Coronary Heart Disease
Aortic vascular inflammation is a potential precursor to early coronary artery disease in patients with psoriasis.
Predictors of cardiac death included heart weight >450 g, coronary artery stenosis, and prior MI.
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 TherapyAugust 20, 2018
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.
A significantly higher rate of adverse cardiac events was observed in chronic total occlusions compared with moderate to severe coronary artery disease.
The SYNTAX score II was an independent predictor of mortality in patients with 1- and 2-vessel disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.
Investigators demonstrated that angina severity at baseline should be a less important aspect of the diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm.
Treatment with levothyroxine to normalize thyroid-stimulating hormone did not significantly reduce carotid intima media thickness in elderly patients with subclinical hypothyroidism.
Loss-framed financial incentives with personalized goal setting helped increase daily step counts in patients with ischemic heart disease.
There was a decrease in invasive testing as first diagnostic test and fewer patients were referred for angiography after stress test.
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.
Both men and women with type 1 diabetes had similar extent of coronary artery disease when admitted for coronary angiography.
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.
Percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with increased rates of adverse outcomes compared with CABG in patients with 3-vessel CAD.
Patients with stable chest pain who have high-risk plaque as identified by coronary computed tomographic angiography may have a higher risk for MACE.
The risk of mortality is increased for certain patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with incomplete revascularization.
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.
No evidence shows efficacy of PCI procedures for patients with stable coronary artery disease with angina.
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.
Restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacity level are associated with increased risk of arterial stiffness.
Coronary artery calcium may be the best noninvasive risk marker for predicting a major cardiovascular event in patients with COPD.
Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea may experience a decrease in carotid intima-media thickness with continuous positive airway pressure therapy.
For patients with CAD, CCTA is associated with reduced incidence of myocardial infarction but no reduction in death or hospitalization.
E-cigarettes with nicotine may be linked to arterial stiffening, which can increase the risk for heart attack and stroke.
When compared with other imaging modalities, positron emission tomography offers the greatest diagnostic accuracy for coronary artery disease.
The European Society of Cardiology and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery have released a focused update on dual antiplatelet therapy use in coronary heart disease.
Furosemide-induced acute pancreatitis can occur several hours to up to 7 weeks after starting treatment.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a significantly higher risk for cardiovascular disease, increasing their risk for morbidity and mortality.
Smoking, duration of diabetes, and male sex were among several independent predictors of silent coronary artery disease in patients with asymptomatic diabetes.
Platelet aggregation levels did not predict cardiovascular events in patients with stable coronary artery disease.
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