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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.