The presence of cardiovascular comorbidities is associated with accelerated hearing loss in patients older than 80, suggesting those conditions could be treated to slow this age-related decline.
Patients who experience an adverse change in employment—such as being laid off—after a heart attack reportedly have a lower quality of life, increased depression and more difficulty affording medications, according to a study published in Circulation on June 12.
Jun 15, 2018 | Imaging
The “often overlooked” strategy of stress echocardiography outperformed coronary CT angiography (CTA) in a randomized trial of low to intermediate-risk patients with acute chest pain, resulting in fewer hospitalizations, shorter stays and similar midrange safety outcomes.
An advanced blood test to diagnose heart attacks, currently in development by researchers at King’s College London, could be administered using a handheld device, according to research presented on June 5 at the British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester, U.K.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a research letter published June 11 in Circulation.
Patients who utilize a healthy lifestyle smartphone application may be able to slow arterial aging, according to results from the EVIDENT II trial presented at EuroHeartCare 2018 in Dublin.
The introduction of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) in Sweden was associated with an 11 percent reduction in reinfarctions among heart attack patients and increased use of coronary angiography and revascularization, according to a study published June 4 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Physicians working in states that imposed damage caps for malpractice claims were less likely to perform invasive coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than colleagues in no-cap states, according to a new study in JAMA Cardiology.
Updating the 2013 pooled cohort equations (PCEs) with more recent patient populations and new statistical methods results in approximately 11.8 million U.S. adults migrating to a lower-risk category, potentially affecting which therapies they would be indicated for to combat atherosclerosis.
A compound found in green tea can break up the plaque that causes atherosclerosis, according to research published May 31 in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Jun 01, 2018 | Heart Failure
Adding biomarkers to the validated Pooled Cohort Equation (PCE) can improve predictions of cardiovascular events including heart attack, stroke and heart failure among older patients, researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Severe and active atopic eczema in adulthood is associated with an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), including stroke, heart failure, myocardial infarction (MI) and atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to a new study published May 23 in The BMJ.
May 31, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
A higher testosterone-to-estrogen ratio could be a harbinger of future cardiovascular disease (CVD) among post-menopausal women, according to a study published May 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
About 10 percent of people who suffer a type 1 myocardial infarction (MI) at age 50 or younger use cocaine or marijuana, according to a new study, and these individuals showed double the risk of cardiovascular or all-cause death over extended follow-up.
May 29, 2018 | Practice Management
Homeless people remain at a greater risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on uncontrolled risk factors, poor access to healthcare and difficulties adhering to long-term management, according to the authors of a review published May 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
South Asians are more likely to die of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) than East Asians or people of European ancestry, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation on May 24.
Acute Coronary Syndrome, Practice Management, Lipids & Metabolic
Assessment of coronary physiology to guide revascularization decisions has been linked to lower adverse event rates than using angiography alone, but the adoption of techniques such as fractional flow reserve (FFR) and instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) continues to lag behind guideline recommendations.
Coronary Intervention & Surgery, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Conferences
May 23, 2018 | Practice Management
Pregnancy increases the risk of morbidity in women who exhibit cardiovascular disease (CVD). Complications in expecting mothers may be predicted by a risk index that integrates lesion-specific, delivery-of-care and generic variables.
Practice Management, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Electrophysiology & Arrhythmia
New research from Florida State University suggests depression screening in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) is especially crucial, because those individuals tend to have higher rates of morbidity and mortality.
Acute Coronary Syndrome
The investigators of the anticipated ISCHEMIA trial have published a paper in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes defending their late addition of “softer” outcomes to their primary composite endpoint.
Coronary Intervention & Surgery, Acute Coronary Syndrome
Therapies targeting cholesterol and inflammation have both shown the ability to reduce cardiovascular events among patients with atherosclerosis, but more evidence is needed before anti-inflammatory drugs gain widespread use similar to statins, according to a consensus statement published May 14 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Acute Coronary Syndrome, Lipids & Metabolic