Optical computed tomography has better accuracy than intravascular ultraound in detecting hemodynamically significant stenoses.
Vigorous activity once or twice weekly may lower cardiac risk in stable coronary artery disease.
The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to ASP1128, an investigational treatment for patients at increased risk of developing moderate to severe AKI after CABG and/or valve surgery.
Researchers created a personalized risk prediction tools that can estimate long-term MACE and angina outcomes after revascularization in patients with diabetes and multivessel disease.
In Denmark, investigators conducted twin studies determining no association between genetics and early environment with depression and ischemic heart disease.
Five-year rates of a composite outcome of death, stroke, and myocardial infarction are similar for patients with left main coronary artery disease following either percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass grafting.
Intravascular lithotripsy was safe, with no reported major dissections, perforations, abrupt closure, or slow flow/no reflow in patients with complex coronary lesions.
Compared with body mass index, waist circumference is a better indicator for obstructive coronary artery disease risk in postmenopausal women.
Serum uric acid level was an independent predictor of non-calcified plaques on coronary computed tomography angiography in asymptomatic individuals after adjusting for cardiovascular risk factors.
Findings were indicated by perivascular fat attenuation index, as measured by coronary CT angiography.