Coronary Artery Disease

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.

CVD Risk Predicted By Fasting Pancreatic Polypeptide in Type 2 Diabetes

CVD Risk Predicted By Fasting Pancreatic Polypeptide in Type 2 Diabetes

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Fasting pancreatic polypeptide may be a marker for macrovascular disease.

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Elevated With Genetic Hyperglycemia

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Elevated With Genetic Hyperglycemia

Elevated coronary artery disease risk is independent of type 2 diabetes and other CAD risk factors.

ACC Updated Criteria: Coronary Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

ACC Updated Criteria: Coronary Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

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Revised coronary revascularization criteria rated whether coronary interventions are appropriate in tables organized according to practice patterns.

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

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

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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.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Associated With Lower Coronary Artery Calcium Scores

Hormone Replacement Therapy Associated With Lower Coronary Artery Calcium Scores

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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.

Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: Coronary CT Angiography vs Standard Care

Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: Coronary CT Angiography vs Standard Care

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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

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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.

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.

Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk With Darunavir Therapy

Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk With Darunavir Therapy

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Risk of cardiovascular disease gradually increased in patients undergoing darunavir therapy.

Multi-Protein Blood Test Sensitive, Effective in Coronary Artery Disease Screening

Multi-Protein Blood Test Sensitive, Effective in Coronary Artery Disease Screening

The HART test has been found to be more accurate than standard diagnostic methods in identifying coronary artery disease.

Rivaroxaban Trial Meets End Point Ahead of Schedule

Rivaroxaban Trial Meets End Point Ahead of Schedule

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Rivaroxaban met its primary end point well ahead of the scheduled March 2018 trial conclusion.

Does Furosemide With Matched Hydration Reduce Incidence of Contrast-Induced AKI?

Does Furosemide With Matched Hydration Reduce Incidence of Contrast-Induced AKI?

RenalGuard therapy was linked to significantly reduced incidences of contrast-induced acute kidney injury.

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Risk for Heart Failure, Death in CAD

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Risk for Heart Failure, Death in CAD

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The association between proton pump inhibitor use and incidence of heart failure and death was recently evaluated in a study.

Coronary Artery Disease Mortality Predicted by Anemia

Coronary Artery Disease Mortality Predicted by Anemia

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Low hemoglobin levels independently predicted all-cause, cardiovascular, and noncardiovascular mortality in patients with coronary artery disease.

Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibitors in Coronary Artery Disease Without Heart Failure

Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibitors in Coronary Artery Disease Without Heart Failure

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Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors reduced cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease when compared with placebo but not active controls.

Coronary Artery Calcium Screening in Younger Adults

Coronary Artery Calcium Screening in Younger Adults

Coronary artery calcium was found in 10.2% of participants aged 18 to 30 years during year 15 of the study.

CABG Revascularization Strategies in Carotid and Coronary Artery Diseases

CABG Revascularization Strategies in Carotid and Coronary Artery Diseases

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Three revascularization techniques were compared in patients with concomitant carotid and coronary artery disease undergoing CABG.

Coronary Artery Calcification Risk Increased With Paracardial Adipose Tissue

Coronary Artery Calcification Risk Increased With Paracardial Adipose Tissue

Postmenopausal women with paracardial adipose tissue may be at an increased risk of developing CVD.

Effects of Vitamin D on High-Intensity Statin Therapy for Coronary Artery Disease

Effects of Vitamin D on High-Intensity Statin Therapy for Coronary Artery Disease

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Significantly decreased platelet reactivity occurred in patients who were given a new statin or an increased dose of a previous statin.

SYNTAX Scores Linked to Long-Term Revascularization Outcomes

SYNTAX Scores Linked to Long-Term Revascularization Outcomes

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Higher SYNTAX scores may predict major cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease and diabetes.

Vascular Calcification in End-Stage Renal Disease

Vascular Calcification in End-Stage Renal Disease

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A prospective cohort study in 66 patients with end-stage renal disease was conducted to determine the link between renal and coronary heart diseases.

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

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

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

Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevalence in Psoriatic Arthritis

Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevalence in Psoriatic Arthritis

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A large number of patients with psoriatic arthritis may have silent coronary artery disease.

FFR-Guided Revascularization in Coronary Artery Disease Raises Concern

FFR-Guided Revascularization in Coronary Artery Disease Raises Concern

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A real-world study of fractional flow-reserve-guided revascularization in coronary artery disease identified several concerns with use of the technique.

Choosing Between PCI and Surgery for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

Choosing Between PCI and Surgery for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

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While mortality rates were similar between percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting in both EXCEL and NOBLE trials, the risk of major cardiovascular events was higher in PCI in NOBLE.

Coronary Artery Disease Functional Status Related to Depressive Symptoms

Coronary Artery Disease Functional Status Related to Depressive Symptoms

Patients with coronary artery disease who also had depressive symptoms were more likely to report poor functional status.

Thrombotic Risk in Coronary Artery Surgery with Tranexamic Acid

Thrombotic Risk in Coronary Artery Surgery with Tranexamic Acid

Peri-operative complicatoions were limited by the use of tranexamic acid in coronary artery surgery.

Liraglutide in Stable Coronary Artery Disease and Newly Diagnosed Diabetes

Liraglutide in Stable Coronary Artery Disease and Newly Diagnosed Diabetes

Liraglutide increased heart rate and reduced heart rate variability in overweight patients with stable coronary artery disease and newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.

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