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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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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.

Positron Emission Tomography Offers Diagnostic Value in Myocardial Ischemia

Positron Emission Tomography Offers Diagnostic Value in Myocardial Ischemia

When compared with other imaging modalities, positron emission tomography offers the greatest diagnostic accuracy for coronary artery disease.

ESC and EACTS Provide New Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Guidelines in Coronary Heart Disease

ESC and EACTS Provide New Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Guidelines in Coronary Heart Disease

The European Society of Cardiology and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery have released a focused update on dual antiplatelet therapy use in coronary heart disease.

Acute Pancreatitis Linked to Diuretic in Coronary Artery Disease

Acute Pancreatitis Linked to Diuretic in Coronary Artery Disease

Furosemide-induced acute pancreatitis can occur several hours to up to 7 weeks after starting treatment.

Independent Predictors of Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Diabetes

Independent Predictors of Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Diabetes

Smoking, duration of diabetes, and male sex were among several independent predictors of silent coronary artery disease in patients with asymptomatic diabetes.

Risk Stratification Using Platelet Aggregation in Stable CAD

Risk Stratification Using Platelet Aggregation in Stable CAD

Platelet aggregation levels did not predict cardiovascular events in patients with stable coronary artery disease.

Noncalcified, High-Risk Coronary Plaque Burden Increased With Psoriasis

Noncalcified, High-Risk Coronary Plaque Burden Increased With Psoriasis

Individuals with psoriasis have a greater risk for noncalcified coronary plaque burden compared with healthy individuals and patients with hyperlipidemia.

Coronary Artery Disease and Serum Calcium Levels: Is There a Genetic Connection?

Coronary Artery Disease and Serum Calcium Levels: Is There a Genetic Connection?

A genetic predisposition to elevated serum calcium levels may increase the risk for coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction.

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