Coronary Artery Disease

Necessity of PCI in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Questioned

Necessity of PCI in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Questioned

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

Exercise Time After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Angina

Exercise Time After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Angina

Percutaneous coronary intervention does not increase exercise time more than a placebo procedure in patients with angina and severe coronary stenosis.

Culprit Lesion PCI Superior to Immediate Multivessel PCI in CAD

Culprit Lesion PCI Superior to Immediate Multivessel PCI in CAD

Percutaneous coronary intervention of the culprit lesion is associated with better 30-day outcomes than immediate multivessel PCI in patients with patients with multivessel CAD and acute MI.

PCI and CABG Provide Similar Intermediate-Term Outcomes in Left Main CAD

PCI and CABG Provide Similar Intermediate-Term Outcomes in Left Main CAD

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A substudy analyzed whether PCI outcomes using second generation drug eluting stents were comparable to CABG in patients with low or intermediated complexity left main coronary artery disease.

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

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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

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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

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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

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

CCTA Associated With Decreased MI Incidence in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

CCTA Associated With Decreased MI Incidence in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

For patients with CAD, CCTA is associated with reduced incidence of myocardial infarction but no reduction in death or hospitalization.

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

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

Independent Predictors of Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Diabetes

Independent Predictors of Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Diabetes

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

FDA Clears Acoustic Device for Heart Murmur Detection

FDA Clears Acoustic Device for Heart Murmur Detection

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The FDA has granted clearance for a new non-invasive acoustic and electrocardiogram device for the detection of physiological and pathological heart murmurs.

Risk Stratification Using Platelet Aggregation in Stable CAD

Risk Stratification Using Platelet Aggregation in Stable CAD

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

Depression Diagnosis Following CAD Diagnosis Increases Risk of Death

Depression Diagnosis Following CAD Diagnosis Increases Risk of Death

A depression diagnosis is linked to an increased risk of mortality in patients with coronary artery disease.

Noncalcified, High-Risk Coronary Plaque Burden Increased With Psoriasis

Noncalcified, High-Risk Coronary Plaque Burden Increased With Psoriasis

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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?

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

Left Ventricular Mass Index in CHD Predicts Mortality, Revascularization Need

Left Ventricular Mass Index in CHD Predicts Mortality, Revascularization Need

Left ventricular mass index predicts mortality and revascularization in patients undergoing invasive coronary angiography.

Two-Hour Postload Glucose Predicts CV Events Better Than Fasting Glucose, HbA1C

Two-Hour Postload Glucose Predicts CV Events Better Than Fasting Glucose, HbA1C

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Two-hour postload glucose (2h-PG) may be a better predictor of cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease.

Elevated High-Sensitivity Troponin T in Afib May Not Increase Coronary Event Risk

Elevated High-Sensitivity Troponin T in Afib May Not Increase Coronary Event Risk

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Patients with atrial fibrillation but without known coronary artery disease may not be at an increased risk for coronary events, despite elevated high-sensitivity troponin T levels.

Major Cardiovascular Events in Diabetes Predicted Coronary CT Angiography

Major Cardiovascular Events in Diabetes Predicted Coronary CT Angiography

CCTA-detected obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) improves prediction of MACE in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Increased With Clonal Hematopoiesis

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Increased With Clonal Hematopoiesis

Coronary heart disease has been linked to the presence of clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential.

Psychological Stress Increases Mortality Risk in Coronary Heart Disease

Psychological Stress Increases Mortality Risk in Coronary Heart Disease

Early mortality in coronary heart disease was substantially higher in patients with persistent moderate or severe distress.

CV Events, Death in Diabetes vs No Diabetes Without Coronary Artery Disease

CV Events, Death in Diabetes vs No Diabetes Without Coronary Artery Disease

Without obstructive coronary artery disease, adjusted risk of death, cardiac death, and myocardial infarction was the same in patients with or without diabetes.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring Survival Predicted by Nomogram

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring Survival Predicted by Nomogram

A nomogram can predict 5, 10, and 15-year survival among adults undergoing coronary artery calcium scoring.

Gray Hair Predictive of Coronary Artery Disease in Men

Gray Hair Predictive of Coronary Artery Disease in Men

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Hair whitening score, hypertension, and dyslipidemia were all independent predictors of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Reduced With <i>ANGPTL3</i> Deficiency

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Reduced With ANGPTL3 Deficiency

Heterozygous carriers of ANGPTL3 loss-of-function mutations demonstrated a 17% reduction in circulating triglycerides and a 12% reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

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