Atherosclerosis

Thyroid Dysfunction Not a Risk Factor for Carotid Plaque Development

Thyroid Dysfunction Not a Risk Factor for Carotid Plaque Development

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Subclinical thyroid dysfunction did not influence the cumulative incidence of new carotid plaques in healthy individuals aged 20 or older.

AACE, ACE Dyslipidemia Clinical Practice Guidelines Update

AACE, ACE Dyslipidemia Clinical Practice Guidelines Update

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The new guidelines call for treating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in specific patient groups to lower goals than previously recommended.

Subclinical Atherosclerosis Risk Increased With Cardiometabolic Syndrome

Subclinical Atherosclerosis Risk Increased With Cardiometabolic Syndrome

High fitness seemed to attenuate the risk for subclinical atherosclerosis in a cohort of men participating in a health screening program.

Depression Tied to Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Women

Depression Tied to Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Women

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Nearly 2000 women underwent screening to determine if a link exists between depression or depressive symptoms and coronary artery disease.

Poor Sleep May Increase Odds for Atherosclerosis in Peri-, Postmenopausal Women

Poor Sleep May Increase Odds for Atherosclerosis in Peri-, Postmenopausal Women

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Both peri- and postmenopausal women were assessed to find a relationship between sleep time, sleep quality, and carotid atherosclerosis.

Predictors of Atherosclerosis Progression in African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes

Predictors of Atherosclerosis Progression in African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes

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Higher pericardial adipose volumes were associated with increases in calcified atherosclerotic plaque.

Increased Coronary Artery Calcium Seen in Psoriasis

Increased Coronary Artery Calcium Seen in Psoriasis

Increased coronary artery calcium, indicative of asymptomatic coronary atherosclerosis, is apparent in patients with psoriasis.

Number of Daily Steps Related to CV Health in Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Number of Daily Steps Related to CV Health in Children With Type 1 Diabetes

An increase of 1000 steps per day was linked to a decrease in mean/maximum aortic intima-media thickness.

Exposure to Violence May Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women

Exposure to Violence May Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women

Exposure to physical violence in adulthood is linked to carotid artery intima media thickness.

Incidence of Dementia Higher Than Coronary Heart Disease in Elderly Patients

Incidence of Dementia Higher Than Coronary Heart Disease in Elderly Patients

About 64% of patients aged 80 years or older in the study who died had a prior diagnosis of dementia.

Hypoglycemia Linked to Atherosclerosis Progression With Standard Diabetes Therapy in VADT

Hypoglycemia Linked to Atherosclerosis Progression With Standard Diabetes Therapy in VADT

In the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial, hypoglycemia was associated with coronary artery calcium progression only in the standard therapy group, as compared with intensive therapy.

Increased HDL Cholesterol in Menopause May Not Protect Against Heart Disease

Increased HDL Cholesterol in Menopause May Not Protect Against Heart Disease

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Increased HDL cholesterol during menopausal transition linked to greater carotid intima-media thickness.

Testosterone Not Associated With Atherosclerosis in Older Men

Testosterone Not Associated With Atherosclerosis in Older Men

Researchers observed no impact on rate of change of intima-media thickness, coronary artery calcium score.

Adding Ezetimibe to Atorvastatin May Improve CV Outcomes After PCI

Adding Ezetimibe to Atorvastatin May Improve CV Outcomes After PCI

Combination therapy linked to greater coronary plaque regression in Japanese patients.

Breastfeeding May Reduce Atherosclerosis Risk at Midlife

Breastfeeding May Reduce Atherosclerosis Risk at Midlife

Breastfeeding for a longer period of time is associated with lower carotid intima-media thickness in women.

Reviewing Role of Vitamin D in Endocrine Disorders

Reviewing Role of Vitamin D in Endocrine Disorders

In addition to bone health, it now appears that vitamin D plays a major role in preventing inflammation that leads to type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis.

Sedentary Lifestyle Increased Coronary Artery Calcification

Sedentary Lifestyle Increased Coronary Artery Calcification

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An increasingly sedentary lifestyle has been linked to coronary calcification, regardless of exercise or traditional cardiovascular risk factors.

Drinking More Coffee Linked to Less Coronary Artery Calcium

Drinking More Coffee Linked to Less Coronary Artery Calcium

Three to five cups of coffee daily may lower risk for coronary atherosclerosis.

Childhood Vitamin D Levels Tied to Adult Atherosclerosis

Childhood Vitamin D Levels Tied to Adult Atherosclerosis

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Low vitamin D levels during childhood are linked with increased risk for subclinical atherosclerosis in adulthood.

Lifestyle Changes Linked to Decreased Atherosclerosis Burden

Lifestyle Changes Linked to Decreased Atherosclerosis Burden

Review indicates diet, exercise decrease overall coronary/carotid atherosclerosis burden.

Study Identifies Metformin's Potential Role in Atherosclerosis

Study Identifies Metformin's Potential Role in Atherosclerosis

AMPK-STAT3 axis plays a pivotal role in regulating monocyte-to-macrophage differentiation.

Increased Insulin Resistance in Rheumatoid Arthritis Not Linked to Atherosclerosis

Increased Insulin Resistance in Rheumatoid Arthritis Not Linked to Atherosclerosis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis had higher levels of insulin resistance, but they were not associated with atherosclerosis.

Cardiovascular Disease Requires More Attention in Type 1 Diabetes

Cardiovascular Disease Requires More Attention in Type 1 Diabetes

Better efforts and risk prediction models are needed to assess the long-term complication of cardiovascular disease in type 1 diabetes.

Low Testosterone May Raise Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetes

Low Testosterone May Raise Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetes

Low testosterone may increase cardiovascular risk in middle-aged men with type 2 diabetes.

Statins Linked to Greater Atheroma Regression in Women

Statins Linked to Greater Atheroma Regression in Women

High-intensity statin treatment was associated with greater atheroma regression in women than men.

SATURN: High-Intensity Statin Therapy May Induce Diabetic Coronary Atherosclerosis Regression

SATURN: High-Intensity Statin Therapy May Induce Diabetic Coronary Atherosclerosis Regression

Patients with diabetes may experience regression of coronary atherosclerosis with high-intensity statin therapy.

Atherosclerosis Unaffected by Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Atherosclerosis Unaffected by Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy does not affect progression of atherosclerosis.

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