Tag: acs

Sedentary Postmenopausal Women Have Higher HF Risk

The more time older women spent sitting or lying down, the more likely their risk of hospitalization for heart failure, based on data from more...

Early Life Trauma Tied to Increased CVD Risk With MI History by Middle Age

(Reuters Health) – Young and middle-age adults with a history of myocardial infarction may have a higher risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes when they also...

Remote, Non-Physician-Led Care Cuts LDL, BP in High-Risk Patients

A novel algorithm-based disease management program, led by pharmacists and nonlicensed navigators, optimized cholesterol and blood pressure levels in high-risk patients, according to an interim...

Statins Beneficial in Elderly, Guidelines Should Be Strengthened

Contrary to historical evidence, among older people, elevated LDL cholesterol levels increase risk for heart attack and cardiovascular disease, and older patients benefit as much,...

STRENGTH Trial Questions CV Benefit of High-Dose Omega-3s

Questions about the cardiovascular benefit of omega-3 fatty acids and the high-dose eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) product, icosapent ethyl (Vascepa, Amarin), have resurfaced with the presentation...

Combined OCT, Cardiac MRI Unravels Root Cause in Most MINOCA

Optical CT (OCT) plus cardiac MRI (CMR) provides a more specific diagnosis in the majority of women presenting with myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries...

Clopidogrel Bests Ticagrelor for Elective PCI

Ticagrelor failed to unseat clopidogrel as the guideline-recommended P2Y12 inhibitor of choice in patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention for stable CAD in the randomized...

Simple Questionnaire Can Identify Silent Atherosclerosis

Individuals in the general population with high levels of silent coronary atherosclerosis can be successfully identified with a simple questionnaire that they can complete themselves...

Lupus-Specific Predictors for CVD Described in Black Patients

Black patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are known to have significantly elevated risk for stroke and ischemic heart disease (IHD), compared with non-Black patients...

Troponin, Echo a Prognostic Power Combo in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The prevalence of troponin-defined myocardial injury exceeded 60% among selected patients...

Aspirin for Primary Prevention of CVD in Rheumatic Diseases

Low-dose aspirin may be considered for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with autoimmune systemic rheumatic diseases who are at particularly high...

Novel Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Incur High Costs in Medicare

Switching Medicare beneficiaries who have type 2 diabetes to one of the novel glucose-lowering medications could dramatically raise their out-of-pocket costs, thereby potentially hindering adherence,...

Pesco-Mediterranean Diet, Fasting ‘Ideal’ to Reduce CVD

A Pesco-Mediterranean diet consisting of plants, legumes, nuts, whole grains, extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), moderate amounts of dairy products, and fish and/or seafood, together with...

Two Cardiac MR Articles Pulled for Research Misconduct

Two studies touting the use of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for noninvasive detection of coronary microvascular dysfunction have been retracted on the basis of findings...

Why Don’t Electronic Health Records Mandate Pregnancy History?

Any one of five adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) significantly increase the risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) later in life, a new Women’s Health Initiative...

Elderly May Not Reap Post-MI Ticagrelor Advantage vs Clopidogrel

Ticagrelor (Brilinta) may not protect as well as clopidogrel after myocardial infarction (MI) in patients 80 years and older, despite offering superior protection in those...

Early Evolocumab Quickly Lowers LDL After Primary PCI

Early administration of evolocumab significantly reduced levels of LDL cholesterol in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention, according to data...

Added Steam for Colchicine as Secondary Prevention

The anti-inflammatory drug colchicine picked up new support as secondary prevention in chronic coronary disease, cutting the risk of cardiovascular events by one third when added...

Trimetazidine Fizzles for Post-PCI Angina

Adding trimetazidine to optimal medical therapy does not improve outcomes following successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for stable angina or a non–ST-elevated myocardial infarction (MI),...

Early Rhythm Control in AF Gains New Life

Initiation of rhythm control with antiarrhythmic drugs and/or ablation in patients with early, recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation led to a significantly lower risk for major...

ESC 2020 Looks to Make its Mark in ‘New Era’ of Virtual Meetings

The coronavirus may have quashed plans to socialize and stroll the canals of Amsterdam while at this year’s European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, but...

A Life-Threatening Addition to the Differential Diagnosis

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Weeks after a mild or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection, otherwise healthy children...

Stress-Induced Brain Activity Linked to Chest Pain in CAD Patients

The brain’s reaction to stress may be an important contributor to chest pain in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), according to results of a...

Excessive Alcohol Use Contributes to 93,000 US Deaths Annually

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 93,000 deaths annually in the United States. On average, 29 years of life are lost per death,...

Low-Dose Prasugrel Preserves Efficacy but Lowers Bleeding in Elderly

In elderly or low-weight patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a reduced dose of prasugrel relative to a full-dose of ticagrelor is associated with lower...