Myocardial-perfusion cardiovascular MRI is noninferior to invasive angiography and fractional flow reserve for guiding coronary revascularization in patients with stable angina and risk factors for coronary artery disease.
For middle-aged individuals, higher levels of coronary artery calcium are associated with higher LV mass and worse LV function.
Findings reinforce need for a team approach to treatment decisions for heart conditions.
HealthDay News — The burden of heart failure-related cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality is increased among young and middle-aged blacks, according to a research letter published in the May 14 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Peter Glynn, M.D., from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and colleagues examined…
Patients with stable ischemic heart disease and diabetes have improved survival when risk factors such as lifestyle behaviors and glycated hemoglobin A1c level are controlled.
Rivaroxaban plus aspirin vs aspirin alone decreases the risk of major cardiovascular outcomes with no excess risk of bleeding in patients with vascular disease and moderate renal impairment.
Coronary VWT is primary independent surrogate of CAD in women; age is strongest risk factor in men.
Oral infections in childhood are associated with subclinical carotid atherosclerosis in adulthood.
Compared with white women, black women with ACS and CHD have lower rates of revascularization.
Researchers examined 3-year and 30-day outcomes of PCI vs CABG in patients with and without diabetes with coronary artery disease.