterial stiffening, which can increase the risk for heart attack and stroke.

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