- Seniorpt

A coronary artery calcification (CAC) test performed at one medical center accurately predicted mortality over a 15-year period in patients who were at risk for coronary artery disease but did not have any symptoms at baseline. The CAC score measures the amount and density of calcium in a person’s heart arteries.

 - child

In 40 percent of the cases when an emergency department (ED) physician at a pediatric hospital activated a stroke alert, the child ended up having a stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA) or another neurological emergency, according to an analysis at one medical center. 

 - Patient

Statins decreased aggression in adult men and increased aggression in postmenopausal women, according to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial published online July 1 in PLOS One.

 - Female patient blood pressure

Older women who have undergone menopause are less likely than men of a similar age to die from coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a prospective cohort study of more than 30,000 residents of 10 Southern states.

 - black woman

Outpatient care for atrial fibrillation differs based on race and gender, according to an analysis of Medicare patients who were diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in 2010 and 2011. Females were less likely than males to visit an electrophysiology specialist, receive an oral anticoagulant prescription or undergo catheter ablation.