Coronary Heart Disease

Are Coronary Artery Calcium Scores Indicative of Coronary Heart Disease in Young Patients?

Are Coronary Artery Calcium Scores Indicative of Coronary Heart Disease in Young Patients?

While CAC scores may be indicative of CHD, ordering CT scans on young, otherwise healthy individuals may place a burden on the health care system.

Noncardiovascular Death More Common in Coronary Heart Disease

Noncardiovascular Death More Common in Coronary Heart Disease

For patients with coronary heart disease, mortality is more often due to noncardiovascular causes.

Effects of PCSK9, HMGCR on Risk for Diabetes, Cardiovascular Events

Effects of PCSK9, HMGCR on Risk for Diabetes, Cardiovascular Events

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PCKS9 and HMGCR variants were associated with similar protective effects on cardiovascular event risk and diabetes risk.

Yo-Yo Dieting Hikes Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death, CHD Mortality in Women

Yo-Yo Dieting Hikes Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death, CHD Mortality in Women

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Postmenopausal women whose weight fluctuated due to dieting had a significantly higher risk for death from sudden cardiac death and coronary heart disease.

Did Industry Downplay Research Linking Sugar and CHD?

Did Industry Downplay Research Linking Sugar and CHD?

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A historical analysis shows the Sugar Research Foundation may have influenced a review from Harvard researchers that downplayed the risks of sugar.

History of Gallstones Tied to Higher Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

History of Gallstones Tied to Higher Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Patients with history of gallstone disease may have a slightly increased risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia Tied to Significantly Increased CVD Risk

Familial Hypercholesterolemia Tied to Significantly Increased CVD Risk

Patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia have a significantly increased risk for coronary heart disease and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Assessing the Impact of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy on Cardiovascular Health

Assessing the Impact of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy on Cardiovascular Health

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In light of ELITE trial results, estradiol hormone therapy may have a role in coronary heart disease treatment.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Decrease Risk for Fatal Coronary Heart Disease

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Decrease Risk for Fatal Coronary Heart Disease

Regularly eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower the risk for fatal coronary heart disease.

Protein-Based Risk Score May Help Predict Cardiovascular Events in Stable CHD

Protein-Based Risk Score May Help Predict Cardiovascular Events in Stable CHD

The 9-protein risk score performed better than refit Framingham for predicting cardiovascular events.

Night Shift Work Increased Coronary Heart Disease Risk in Women

Night Shift Work Increased Coronary Heart Disease Risk in Women

However, researchers found that the effect waned after nurses stopped working odd hours.

Including Number of Vessels With CAC Improves CVD Event Prediction

Including Number of Vessels With CAC Improves CVD Event Prediction

Inclusion of number of vessels with coronary artery calcium significantly improves capacity to predict coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease.

In CHD Patients on Statins, Renal Function Linked to Cardiac Outcomes

In CHD Patients on Statins, Renal Function Linked to Cardiac Outcomes

Intrastudy stabilization and an increase in eGFR was associated with a reduced MACE rate in atorvastatin-treated patients.

Endometriosis Associated With Increased Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Endometriosis Associated With Increased Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Hysterectomy/oophorectomy and earlier age at surgery were associated with increased risk for coronary heart disease.

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.

Depressive Symptoms Associated With Coronary Artery Calcium

Depressive Symptoms Associated With Coronary Artery Calcium

Depressive symptoms seem to be associated with coronary artery calcium in older men and women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.

MI-GENES: Genetic Risk Information May Motivate Patients to Lower LDL Cholesterol

MI-GENES: Genetic Risk Information May Motivate Patients to Lower LDL Cholesterol

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Disclosing genetic risk information resulted in lower LDL cholesterol levels in patients at risk for coronary heart disease.

Prediabetes Associated With Incident Cardiovascular Disease

Prediabetes Associated With Incident Cardiovascular Disease

In a U.K. cohort, association varied with ethnicity and with prediabetes definition criterion.

CHD Risk Prediction Improved With Coronary Artery Calcium Score

CHD Risk Prediction Improved With Coronary Artery Calcium Score

Additionally, CAC reclassifies patients not eligible for statins.

Hormone Therapy Earlier in Menopause May Lower Risk for Developing CHD

Hormone Therapy Earlier in Menopause May Lower Risk for Developing CHD

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Initiating hormone therapy earlier in menopause may lower risk for later development of coronary heart disease.

Unsaturated Fats, High-Quality Carbs Can Reduce CHD Risk

Unsaturated Fats, High-Quality Carbs Can Reduce CHD Risk

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Substituting polyunsaturated fatty acids, carbohydrates from whole grains significantly decreased risk.

Text Message Reminders Can Improve Lifestyle in Patients With CHD

Text Message Reminders Can Improve Lifestyle in Patients With CHD

Patients saw improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure and weight.

Long-Term Insulin Pump Therapy Decreases Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes

Long-Term Insulin Pump Therapy Decreases Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes

Long-term use of insulin pump reduces fatal coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.

Trans Fats May Increase All-Cause, CHD Mortality

Trans Fats May Increase All-Cause, CHD Mortality

Trans fats linked to all-cause mortality, total CHD and CHD mortality; and there were no associations for saturated fats.

Reduced Executive Function Tied to Increased Heart Disease Risk

Reduced Executive Function Tied to Increased Heart Disease Risk

Older adults with lower scores on executive function tests are significantly more likely to experience coronary heart disease or stroke.

Visit-to-Visit Fluctuations in BP May Signal CHD, Early Death

Visit-to-Visit Fluctuations in BP May Signal CHD, Early Death

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to higher odds of heart disease and early death.

Many Patients With Heart Disease Use Aspirin

Many Patients With Heart Disease Use Aspirin

Clinical and community-based approaches should be used to increase aspirin use among low-use groups.

Hypertension Treatment May Increase With Health Insurance Expansion

Hypertension Treatment May Increase With Health Insurance Expansion

Increase expected to lead to fewer coronary heart disease events, stroke events and CVD-related deaths.

Race Impacts Sex Differences in CHD Event Risk

Race Impacts Sex Differences in CHD Event Risk

There are larger differences in nonfatal events seen for whites vs. blacks, but risk for death not affected by race.

Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Have Higher Risk for CVD

Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Have Higher Risk for CVD

Chemotherapy and radiation may damage the heart for decades to come.

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