Coronary Artery Disease

Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Women with 5 or more live births at increased risk for coronary heart disease, hospitalized MI.

Addition of CT angiography to standard care for stable chest pain reduces mortality due to coronary disease

Patients with stable chest pain referred to a cardiology clinic who received standard care plus coronary CT angiography experienced lower 5-year rate of death due to coronary disease compared to those receiving standard care alone.

HBV Infection May Not Be Associated With Increased Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

HBV Infection May Not Be Associated With Increased Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

Researchers conducted the first systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the relationship between HBV and the risk for coronary heart disease.

Coffee Consumption Cuts Coronary Artery Calcification

Coffee Consumption Cuts Coronary Artery Calcification

There is an inverse association between coffee consumption and coronary artery calcium, especially among never smokers.

Cholesterol drug may lower risk for death and cardiovascular events

Cholesterol drug may lower risk for death and cardiovascular events

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Alirocumab significantly decreased severe cardiovascular risks in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Noninvasive coronary testing may prevent need for future invasive tests

Noninvasive coronary testing may prevent need for future invasive tests

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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.

Coronary artery disease: primary prevention measures

Coronary artery disease: primary prevention measures

Primary prevention efforts such as exercise, weight control, cessation of smoking, and alcohol intake can greatly affect the development of CAD.

New long-acting bronchodilator use linked to CV risk in COPD patients

New long-acting bronchodilator use linked to CV risk in COPD patients

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Use of long-acting bronchodilators is linked to cardiovascular risks in patients with COPD.

Long-term gluten consumption not linked to coronary heart disease

Long-term gluten consumption not linked to coronary heart disease

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Avoiding gluten may result in reduced consumption of beneficial whole grains that could affect cardiovascular risk.

Efficacy of renin angiotensin system inhibitors for coronary artery disease

Efficacy of renin angiotensin system inhibitors for coronary artery disease

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RASIs reduced cardiovascular events and death only when compared with placebo but not when compared with active controls.

Coronary artery bypass linked to new-onset diabetes

Coronary artery bypass linked to new-onset diabetes

Coronary artery bypass surgery may lead to metabolic changes, causing new-onset diabetes.

Endometriosis is linked to higher risk for heart disease

Endometriosis is linked to higher risk for heart disease

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The link is elevated in women 40 years of age or younger.

Rotating night shift work linked to elevated CHD risk in women

Rotating night shift work linked to elevated CHD risk in women

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Study results showed a higher risk of CHD in women who work rotating night shifts.

Coronary bypass surgery reduces mortality for patients with heart failure

Coronary bypass surgery reduces mortality for patients with heart failure

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Patients with coronary artery disease who were previously not considered candidates for CABG may benefit from the surgery.

Long periods of sitting lead to poor health measures in heart disease patients

Long periods of sitting lead to poor health measures in heart disease patients

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Sitting for prolonged periods of time is linked to worse health in patients with coronary artery disease.

Newer cholesterol guidelines better at identifying increased risk of CVD events

Newer cholesterol guidelines better at identifying increased risk of CVD events

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The 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol management guidelines better identify the risk of CVD and presence of coronary artery disease.

Trans fats are linked to death and heart disease

Trans fats are linked to death and heart disease

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Compared with saturated fats, consuming trans fats results in high mortality rates from all causes and from heart disease.

Working long hours increases stroke risk

Working long hours increases stroke risk

People who work longer hours have an increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease.

Routine testing for coronary artery disease has low yield

Routine testing for coronary artery disease has low yield

Testing patients with acute chest pain and low clinical risks had a low yield for coronary artery disease.

Are shorter people at higher risk for developing coronary artery disease?

Are shorter people at higher risk for developing 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.

Reduce unnecessary cardiac screening in low-risk patients

Reduce unnecessary cardiac screening in low-risk patients

Within a low-risk population, clinicians should focus on strategies for treating modifiable risk factors and encouraging healthy levels of exercise.

Stress, depression up heart attack, mortality risk in heart disease

Stress, depression up heart attack, mortality risk in heart disease

Coronary heart disease coupled with depression and stress significantly increases the risk for heart attack and death.

High whole grain intake may protect against coronary heart disease

High whole grain intake may protect against coronary heart disease

The highest amount of whole grain intake, compared with the lowest amount of whole grain intake, was significantly associated with reduced risk for CHD.

Duration, not intensity, reduces geriatric coronary heart disease risk

Duration, not intensity, reduces geriatric coronary heart disease risk

The predicted risk of heart attack or death increased 1% for every 25 to 30 minutes that a patient was sedentary.

Diet, exercise may lower plaque build-up in coronary arteries

Diet, exercise may lower plaque build-up in coronary arteries

Intensive lifestyle modifications were associated with a decrease in atherosclerotic burden in both coronary and carotid vasculature systems.

Late, early menstruation onset age ups heart disease risk

Late, early menstruation onset age ups heart disease risk

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Women who had an early or late age of menstruation onset have an increased risk for coronary heart disease, stroke and hypertension.

Test to predict cardiovascular disease risk gains FDA approval

Test to predict cardiovascular disease risk gains FDA approval

The PLAC test for Lp-PLA2 Activity is intended for patients without a prior history of cardiovascular disease.

Early signs of plaque in arteries up myocardial infarction risk

Early signs of plaque in arteries up myocardial infarction risk

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.

Tech program helps PCPs identify undiagnosed hypertension

Tech program helps PCPs identify undiagnosed hypertension

Hypertension is the leading modifiable risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease.

Healthy lifestyle choices lower future CAD risk

Healthy lifestyle choices lower future CAD risk

Low alcohol intake, healthy diet, low and physical activity decreased coronary artery calcification after 20 years.

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