Coronary Heart 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Arterial Stiffness May Be Early Marker for Diabetes

Arterial Stiffness May Be Early Marker for Diabetes

Increased arterial stiffness is associated with increased incidence of diabetes.

Reduced Forced Vital Capacity May Be Useful for Risk Assessment of Arterial Stiffness

Reduced Forced Vital Capacity May Be Useful for Risk Assessment of Arterial Stiffness

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Restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacity level are associated with increased risk of arterial stiffness.

Natural Disasters Can Increase Risk for Adverse Events in CVD

Natural Disasters Can Increase Risk for Adverse Events in CVD

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For patients with cardiovascular disease, natural disasters can pose serious health dangers.

Thrombosis Odds Up With Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds

Thrombosis Odds Up With Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds

Everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffolds are associated with increased odds of scaffold thrombosis and other thrombotic events.

Coronary Artery Calcium Useful in Predicting Cardiovascular Risk in COPD

Coronary Artery Calcium Useful in Predicting Cardiovascular Risk in COPD

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Coronary artery calcium may be the best noninvasive risk marker for predicting a major cardiovascular event in patients with COPD.

Yoga Plus Aerobics Beneficial in Coronary Heart Disease

Yoga Plus Aerobics Beneficial in Coronary Heart Disease

For coronary heart disease patients with type 2 diabetes, combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise is associated with greater improvement in heart disease risk factors.

Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Decreased in Obstructive Sleep Apnea After CPAP

Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Decreased in Obstructive Sleep Apnea After CPAP

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Patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea may experience a decrease in carotid intima-media thickness with continuous positive airway pressure therapy.

Physical Activity in Coronary Heart Disease Improved With Tai Chi

Physical Activity in Coronary Heart Disease Improved With Tai Chi

Improvements in activity, weight, QoL for patients with coronary heart disease refusing cardiac rehab

CCTA Associated With Decreased MI Incidence in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

CCTA Associated With Decreased MI Incidence in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

For patients with CAD, CCTA is associated with reduced incidence of myocardial infarction but no reduction in death or hospitalization.

Arterial Stiffness May Be Linked to E-Cigarettes With Nicotine Exposure

Arterial Stiffness May Be Linked to E-Cigarettes With Nicotine Exposure

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E-cigarettes with nicotine may be linked to arterial stiffening, which can increase the risk for heart attack and stroke.

Positron Emission Tomography Offers Diagnostic Value in Myocardial Ischemia

Positron Emission Tomography Offers Diagnostic Value in Myocardial Ischemia

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When compared with other imaging modalities, positron emission tomography offers the greatest diagnostic accuracy for coronary artery disease.

ESC and EACTS Provide New Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Guidelines in Coronary Heart Disease

ESC and EACTS Provide New Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Guidelines in Coronary Heart Disease

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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.

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