Coronary Artery Disease

Occupational Metal, Pesticide Exposure May Be Associated With Increased CVD Risk

Occupational Metal, Pesticide Exposure May Be Associated With Increased CVD Risk

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Occupational exposure to metals and pesticides may drive and increase the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Societies Publish Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging in Nonvalvular Heart Disease

Societies Publish Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging in Nonvalvular Heart Disease

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Updated appropriate use criteria addresses the use of multimodality imaging for evaluation of cardiac structure and function in nonvalvular heart disease.

Can You Safely Shift Lower Risk Patients to CCTA When Evaluating Suspected Stable CAD?

Can You Safely Shift Lower Risk Patients to CCTA When Evaluating Suspected Stable CAD?

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Results from the CONSERVE trial support the use of CCTA as a front-line diagnostic procedure in low-risk patients being evaluated for stable CAD.

Drug Use-Associated Endocarditis Increased Between 2007 to 2017

Drug Use-Associated Endocarditis Increased Between 2007 to 2017

From 2007 to 2017 there was an increase in drug-use associated infective endocarditis hospitalizations and valve surgeries.

Subclinical Myocardial Inflammation Common in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Subclinical Myocardial Inflammation Common in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Data show that myocardial inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis is related to disease activity and may contribute to increased risk for heart failure.

Methotrexate Reduces CV Risk in Elderly-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis

Methotrexate Reduces CV Risk in Elderly-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Researchers evaluated the associations between time-varying methotrexate use and risk for cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Abdominal Adiposity in Adolescence Drives Cardiometabolic Dysfunction

Abdominal Adiposity in Adolescence Drives Cardiometabolic Dysfunction

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Abdominal fatness in adolescence was associated with cardiometabolic dysfunction and BMI was found to be a beneficial tool for predicting effects of abdominal fat over time.

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

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

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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

Non-Invasive Skin Autofluorescence Measurement May Predict CVD

Non-Invasive Skin Autofluorescence Measurement May Predict CVD

Skin autofluorescence predicts incident type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in the general population

Reducing Post-MI CV Events With Cardioprotective Therapy in Schizophrenia

Reducing Post-MI CV Events With Cardioprotective Therapy in Schizophrenia

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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

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

Heart Disease Leading Cause of Death in Low-Income Counties

Heart Disease Leading Cause of Death in Low-Income Counties

The leading cause of death varies with income in the United States, with heart disease still the leading cause of death in low-income counties.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce MACE in Mild Hypertriglyceridemia

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce MACE in Mild Hypertriglyceridemia

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In high-risk patients with mild hypertriglyceridemia, omega-3 fatty acids improved triglyceride levels and reduced major adverse cardiovascular events, according to a new meta-analysis.

Type 2 Diabetes an Independent Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease

Type 2 Diabetes an Independent Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease

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

Coronary CTA Reliably Assesses Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk

Coronary CTA Reliably Assesses Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk

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Coronary computed tomography angiography is a reliable tool to assess long-term cardiovascular risk in suspected CCS.

Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

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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

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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

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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.

Rivaroxaban Approved to Reduce Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events in CAD, PAD

Rivaroxaban Approved to Reduce Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events in CAD, PAD

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The FDA has approved Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to reduce the risk of MACE, such as CV death, myocardial infarction and stroke, in patients with chronic coronary or peripheral artery disease.

Triglyceride-Lowering Alleles Associated With Reduced Coronary Artery Disease Risk

Triglyceride-Lowering Alleles Associated With Reduced Coronary Artery Disease Risk

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Triglyceride-lowering variants in the lipoprotein lipase pathway are independently associated with protection from coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes.

PCI, CABG Both Acceptable for LMCAD With Chronic Kidney Disease

PCI, CABG Both Acceptable for LMCAD With Chronic Kidney Disease

For patients with LMCAD, those with and without CKD, undergoing revascularization have similar long-term outcomes with PCI and CABG.

Coronary CTA Superior to Standard Care in Stable Chest Pain

Coronary CTA Superior to Standard Care in Stable Chest Pain

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Coronary computed tomographic angiography was associated with a lower 5-year mortality rate in patients with stable chest pain.

Greater CAD Incidence, Heart Mass in Firefighter Cardiac Arrests

Greater CAD Incidence, Heart Mass in Firefighter Cardiac Arrests

Predictors of cardiac death included heart weight >450 g, coronary artery stenosis, and prior MI.

Ticagrelor Without Concomitant Aspirin No Better Than Standard DAPT in PCI

Ticagrelor Without Concomitant Aspirin No Better Than Standard DAPT in PCI

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Ticagrelor without aspirin offered no additional benefits compared with conventional dual antiplatelet therapy in patients undergoing PCI for either CAD or ACS.

Coronary CTA Associated With Lower Death Rate in CHD, Nonfatal MI

Coronary CTA Associated With Lower Death Rate in CHD, Nonfatal MI

There was a lower death rate from coronary heart disease and non-fatal MI at 5 years in patients with stable chest pain.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia Benefits From Genetic Screening

Familial Hypercholesterolemia Benefits From Genetic Screening

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Genetic screening for familial hypercholesterolemia would improve the likelihood of a definitive diagnosis and may help clinicians choose the appropriate therapy for patients.

Relationship Between HbA1c and Coronary Artery Disease

Relationship Between HbA1c and Coronary Artery Disease

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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

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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

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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

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

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