Coronary Heart Disease

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.

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.

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.

Elevated Mortality Risk in Women With Acute Coronary Syndrome

Elevated Mortality Risk in Women With Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Data from almost 15,000 patients were analyzed to determine the links among age, acute coronary syndrome severity, and 30-day 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.

Oxidized Lipoprotein Biomarker Levels Affected by Age, Ethnicity

Oxidized Lipoprotein Biomarker Levels Affected by Age, Ethnicity

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Elevated IgG MDA-LDL levels are associated with a higher risk of subclinical atherosclerosis and may serve as accurate predictors of MACE

MACE Prediction in Coronary Angiography Using Multiple Biomarkers Score

MACE Prediction in Coronary Angiography Using Multiple Biomarkers Score

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A multiple biomarker score has been developed for the prediction of MACE in coronary angiography.

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.

Care Setting Impacts Carotid Artery Stenosis Management

Care Setting Impacts Carotid Artery Stenosis Management

Patients were more likely to undergo procedural management in a fee-for-service system vs a salary-based system.

Ten Servings of Fruits, Vegetables Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Ten Servings of Fruits, Vegetables Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

A minimum of 2 servings of fruits and vegetables resulted in reduced risks of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, cancer, and early mortality.

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.

Post-Operative Stroke Risk in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

Post-Operative Stroke Risk in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

A meta-analysis of various CABG techniques assessed each for stroke risk, bleeding complications, atrial fibrillation, and mortality.

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.

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.

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.

CHD Risk Increased by High Fasting Triglycerides and Low HDL-C

CHD Risk Increased by High Fasting Triglycerides and Low HDL-C

Compared with patients with normal triglyceride and high-density lipoprotein levels, patients with high triglycerides and low HDL levels had 1.32-fold elevated hazard ratio for coronary heart disease.

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.

Oxygen Therapy for Acute MI: Best Practice or Harmful Treatment?

Oxygen Therapy for Acute MI: Best Practice or Harmful Treatment?

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Evidence is lacking to support oxygen therapy for acute myocardial infarction.

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.

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