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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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