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.
Investigators sought to determine whether percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-coated balloons is a better treatment option for coronary artery lesions than percutaneous coronary intervention with bare-metal stents.
Researchers used coronary computed tomography angiography to determine whether the rate of coronary plaque progression is different in people with vs without diabetes.
In a study, coronary revascularization was associated with improved survival in high-risk but not low-risk patients with chronic kidney disease patients on Medicare.
The safety and efficacy of dual pathway inhibition of Factor Xa and platelets should be explored in other conditions with an increased atherothrombotic risk.
Educational attainment is positively associated with reduced smoking rates, depression, triglycerides, and heart disease.
Accelerated cognitive decline is associated with incident coronary heart disease after, but not before or immediately following, ischemic events.
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.