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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 Predictive of PCI Adverse CV Events in Concomitant Diabetes, CAD

SYNTAX Score Predictive of PCI Adverse CV Events in Concomitant Diabetes, CAD

SYNTAX score, a validated prediction score used to estimate risk with PCI, is modestly correlated with hard cardiovascular events and is significantly correlated with major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events

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.

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