Coronary Artery Disease
There is an inverse association between coffee consumption and coronary artery calcium, especially among never smokers.
Low-risk acute coronary syndrome patients may require fewer referrals for invasive coronary angiography if they had initial noninvasive testing such as stress echocardiography or cardiovascular magnetic resonance.
Primary prevention efforts such as exercise, weight control, cessation of smoking, and alcohol intake can greatly affect the development of CAD.
Use of long-acting bronchodilators is linked to cardiovascular risks in patients with COPD.
RASIs reduced cardiovascular events and death only when compared with placebo but not when compared with active controls.
Coronary artery bypass surgery may lead to metabolic changes, causing new-onset diabetes.
Patients with coronary artery disease who were previously not considered candidates for CABG may benefit from the surgery.
Sitting for prolonged periods of time is linked to worse health in patients with coronary artery disease.
The 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol management guidelines better identify the risk of CVD and presence of coronary artery disease.
Testing patients with acute chest pain and low clinical risks had a low yield for coronary artery disease.
There is a relative 13.5% increase in coronary artery disease risk for every 2.5 inches shaved off a person's height.
Intensive lifestyle modifications were associated with a decrease in atherosclerotic burden in both coronary and carotid vasculature systems.
Patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease were about 2 to 4.5 times more likely to have suffered an MI or died with no apparent CAD.
Hypertension is the leading modifiable risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease.
Low alcohol intake, healthy diet, low and physical activity decreased coronary artery calcification after 20 years.
Risk of adverse cardiovascular events is approximately doubled in patients with coronary artery disease.
A new study suggests that a transitional care program involving cardiac surgery NPs reduces readmission for discharged coronary artery bypass graft patients.
Difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep and sleeping too much may pose significant risk factors for obesity, myocardial infarction, stroke, coronary artery disease and diabetes.
Statins are widely used for treating elevated cholesterol for both primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease. One concern about their use has been the possibility of increasing the risk of diabetes.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have been linked with increased risk for atrial fibrillation and adverse events in patients with hypertension and coronary artery disease.
Patient reported functional capacity does not accurately reflect exercise determined capacity, data presented during a poster presentation at the American Academy of Physician Assistants' 39th Annual Meeting indicates.
Investigators find that triglyceride levels are an independent risk factor for heart disease.
Does a single Framingham Risk score >20% permanently establish the LDL goal at 100?
Considered an unlikely candidate for CAD, her chest pains were misdiagnosed as tracheitis.
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The patient's ECG was first interpreted as normal, but he later suffered an MI following surgery.
Dietary adherence is associated with reduced progression of coronary artery atherosclerosis in women with established CAD.
Patients with kidney impairment seem to require lower doses of warfarin and may need closer monitoring to avoid serious bleeding complications.