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Ultrasound-Based Visualization of Silent Atherosclerosis May Improve Medication Adherence

Ultrasound-Based Visualization of Silent Atherosclerosis May Improve Medication Adherence

A simple intervention may contribute to the prevention of CVD and may improve medication adherence and lifestyle modification.

Metabolically Healthy Obese Children at Higher Risk for CVD

Metabolically Healthy Obese Children at Higher Risk for CVD

Children and adolescents with metabolically healthy obesity had higher carotid intima-media thickness compared with metabolically healthy individuals who were a normal weight.

Plasma Acylcarnitines May Indicate Diabetes Risk Among Those at High Risk for CVD

Plasma Acylcarnitines May Indicate Diabetes Risk Among Those at High Risk for CVD

Among individuals at a high risk for cardiovascular disease, a panel of short- and long-chain acylcarnitines was significantly associated with the incidence of type 2 diabetes.

Reducing Post-MI CV Events With Cardioprotective Therapy in Schizophrenia

Reducing Post-MI CV Events With Cardioprotective Therapy in Schizophrenia

Investigators sought to determine whether cardioprotective medication after a myocardial infarction could reduce mortality rates in patients with schizophrenia.

Gout Associated With Worse Outcomes in Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease

Gout Associated With Worse Outcomes in Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease

A history of gout was associated with worse outcomes in patients with obstructive coronary artery disease.

Association Between CV Risk Factors and Imaging Indices of Cerebrovascular Structure

Association Between CV Risk Factors and Imaging Indices of Cerebrovascular Structure

Investigators evaluated the association between modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors at recommended levels and white matter hyperintensities and indices of cerebrovascular structure and function.

Type 2 Diabetes an Independent Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease

Type 2 Diabetes an Independent Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease

Type 2 diabetes is an independent risk factor for sudden cardiac arrest and death in patients with coronary artery disease with preserved ejection fraction.

Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

Higher levels of estradiol were inversely associated with carotid artery intima-media thickness progression in the early postmenopausal cohort but positively associated with it in the late postmenopausal group.

Aortic Vascular Inflammation Associated With CAD in Psoriasis

Aortic Vascular Inflammation Associated With CAD in Psoriasis

Aortic vascular inflammation is a potential precursor to early coronary artery disease in patients with psoriasis.

Psoriasis Associated With Clinical Signs of Accelerated Atherosclerosis

Psoriasis Associated With Clinical Signs of Accelerated Atherosclerosis

The findings could corroborate existing evidence on how changes in serum ACE, the renin-angiotensin system, and vascular endothelium metabolism may be linked to atherosclerosis in psoriasis.

Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis Associated With Mortality in Adults Living With HIV

Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis Associated With Mortality in Adults Living With HIV

Carotid artery plaque was predictive of mortality, with differences observed by sex and HIV serostatus.

Fat Attenuation Index May Predict Adverse Cardiac Event Risk

Fat Attenuation Index May Predict Adverse Cardiac Event Risk

High perivascular fat attenuation index values are important markers of increased cardiac mortality and can guide targeted prevention strategies in this patient population.

Relationship Between HbA1c and Coronary Artery Disease

Relationship Between HbA1c and Coronary Artery Disease

Investigators examined the relationship between HbA1c with cardiovascular disease and it's subtypes.

No Impact on Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness Following Cessation of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

No Impact on Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness Following Cessation of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

A follow-up study from KEEPS found that cessation of menopausal hormone therapy did not change the expected trajectory of carotid artery intima-media thickness over a 3-year period.

Chronic Total Occlusions on CCTA Increase Major Adverse Cardiac Event Risk

Chronic Total Occlusions on CCTA Increase Major Adverse Cardiac Event Risk

A significantly higher rate of adverse cardiac events was observed in chronic total occlusions compared with moderate to severe coronary artery disease.

SYNTAX Score II Predicts Mortality in 1- and 2-Vessel Disease

SYNTAX Score II Predicts Mortality in 1- and 2-Vessel Disease

The SYNTAX score II was an independent predictor of mortality in patients with 1- and 2-vessel disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Erenumab May Help Prevent Migraines in Patients With Heart Disease

Erenumab May Help Prevent Migraines in Patients With Heart Disease

Investigators assessed the effect of erenumab on total exercise time, time to exercise-induced angina, and ST depression in patients with stable angina.

α-Gal Sensitization and Coronary Artery Disease: What's the Link?

α-Gal Sensitization and Coronary Artery Disease: What's the Link?

An increase in atheroma burden and plaques with less stable features demonstrated an association with immunoglobulin E to α-Gal.

Outcomes of Treatment Strategies in T2D, Stable CAD According to Angina Severity

Outcomes of Treatment Strategies in T2D, Stable CAD According to Angina Severity

Investigators demonstrated that angina severity at baseline should be a less important aspect of the diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm.

Carotid Intima Media Thickness Not Reduced With Levothyroxine in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Carotid Intima Media Thickness Not Reduced With Levothyroxine in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Treatment with levothyroxine to normalize thyroid-stimulating hormone did not significantly reduce carotid intima media thickness in elderly patients with subclinical hypothyroidism.

Alcohol Consumption Inversely Linked to Nonfatal Coronary Heart Disease

Alcohol Consumption Inversely Linked to Nonfatal Coronary Heart Disease

Alcohol consumption may be inversely related to nonfatal CHD risk but positively correlated with risks for other stroke subtypes.

HBV Infection May Not Be Associated With Increased Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

HBV Infection May Not Be Associated With Increased Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

Researchers conducted the first systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the relationship between HBV and the risk for coronary heart disease.

Noninvasive CAD Screening May Reduce Cardiac Events in Individuals With Asymptomatic Diabetes

Noninvasive CAD Screening May Reduce Cardiac Events in Individuals With Asymptomatic Diabetes

Compared with standard care, noninvasive coronary artery disease screening reduced cardiac events by 27% in individuals with asymptomatic diabetes. Results justify larger, appropriately powered trials to potentially revisit current recommendations.

CHD, MI Risk Predicted in Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Biomarker Score

CHD, MI Risk Predicted in Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Biomarker Score

Myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease may be predicted by multibiomarker disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

High-Risk Coronary Plaque Detection by CTA in Chest Pain May Predict MACE

High-Risk Coronary Plaque Detection by CTA in Chest Pain May Predict MACE

Patients with stable chest pain who have high-risk plaque as identified by coronary computed tomographic angiography may have a higher risk for MACE.

LDL Cholesterol Independently Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis

LDL Cholesterol Independently Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis

In an analysis of the PESA study, nearly 50% of patients without cardiovascular risk factors had subclinical atherosclerosis.

Rivaroxaban Supplemental Drug Application Submitted to FDA for New Indications

Rivaroxaban Supplemental Drug Application Submitted to FDA for New Indications

Two new indications for rivaroxaban submitted to the FDA to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with chronic CAD and/or PAD.

Incident Diabetes May Account for Link Between Sleep Duration and CHD

Incident Diabetes May Account for Link Between Sleep Duration and CHD

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

Diabetes Risk in Coronary Heart Disease Reduced With Acarbose

Diabetes Risk in Coronary Heart Disease Reduced With Acarbose

Acarbose, an α-glucosidase inhibitor, decreased the incidence of diabetes in a population with impaired glucose tolerance at low risk of cardiovascular events.

Necessity of PCI in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Questioned

Necessity of PCI in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Questioned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Independent Predictors of Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Diabetes

Independent Predictors of Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Diabetes

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

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

Noncalcified, High-Risk Coronary Plaque Burden Increased With Psoriasis

Noncalcified, High-Risk Coronary Plaque Burden Increased With Psoriasis

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Measuring Visceral Adipose Tissue With DXA to Predict Atherosclerotic CVD

Measuring Visceral Adipose Tissue With DXA to Predict Atherosclerotic CVD

Fourteen percent of study participants experienced incident athersclerotic cardiovascular disease events.

Gray Hair Predictive of Coronary Artery Disease in Men

Gray Hair Predictive of Coronary Artery Disease in Men

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

CVD Risk Predicted By Fasting Pancreatic Polypeptide in Type 2 Diabetes

CVD Risk Predicted By Fasting Pancreatic Polypeptide in Type 2 Diabetes

Fasting pancreatic polypeptide may be a marker for macrovascular disease.

Recurrent MI Risk, CHD Events Increased with Statin Intolerance

Recurrent MI Risk, CHD Events Increased with Statin Intolerance

Patients with statin intolerance had a 36% higher rate of recurrent myocardial infarction compared with patients with high statin adherence.

ACC Updated Criteria: Coronary Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

ACC Updated Criteria: Coronary Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

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

Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk With Darunavir Therapy

Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk With Darunavir Therapy

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

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

Coronary Artery Disease Mortality Predicted by Anemia

Coronary Artery Disease Mortality Predicted by Anemia

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

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

CABG Revascularization Strategies in Carotid and Coronary Artery Diseases

CABG Revascularization Strategies in Carotid and Coronary Artery Diseases

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

SYNTAX Scores Linked to Long-Term Revascularization Outcomes

SYNTAX Scores Linked to Long-Term Revascularization Outcomes

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

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

CVD, Atherosclerosis Risk in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

CVD, Atherosclerosis Risk in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus had a net progression of mean carotid intima-media thickness, with or without depression.

Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevalence in Psoriatic Arthritis

Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevalence in Psoriatic Arthritis

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

Influenza Vaccination May Reduce Risk of Acute MI

Influenza Vaccination May Reduce Risk of Acute MI

The influenza vaccine has demonstrated protective effectiveness against acute MI between 19% and 45%.

Left Main PCI: How Much Does Operator Experience Matter?

Left Main PCI: How Much Does Operator Experience Matter?

Patients undergoing left main PCI treated by high-volume operators had a significantly lower risk for short- and long-term cardiac death compared with those treated by less experienced operators.

Intravascular Ultrasound vs Aniography-Guided Stent Implantation Outcomes

Intravascular Ultrasound vs Aniography-Guided Stent Implantation Outcomes

Patients who underwent intravascular ultrasound guided drug-eluting stent implantation vs angiography-guided implantation had reductions in MACE.

CVD Risk Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Updated Guidelines

CVD Risk Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Updated Guidelines

The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) has released updated guidelines for cardiovascular disease risk assessment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Depression Worsens Outcomes in Chronic Stable Angina

Depression Worsens Outcomes in Chronic Stable Angina

The strongest predictor of depression in patients with chronic stable angina was an episode of depression within the past 10 years.

Coronary Artery Calcification Increases Ischemic Risk in Women After PCI

Coronary Artery Calcification Increases Ischemic Risk in Women After PCI

Women with moderate or severe coronary artery calcification had higher risks of death, MI, or target revascularization, despite new-generation drug-eluting stents.

Current Smoking Linked to Changes in Cardiac Structure and Function

Current Smoking Linked to Changes in Cardiac Structure and Function

Cumulative cigarette exposure correlated with increased measures of left ventricular mass and worse diastolic function.

Statin Limitation Could Benefit Elderly Patients

Statin Limitation Could Benefit Elderly Patients

Specificity, or less overtreatment, increased from 15% to 25% for both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease

Physician-Level Variation in Under-recognition of Angina

Physician-Level Variation in Under-recognition of Angina

Patients with heart failure or less-frequent angina were most likely to have their condition under-recognized.

Coronary Physiological Evaluation Safe, Effective in Severe Aortic Stenosis

Coronary Physiological Evaluation Safe, Effective in Severe Aortic Stenosis

Invasive coronary physiological evaluation is safe during exercise in patients with severe aortic stenosis.

Bioresorbable Scaffolds Acceptable in Complex Lesions

Bioresorbable Scaffolds Acceptable in Complex Lesions

MACE rate was 6.8% at 18 months, and the rates of cardiac mortality, MI, and target lesion revascularization were 1.8%, 5.2%, and 4.0%, respectively.

Physical Activity Associated With Decreased Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Young Women

Physical Activity Associated With Decreased Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Young Women

Physical activity, even of moderate intensity, had a significant impact on young women's risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Fractional Flow Reserve With CTA vs Usual Care in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

Fractional Flow Reserve With CTA vs Usual Care in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

Clinical outcomes, medical costs, and quality of life were similar between CTA and selective fractional flow reserve with CTA in patients with stable chest pain.

Non-Coronary Measures May Improve Prognostic Value of Cardiac Computed Tomography

Non-Coronary Measures May Improve Prognostic Value of Cardiac Computed Tomography

Assessments of left atrial axial area index, epicardial fat volume, and thoracic aortic calcification improve prediction of cardiovascular events.

Coronary Artery Disease: Anatomical Stenosis vs Physiological Severity

Coronary Artery Disease: Anatomical Stenosis vs Physiological Severity

Fractional myocardial mass per minimal luminal diameter demonstrated a good correlation with fractional flow reserve in a per-vessel analysis.

Statin Therapy Lowered Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Statin Therapy Lowered Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Statins were associated with a 44% risk reduction for coronary artery disease in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia.

Coronary Artery Calcification Progression Did Not Influence CVD Risk

Coronary Artery Calcification Progression Did Not Influence CVD Risk

Researchers sought to determine the contributions of baseline coronary artery calcification scanning, follow-up CAC, and CAC progression on incident cardiovascular disease.

Younger Patients With Familial Hypercholesterolemia May Have Greatest Risk for CHD and ASCVD

Younger Patients With Familial Hypercholesterolemia May Have Greatest Risk for CHD and ASCVD

An up to 5-fold increased risk of coronary heart disease hazards was observed in the familial hypercholesterolemia phenotype group for ages 20 to 29.

Radial Access Superior to Femoral Access in Coronary Interventions

Radial Access Superior to Femoral Access in Coronary Interventions

Radial access was associated with a 29% relative risk reduction in all-cause mortality and a 16% relative risk reduction in major adverse cardiovascular end points compared with femoral access.

Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Detects Coronary Stenoses

Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Detects Coronary Stenoses

The imaging system detected coronary stenoses with excellent sensitivity and negative likelihood ratio in patients undergoing cardiac valve surgery.

Early-Generation Sirolimus-Eluting Stents Most Effective for Stenosis in Small Coronary Arteries

Early-Generation Sirolimus-Eluting Stents Most Effective for Stenosis in Small Coronary Arteries

A meta-analysis compared methods of percutaneous coronary intervention for the treatment of stenosis in small coronary arteries.

Coronary Artery Stenosis: Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold vs Metallic Everolimus-Eluting Stent

Coronary Artery Stenosis: Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold vs Metallic Everolimus-Eluting Stent

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds were associated with more post-procedural asymmetric and eccentric morphology compared to metallic everolimus-eluting stents.

Subclinical Atherosclerosis Not Predicted by Average Leucocyte Telomere Length or Short Telomere Load

Subclinical Atherosclerosis Not Predicted by Average Leucocyte Telomere Length or Short Telomere Load

Researchers studied associations between telomeres and atherosclerosis burden in femoral and carotid arteries in 3 regression models.

Cholesterol Efflux Capacity Improves Atherosclerotic CVD Risk Prediction

Cholesterol Efflux Capacity Improves Atherosclerotic CVD Risk Prediction

Cholesterol efflux capacity remained inversely associated with incident atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease without attenuation in an adjusted model.

Revascularization Strategies for Patients With Coronary Artery Disease and Diabetes

Revascularization Strategies for Patients With Coronary Artery Disease and Diabetes

Percutaneous coronary intervention use has increased among patients with diabetes and multivessel coronary artery disease who present with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

ACC/AHA Equation Overestimates Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Large Multiethnic Cohort

ACC/AHA Equation Overestimates Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Large Multiethnic Cohort

The ACC/AHA pooled cohort risk equation significantly overestimated 5-year predicted risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events across sociodemographic groups.

Revascularization With Drug-Coated Balloons Effective in Infrapopliteal Arteries

Revascularization With Drug-Coated Balloons Effective in Infrapopliteal Arteries

Treatment with drug-coated balloon in infrapopliteal arteries was associated with favorable angiographic efficacy after 1 year.

Carotid Artery Stenting Comparable With Carotid Endarterectomy in Medicare Beneficiaries

Carotid Artery Stenting Comparable With Carotid Endarterectomy in Medicare Beneficiaries

Adjusted hazard ratios for mortality suggested similar outcomes in carotid artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy.

Number of Vessels With Coronary Artery Calcium May Predict CHD and CVD Events

Number of Vessels With Coronary Artery Calcium May Predict CHD and CVD Events

Adding the number of vessels with coronary artery calcium helped better predict the number of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease events in survival analysis.

Psoriasis Determined as Risk Factor for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Psoriasis Determined as Risk Factor for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

The observed risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms increased with severity of psoriasis.

ACC/AHA Release Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Guideline-Focused Update for Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

ACC/AHA Release Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Guideline-Focused Update for Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association released a guideline focused update on dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with coronary artery disease.

Proton-Pump Inhibitor Therapy Effective Even With Low-Dose Aspirin in Coronary Artery Disease

Proton-Pump Inhibitor Therapy Effective Even With Low-Dose Aspirin in Coronary Artery Disease

Researchers used data from the COGENT trial to test proton-pump inhibitor therapy in patients taking low- and high-dose aspirin.

Angina Linked to Microvascular Dysfunction in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis

Angina Linked to Microvascular Dysfunction in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis

Patients with severe aortic stenosis without coronary artery disease demonstrated reduced myocardial perfusion reserve.

Femoral vs Carotid Plaque Screening for Coronary Artery Disease Risk

Femoral vs Carotid Plaque Screening for Coronary Artery Disease Risk

Femoral atherosclerosis had a stronger association with cardiovascular risk factors and coronary calcium than carotid atherosclerosis.

Elevated Coronary Artery Calcium Increases Risk of Non-Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis

Elevated Coronary Artery Calcium Increases Risk of Non-Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis

First occurrence of non-cardiovascular disease diagnosis in participants with coronary artery calcium score of 0 was 11.0, 22.5% for a CAC score of 1-400, and 36.9% for CAC >400.

Dual-Modality Intravascular Imaging System Shows Promise in Coronary Artery Disease

Dual-Modality Intravascular Imaging System Shows Promise in Coronary Artery Disease

The first in-human clinical imaging of coronary arteries in vivo using dual modality optical coherence tomography and near-infrared autoflurorescence may provide more detailed information than structural imaging alone.

Higher Triglyceride Levels Associated With Increased Mortality in Coronary Heart Disease

Higher Triglyceride Levels Associated With Increased Mortality in Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease patients with high triglyceride levels have an increased 22-year mortality risk, independent of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.

Ticagrelor 60 and 90 mg Doses Achieve Similar Peak Levels of Platelet Inhibition

Ticagrelor 60 and 90 mg Doses Achieve Similar Peak Levels of Platelet Inhibition

According to a PEGASUS-TIMI 54 substudy, ticagrelor 60 mg twice a day achieved similar target levels of platelet inhibition as ticagrelor 90 mg.

Prior Coronary Stent Implantation May Be a Risk Factor for MACCE in Noncardiac Surgery

Prior Coronary Stent Implantation May Be a Risk Factor for MACCE in Noncardiac Surgery

Previous coronary stent implantation may serve as an independent risk factor for major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events in noncardiac surgery.

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