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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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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.

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