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CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a significantly higher risk for cardiovascular disease, increasing their risk for morbidity and mortality.

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CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a significantly higher risk for cardiovascular disease, increasing their risk for morbidity and mortality.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reducing the Progression of Coronary Heart Disease With Estradiol

Reducing the Progression of Coronary Heart Disease With Estradiol

In light of ELITE trial results, estradiol hormone therapy may have a role in coronary heart disease treatment.

PCSK9 Inhibitors: Breakthrough in LDL-C Reduction, But Comes at a Cost

PCSK9 Inhibitors: Breakthrough in LDL-C Reduction, But Comes at a Cost

PCSK9 inhibitors may offer hope to patients with familial hypercholesterolemia who cannot tolerate or achieve goal LDL-C levels with statins.

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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.

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