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Patients Fail to Adhere to Treatment Regimen after MI

2016 23 Aug

According to latest results published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, only 43 percent of patients fully adhered to their guideline-indicated treatment regimes two years after an MI while only 34 percent of patients with atherosclerosis were fully adherent following two years. They added that full adherence reduced the risk of major... Read more

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New Tools Determine Risk of CHD in Diabetics

2016 02 Feb

According to a recent report, new tools could be used for improving the treatment of heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. This could prove to be quite significant since nearly two-thirds of deaths among people with type 2 diabetes is related to cardiovascular disease. The report is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology:... Read more

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Worksite Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Cardiac Risk

2016 23 Jan

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital will be undertaking a three year study to determine the effects of a workplace-based lifestyle intervention on cardiovascular disease. The TANSNIP-PESA (Trans-Atlantic Network to Study Stepwise Noninvasive imaging as a Tool for Cardiovascular Prognosis... Read more

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Statins: A Double-Edged Sword

2015 17 Aug

A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology talks about how statins are beneficial in some cases but highlights the importance of weighing individual risk before using statins as preventive therapy. Statins have proven to be quite effective in reducing atherosclerosis-related events and some researchers have gone so... Read more

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PET/CT Method Can Help Detect ‘Hardening’ of the Arteries

2015 14 Jul

University of Cambridge researchers have developed an imaging technique — combining positron emission tomography (PET) and CT — that uses sodium fluoride radiotracer to detect the build-up of unstable calcium deposits in arteries, a process that can cause heart attack and stroke. The new method, reported in the journal Nature Communications, could help... Read more

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Anti-Inflammatory Nanomedicine Reduces Atherosclerosis

2015 24 Feb

Researchers have developed nanometre-sized "drones" that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries, which could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis. This research by scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Columbia University Medical Center is published online in Science Translational... Read more

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Clinical Calculators Over-estimate Risk of Heart Attack

2015 23 Feb

According to results of a study by investigators at John Hopkins and other institutions, most risk calculators used by clinicians to gauge a patient's chances of suffering a heart attack overestimate its likelihood. The new findings appear in Annals of Internal Medicine and suggest that four of the five widely used clinical calculators considerably... Read more

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New Technique For Earlier CVD Diagnosis

2014 15 Dec

A new technique has been developed at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology that shows significant promise for early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.  Atherosclerosis is a common disorder that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Doctors rely on ultrasonic grayscale images to visually assess vascular function as well as determine... Read more

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RSNA 2014: Study Links Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis to Cognitive Impairment

2014 25 Nov

A recent study of 2,000 adults reveals that a build-up of plaque in the body’s major arteries is associated with mild cognitive impairment. The study was conducted at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center and will be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "It is well established... Read more

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Coronary Artery Plaque Associated with Liver Disease

2014 04 Nov

A new study has found a close association between high-risk coronary artery plaque and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a common liver disease. Both conditions were detected with a single CT examination, according to researchers who used coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for the study. Previous research has shown that CCTA can... Read more

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