Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Often Attributed to Sudden Arrhythmic Death

Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Often Attributed to Sudden Arrhythmic Death

By

In patients with coronary heart disease and a history of myocardial infarction, many sudden arrhythmic deaths had a clinical history of angina.

Researchers Explore Nanofibers to Target, Treat Atherosclerosis

Researchers Explore Nanofibers to Target, Treat Atherosclerosis

Study showed 11% and 9% plaque reduction in treated male and female mice compared with controls.

High Incidence of Sudden and/or Arrhythmic Death in CHD

High Incidence of Sudden and/or Arrhythmic Death in CHD

In patients with coronary heart disease without severe systolic dysfunction, sudden and/or arrhythmic deaths account for a considerable proportion of deaths.

Increased Risk for Mortality in People With Diabetes, CHD Taking Beta-Blockers

Increased Risk for Mortality in People With Diabetes, CHD Taking Beta-Blockers

By

Further studies are needed to assess whether beta-blockers are effective in reducing mortality and coronary events in patients with diabetes receiving optimal medical treatment.

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

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

By

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.

Eating Veggies Found to Protect Against Atherosclerosis in Women

Eating Veggies Found to Protect Against Atherosclerosis in Women

Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts were most beneficial in terms of preventing subclinical atherosclerosis.

Coffee Consumption Cuts Coronary Artery Calcification

Coffee Consumption Cuts Coronary Artery Calcification

Odds of coronary calcification significantly lowered for never smokers who drank more than 3 cups per day.

Heart Disease, Stroke Less Prevalent in Foreign-Born Adults

Heart Disease, Stroke Less Prevalent in Foreign-Born Adults

Foreign-born US residents have lower prevalence of heart disease and stroke than US-born adults.

Coronary Heart Disease Survival Linked to Physical Activity

Coronary Heart Disease Survival Linked to Physical Activity

Physical activity may improve survival in coronary heart disease.

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Linked to Higher FGF23 Levels

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Linked to Higher FGF23 Levels

After adjustment for established coronary heart disease risk factors and kidney function, higher fibroblast growth factor 23 concentrations were correlated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease.

Coronary Artery Disease in Diabetes: Disease Extent Similar in Women, Men

Coronary Artery Disease in Diabetes: Disease Extent Similar in Women, Men

Both men and women with type 1 diabetes had similar extent of coronary artery disease when admitted for coronary angiography.

Safety, Effectiveness of Drug-Eluting Stents in Left Main CAD

Safety, Effectiveness of Drug-Eluting Stents in Left Main CAD

There were no significant differences for the observed 3-year rates of target vessel failure for different types of drug-eluting stents in patients with left main coronary artery disease.

Acute MI With Diabetes Mortality Predicted by Acute-to-Chronic Glycemic Ratio

Acute MI With Diabetes Mortality Predicted by Acute-to-Chronic Glycemic Ratio

By

In patients with diabetes who had an acute myocardial infarction, the acute-to-chronic glycemic ratio was a better predictor of mortality compared with baseline glycemia levels.

CHD, MI Risk Predicted in Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Biomarker Score

CHD, MI Risk Predicted in Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Biomarker Score

By

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

CVD Risk Attenuated With Greater Cardiorespiratory Fitness

CVD Risk Attenuated With Greater Cardiorespiratory Fitness

By

Increasing coronary artery calcium correlated with increased CVD events, whereas increasing cardiorespiratory fitness tended to correlate with decreased CVD events.

Coronary Heart Disease Risk With Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements

Coronary Heart Disease Risk With Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids is not associated with fatal or nonfatal coronary heart disease or major vascular events.

CABG Offers Better Long-Term Outcomes in Younger Adults With CAD

CABG Offers Better Long-Term Outcomes in Younger Adults With CAD

Percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with increased rates of adverse outcomes compared with CABG in patients with 3-vessel CAD.

Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Up With "Light" Smoking

Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Up With "Light" Smoking

The pooled relative risk for coronary heart disease was 1.48 and 2.04, respectively, for smoking 1 and 20 cigarettes per day.

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

By

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

Diabetes Independently Associated With Coronary Artery Calcification

Diabetes Independently Associated With Coronary Artery Calcification

Diabetes and prediabetes duration are both independently associated with the presence of coronary artery calcified plaque.

PCI With Incomplete Revascularization in Certain Vessels May Increase Mortality Risk

PCI With Incomplete Revascularization in Certain Vessels May Increase Mortality Risk

The risk of mortality is increased for certain patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with incomplete revascularization.

Wider Statin Use May Prevent More Atherosclerotic CVD Events

Wider Statin Use May Prevent More Atherosclerotic CVD Events

Guidelines that recommend statins for more people for primary prevention of atherosclerosis are likely to prevent more ASCVD events than guidelines that recommend fewer people take statins.

Incident Diabetes May Account for Link Between Sleep Duration and CHD

Incident Diabetes May Account for Link Between Sleep Duration and CHD

By

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

Simpler Tool Effectively Evaluates Subclinical Atherosclerosis Risk

Simpler Tool Effectively Evaluates Subclinical Atherosclerosis Risk

The ideal cardiovascular health score and the Fuster-BEWAT score are similar in their ability to predict subclinical atherosclerosis.

CHD, CVD Risk Lowered With Nut Consumption

CHD, CVD Risk Lowered With Nut Consumption

There is a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease linked with nut consumption.

Necessity of PCI in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Questioned

Necessity of PCI in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Questioned

By

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

Target Vessel Thrombosis in BVS vs Everolimus-Eluting Stents

Target Vessel Thrombosis in BVS vs Everolimus-Eluting Stents

By

Patients who received bioresorbable vascular scaffolds had higher rates of device thrombosis and target vessel MI compared with those who received everolimus-eluting stents.

Vessel Sizing Optimization in BVS Implantation

Vessel Sizing Optimization in BVS Implantation

By

Researchers analyzed 3-year outcomes in patients implanted with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds for the treatment of coronary lesions.

Effect of Exercise on Coronary Artery Calcification

Effect of Exercise on Coronary Artery Calcification

White males who participate in 3 times the recommended physical activity over many years have higher odds of developing coronary subclinical atherosclerosis.

PCI and CABG Provide Similar Intermediate-Term Outcomes in Left Main CAD

PCI and CABG Provide Similar Intermediate-Term Outcomes in Left Main CAD

By

A substudy analyzed whether PCI outcomes using second generation drug eluting stents were comparable to CABG in patients with low or intermediated complexity left main coronary artery disease.

Sign Up for Free e-Newsletters