Tag: acute coronary syndrome

‘Shocking’ Early Complications From Teen-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Newly published data show alarmingly high rates and severity of early diabetes-specific complications in individuals who develop type 2 diabetes at a young age. This...

Younger Adults With HIV Have Higher CVD Risk but Low ASCVD Scores

People age 40 and younger living with HIV have a higher risk for heart disease than even their over-40 peers living with HIV — and...

CTA May Guide Primary Prevention Statins in Nonobstructive CAD

The relative risk of death or myocardial infarction (MI) went down with statin therapy in a cohort study of patients with either nonobstructive coronary artery...

Ticagrelor Beneficial for Moderate Stroke: New THALES Analysis

For patients with a moderate-size stroke, benefit from ticagrelor plus aspirin was the same as for patients with minor stroke, a new exploratory analysis of...

South Asian Ancestry Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Individuals of South Asian ancestry face twice the risk of heart disease, compared with individuals of European descent, yet existing risk calculators fail to account...

Diet High in Fat, Fried Foods Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

A large study shows that eating a diet high in fat, fried foods, processed meats, and sugary drinks is linked to a higher risk of...

LDCT Lung Cancer Screening May ID Aortic Stenosis Risk

Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to screen for aortic valve calcification during a lung cancer screening could identify those at risk for aortic stenosis, says...

Genotype-Guided Antiplatelet Therapy Misses Mark

The observational extended study of the previously reported 12-month randomized TAILOR-PCI trial shows genotype-guided antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) did not significantly reduce...

Avoid Excess Oxygen in Mechanically Ventilated Patients?

The respiratory therapists at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, know when Lina Miyakawa, MD, starts a week in the ICU, because she turns down...

Hyperinvasive Care, Better Cardiac Arrest Outcomes?

Patients with refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) receiving “hyperinvasive” rather than standard care had better overall outcomes, researchers in the randomized Prague OHCA trial conclude....

Revisit of ISCHEMIA Bolsters Conservative Message in Stable CAD

The more complicated a primary endpoint, the greater a puzzle it can be for clinicians to interpret the results. It’s likely even tougher for patients,...

BP Lowering Useful in CV Risk Management Even at Normal Levels

Lowering blood pressure with antihypertensive medication protects against future cardiovascular (CV) events even in people with normal or only mildly elevated blood pressure, a large...

New AHA Guidance on Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk

An updated American Heart Association scientific statement on the role of obesity in cardiovascular disease provides the first new guidance in 15 years, drawing on...

Arthritis Drug May Curb Myocardial Damage in Acute STEMI

Early use of tocilizumab (Actemra) does not reduce myocardial infarct size but modestly increases myocardial salvage in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI),...

Parity Whether Anticoagulation Is Halted or Not for Unplanned Cath

Maintaining oral anticoagulation (OAC) throughout an unplanned cardiac catheterization confers no extra risk and might hold some advantages over periprocedural OAC interruption in patients on...

OCS Heart System Earns Hard-Won Backing of FDA Panel

After more than 10 hours of intense debate, a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel gave its support to a premarket approval application...

Long Work Hours Tied to Double the Risk for Recurrent MI

Patients who work upward of 55 hours per week after a myocardial infarction (MI) may increase their risk of having a recurrence, a new study...

Vasodilatory Medications Found Protective Against Rosacea

Vasodilators may have a protective effect against rosacea, results from a single-center retrospective cohort study showed. “Our initial hypothesis was that perhaps antihypertensive agents might...

New Light Cast on Type-2 MI Aims to Sharpen Diagnosis, Therapy

The hospital and post-discharge course of patients diagnosed with type-2 myocardial infarction (MI), triggered when myocardial oxygen demand outstrips supply, differs in telling ways from...

Radial-to-Backup Artery Switch Adds Limited Risk in ACS PCI

There’s a price to pay for a failed radial artery attempt in invasively managed patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but it may not be...

Cardio Societies Call for Urgent Action

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Four leading cardiovascular organizations — the World Heart Federation (WHF), American...

Air Pollution Linked to Acute Increase in MI Mortality

In a time-stratified, case-crossover study, exposure to both large and small particulate matter, as well as to nitrogen dioxide, was significantly associated with increased odds...

Sickle-Cell Trait May Not Independently Elevate CHD Risk

African Americans with sickle-cell trait (SCT), that is, who are heterozygous for the sickle-cell gene variant, don’t as a result necessarily have an elevated risk...

Lp(a) and LPA Gene Score ‘Modest’ Predictors of CVD Risk

Although lipoprotein(a) (Lpa) levels and LPA genetic risk scores are both significantly associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events, they appear to offer only a...

Risk Score to Guide ACS Treatment Does Not Improve Outcomes

In a cluster randomized clinical trial, routine use of the Global Registries of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score (GRS) to guide treatment decisions for...