Tag: coronary heart disease

‘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...

CLARIFY Confirms Meds, Watchful Waiting in Angina, Stable CAD

Further evidence supporting conservative management for most patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and angina comes from a new study of more than 30,000...

Spouses Can Share Cardiac Event Risk

A study from Japan suggests that a history of cardiovascular (CV) events in a spouse may elevate risk for future CV events in the other...

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...

AHS Releases Updated Guidance on New Migraine Treatments

An updated consensus statement from the American Headache Society (AHS) offers detailed recommendations on the use of novel acute and preventive treatments in adult patients...

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...

‘Thinner Strut’ Bioresorbable Scaffold Holds Own vs Mainstay DES

It was back to the drawing board for bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS), to some degree, after the initially promising ABSORB series of trials dampened any...

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...

Transradial Complex PCI Effective With Slim, Large-Bore Sheath

Transradial vascular access is often preferred over the transfemoral route in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for its lower associated risks of bleeding and vascular complications....

Both Higher Alcohol Intake and Genetic Predisposition Tied to CVD

Cardiovascular disease risk is associated with alcohol intake in general, but variations in risk exist with levels of intake, based on data from a genetic-based...

Meta-analysis Muses Over ISCHEMIA Message Had Trial Lasted Longer

Would the ISCHEMIA trial be quite the compass for conservative care it now is in stable coronary artery disease (CAD) if follow-up for the primary...

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...

PTSD Linked to Ischemic Heart Disease

A study using data from Veterans Health Administration (VHA) electronic medical records shows a significant association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among female veterans and...

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...

Delirium Common, Costly After Mitral, Tricuspid Valve Repair

Delirium occurred in nearly 1-in-10 elderly patients after percutaneous mitral and tricuspid valve repair and signaled longer hospital stays and worse survival, a new study...

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...

‘Lipid Paradox’ Seen in Nonobese RA Patients With Low LDL

Dr George Karpouzas Oxidative stress may account for the “lipid paradox,” a higher incidence of heart disease burden found in nonobese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients...

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...

Ultraprocessed Food Again Linked to Increased CVD, Death

Yet another study has linked the consumption of ultraprocessed, or “junk,” foods to bad health outcomes. In a longitudinal analysis of more than 22,000 men...

LDL Not the Primary Culprit in ASCVD?

Two new studies suggest that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) may be not the main driver of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). The findings instead implicate remnant...