Coronary Artery Disease

Major Adverse CV Event Prediction Via Coronary CT Angiography in T2D

Major Adverse CV Event Prediction Via Coronary CT Angiography in T2D

Extent and severity of coronary artery disease was examined in over 900 patients with type 2 diabetes.

Elevated Pancreatic Polypeptide May Predict Coronary Artery Disease in T2DM

Elevated Pancreatic Polypeptide May Predict Coronary Artery Disease in T2DM

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Pancreatic polypeptide significantly correlated with Framingham 10-year risk for coronary artery disease.

 Is Diabetes a Modifier of CV Risk After DAPT Cessation Post-DES PCI?

Is Diabetes a Modifier of CV Risk After DAPT Cessation Post-DES PCI?

Risk of major adverse cardiovascular events up for DAPT disruption, regardless of diabetes status

ACC Revises Coronary Revascularization Criteria in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

ACC Revises Coronary Revascularization Criteria in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

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The 2017 criteria utilize new terminology, classify symptoms as asymptomatic or ischemic, and expand the role of fractional flow reserve.

Depressive Symptoms Tied to Functional Status in Coronary Artery Disease

Depressive Symptoms Tied to Functional Status in Coronary Artery Disease

For patients with stable coronary artery disease, depressive symptoms and cardiac disease severity independently affect patient-reported functional status.

Liraglutide May Increase Heart Rate in Type 2 Diabetes With Coronary Artery Disease

Liraglutide May Increase Heart Rate in Type 2 Diabetes With Coronary Artery Disease

Liraglutide increases heart rate and reduces heart rate variability in overweight patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and stable coronary artery disease.

CABG Plus Optimal Medical Therapy Yields Best Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes With CAD

CABG Plus Optimal Medical Therapy Yields Best Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes With CAD

For patients with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease, CABG plus optimal medical therapy is superior to PCI plus optimal medical therapy.

Risk for Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes Tied to Lipid Fractions

Risk for Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes Tied to Lipid Fractions

Routinely measured lipid fractions may be associated with the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and diabetes.

ASGR1 Mutation Associated With Decreased Levels of Non-HDL Cholesterol

ASGR1 Mutation Associated With Decreased Levels of Non-HDL Cholesterol

Heterozygous mutation carriers have lower levels of non-HDL cholesterol and reduced risk for coronary artery disease.

CABG Used Less Often Than PCI in Diabetes With Multivessel Disease

CABG Used Less Often Than PCI in Diabetes With Multivessel Disease

PCI is increasing, but CABG has been stable for patients presenting with non-ST-segment elevation MI.

Genetic Vitamin K1 Levels Tied to Coronary Artery Disease, Myocardial Infarction

Genetic Vitamin K1 Levels Tied to Coronary Artery Disease, Myocardial Infarction

Vitamin K1 single nucleotide polymorphisms are positively linked to myocardial infarction and coronary artery disease.

Genetic Information May Indicate Risk for Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes

Genetic Information May Indicate Risk for Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes

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Certain SNPs may indicate which type 2 diabetes patients with coronary artery disease will experience a cardiovascular event.

Hand Grip Strength May Help Predict Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes

Hand Grip Strength May Help Predict Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes

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The association between hand grip strength and cardiovascular events was independent of traditional risk factors.

Remnant Cholesterol May Predict Cardiovascular Event Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Remnant Cholesterol May Predict Cardiovascular Event Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

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Remnant cholesterol predicted coronary artery disease events even after adjustment for presence and extent of disease.

Coronary Artery Disease Linked to Growth Differentiation Factor 15 Levels

Coronary Artery Disease Linked to Growth Differentiation Factor 15 Levels

Serum levels are significantly increased in patients with coronary artery disease vs healthy controls.

ANGPTL4 Gene Mutation Carriers May Have Lower Risk for Coronary Artery Disease

ANGPTL4 Gene Mutation Carriers May Have Lower Risk for Coronary Artery Disease

Two studies show carriers of the ANGPTL4 variant have better lipid levels and a lower likelihood of coronary artery disease.

Women With Anxiety More Likely to Exhibit Ischemia During Exercise Testing

Women With Anxiety More Likely to Exhibit Ischemia During Exercise Testing

For women without history of coronary artery disease, those with anxiety are more likely to exhibit ischemia during exercise testing than those without anxiety.

Statin, Aspirin Therapy May Be Adjusted With Coronary CT Angiography Findings

Statin, Aspirin Therapy May Be Adjusted With Coronary CT Angiography Findings

Knowledge of coronary computed tomography angiography results is associated with improved alignment of aspirin and statin prescribing with the presence and severity of coronary artery disease.

Gender Disparities Exist in Cardiovascular Care

Gender Disparities Exist in Cardiovascular Care

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Mortality rate is higher among women with heart disease after discharge from the hospital.

Paclitaxel-Eluting Stent Not Noninferior to Everolimus-Eluting Stent in Diabetes

Paclitaxel-Eluting Stent Not Noninferior to Everolimus-Eluting Stent in Diabetes

Paclitaxel-eluting stents were not noninferior to everolimus-eluting stents in patients with diabetes and CAD.

Quality of Cardiovascular Care Similar for NPs, PAs, Physicians

Quality of Cardiovascular Care Similar for NPs, PAs, Physicians

Outpatient cardiovascular care is similar between advanced practice providers and physicians.

In CAD, Low HDL Cholesterol, High CRP Increases Mortality

In CAD, Low HDL Cholesterol, High CRP Increases Mortality

Findings in patients with coronary artery disease on statin therapy after undergoing first PCI.

CAD, MI Risk May Be Higher With Non-O Blood Group

CAD, MI Risk May Be Higher With Non-O Blood Group

Findings based on meta-analysis involving 10 studies, nearly 175,000 people.

One-Third of Public Views Alcohol as 'Heart-Healthy'

One-Third of Public Views Alcohol as 'Heart-Healthy'

Those perceiving alcohol as heart-healthy drink substantially more alcohol.

ACC/AHA Guidelines More Accurately Identified CVD, CAD Risks

ACC/AHA Guidelines More Accurately Identified CVD, CAD Risks

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The 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines for determining statin eligibility is more accurate and efficient in identifying increased CVD and CAD risks.

Coronary Artery Calcification Predicts Long-Term Mortality Risk

Coronary Artery Calcification Predicts Long-Term Mortality Risk

The extent of CAC accurately predicts mortality in patients without symptoms of coronary artery disease.

Variation in Visit-to-Visit Systolic BP Not Associated With MACE

Variation in Visit-to-Visit Systolic BP Not Associated With MACE

Findings in hypertensive patients with coronary artery disease.

Routine Noninvasive Testing for CAD Has Minimal Yield

Routine Noninvasive Testing for CAD Has Minimal Yield

Low yield among patients presenting with acute chest pain and low clinical risk.

Imaging Bests Exercise Tolerance Testing in Suspected CAD

Imaging Bests Exercise Tolerance Testing in Suspected CAD

Fewer invasive coronary angiography procedures and higher CAD yield for patients with suspected CAD.

Glucose Fluctuation Affects Coronary Plaque Vulnerability in CAD

Glucose Fluctuation Affects Coronary Plaque Vulnerability in CAD

Findings in patients with coronary artery disease pretreated with lipid-lowering therapy.

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