Coronary Heart Disease

Incident Diabetes May Account for Link Between Sleep Duration and CHD

Incident Diabetes May Account for Link Between Sleep Duration and CHD

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The association between sleep duration and incident diabetes may be similar to the association between sleep duration and incident coronary heart disease.

Simpler Tool Effectively Evaluates Subclinical Atherosclerosis Risk

Simpler Tool Effectively Evaluates Subclinical Atherosclerosis Risk

The ideal cardiovascular health score and the Fuster-BEWAT score are similar in their ability to predict subclinical atherosclerosis.

CHD, CVD Risk Lowered With Nut Consumption

CHD, CVD Risk Lowered With Nut Consumption

There is a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease linked with nut consumption.

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.

Target Vessel Thrombosis in BVS vs Everolimus-Eluting Stents

Target Vessel Thrombosis in BVS vs Everolimus-Eluting Stents

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Patients who received bioresorbable vascular scaffolds had higher rates of device thrombosis and target vessel MI compared with those who received everolimus-eluting stents.

Vessel Sizing Optimization in BVS Implantation

Vessel Sizing Optimization in BVS Implantation

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Researchers analyzed 3-year outcomes in patients implanted with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds for the treatment of coronary lesions.

Effect of Exercise on Coronary Artery Calcification

Effect of Exercise on Coronary Artery Calcification

White males who participate in 3 times the recommended physical activity over many years have higher odds of developing coronary subclinical atherosclerosis.

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.

Arterial Stiffness May Be Early Marker for Diabetes

Arterial Stiffness May Be Early Marker for Diabetes

Increased arterial stiffness is associated with increased incidence of diabetes.

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.

Natural Disasters Can Increase Risk for Adverse Events in CVD

Natural Disasters Can Increase Risk for Adverse Events in CVD

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For patients with cardiovascular disease, natural disasters can pose serious health dangers.

Thrombosis Odds Up With Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds

Thrombosis Odds Up With Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds

Everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffolds are associated with increased odds of scaffold thrombosis and other thrombotic events.

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.

Yoga Plus Aerobics Beneficial in Coronary Heart Disease

Yoga Plus Aerobics Beneficial in Coronary Heart Disease

For coronary heart disease patients with type 2 diabetes, combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise is associated with greater improvement in heart disease risk factors.

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.

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