Coronary Heart Disease

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.

Physical Activity in Coronary Heart Disease Improved With Tai Chi

Physical Activity in Coronary Heart Disease Improved With Tai Chi

Improvements in activity, weight, QoL for patients with coronary heart disease refusing cardiac rehab

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.

Metabolically Healthy Obese Individuals Still at Higher Risk for CV Events

Metabolically Healthy Obese Individuals Still at Higher Risk for CV Events

Metabolically healthy obese individuals have increased risk of coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease than those of normal weight.

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.

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.

Biomarker-Based Model Predicts Mortalty in Coronary Heart Disease

Biomarker-Based Model Predicts Mortalty in Coronary Heart Disease

A biomarker-based model provides a new tool for the prediction of CV death in patients with stable coronary heart 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.

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Higher With Unhealthy Plant Food Diet

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Higher With Unhealthy Plant Food Diet

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Coronary heart disease risk may be increased in individuals who consume diets consisting of less healthy plant foods.

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.

CCTA Shows Diagnostic Accuracy Post-Vascular Scaffold Implantation

CCTA Shows Diagnostic Accuracy Post-Vascular Scaffold Implantation

Coronary computed tomography angiography is an accurate method of assessing angiographic outcomes after bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation.

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.

Is Pravastatin Effective as Primary Prevention Against CHD Events in Elderly?

Is Pravastatin Effective as Primary Prevention Against CHD Events in Elderly?

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No differences were observed between pravastatin and usual care for CHD events, cause-specific deaths, stroke, cancer, and combination fatal CHD or nonfatal MI.

Impaired Coronary Distensibility Index Linked to Adverse Childhood Experience, Increases MACE Risk

Impaired Coronary Distensibility Index Linked to Adverse Childhood Experience, Increases MACE Risk

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Individuals with adverse childhood experience may be at greater risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.

Gluten Does Not Increase Coronary Heart Disease Risk in General Population

Gluten Does Not Increase Coronary Heart Disease Risk in General Population

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A gluten-free diet is not recommended for individuals without celiac disease to prevent coronary heart disease.

Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Noninferior to Fractional Flow Reserve for Guiding PCI

Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Noninferior to Fractional Flow Reserve for Guiding PCI

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Both iFR and FFR groups experienced similar rates of composite nonfatal myocardial infarction, unplanned revascularization, or all-cause death within 1 year post-procedure.

Weight Fluctuation Associated With Increased Mortality Independent of Traditional CV Risk Factors

Weight Fluctuation Associated With Increased Mortality Independent of Traditional CV Risk Factors

Data from over 9505 patients with coronary artery disease was analyzed.

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