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Family history is strong predictor of obstructive coronary artery disease using CCTA
In the largest study of its kind to date using cardiac computed tomography angiography, people with a family history of early signs of coronary artery disease are at higher risk of developing obstructive coronary artery disease and plaque in their arteries, Henry Ford Hospital researchers say. (2010-03-14)

Computational fluid dynamics in coronary plaques predict coronary artery disease
A computational fluid dynamics simulation based on 3-D luminal reconstructions of the coronary artery tree can be used to analyze local flow fields and flow profiling resulting from changes in coronary artery geometry. (2015-04-20)

High blood sugar lowers chances of surviving a heart attack
Patients with high blood sugar run an increased risk of dying if they have a heart attack, and diabetics are less likely to survive in-hospital cardiac arrest than non-diabetics, reveals research at the Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2012-03-25)

Plaque on CT scan is strong predictor of heart disease, worse long-term outcomes
The presence of plaque on an abdominal CT scan is a strong predictor of coronary artery disease and mortality, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that patients are nearly 60 percent at risk of having coronary artery disease when the CT scan showed very high levels of abdominal aortic calcium, commonly known as plaque. High levels of the abdominal aortic calcium also increased their risk of dying, researchers say (2010-03-14)

Fat outside of arteries may influence onset of coronary artery disease
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have confirmed that fat surrounding the outside of arteries in humans -- particularly the left coronary artery -- may influence the onset of coronary artery disease, or atherosclerosis, which is the leading cause of death in the US. (2012-04-20)

Increased use of drug-eluting stents, ICDs nets higher costs for patients
Increased use of drug-eluting stents and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators between 2003 and 2006 netted significantly higher costs for coronary artery disease and chronic heart failure patients, researchers said. (2010-05-20)

Spasm at site of atherosclerotic coronary artery narrowing increases risk of heart attack
Researchers at Kumamoto University in Japan have found that patients with coronary spasm have a higher risk of heart attack in the relatively near future, especially when the spasm occurs at the site of atherosclerotic coronary artery narrowing. The results of this research have the potential to help in the prediction of future heart attack and with appropriate drug treatments. (2015-09-04)

Sequential MDCT sufficient for determining possible risk of coronary artery disease
Sequential MDCT offers an adequate way to stratify which patients have calcium build-up in their coronary arteries--a possible risk factor for developing coronary artery disease, a new study shows. (2005-02-01)

Percutaneous coronary intervention is a well-justified option also in severe coronary artery disease
The treatment of left main coronary artery disease by percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with a smaller risk of severe cardiovascular events than coronary artery bypass grafting in the weeks following surgery. A meta-analysis of several trials and nearly 5,000 patients revealed no differences in mortality between the two treatments. (2017-12-11)

16-MDCT shows promise in detecting coronary artery atherosclerosis
16-MDCT is showing promise in detecting coronary artery atherosclerosis and could, in the near future, serve as an alternative to electron beam CT, a technique that is effective but not widely available, a new study shows. (2004-07-01)

National Clinical Trial To Test Effectiveness Of Antibiotic Treatment For Coronary Artery Disease
Can heart disease -- the nation's number-one killer -- be effectively treated with antibiotics? A national clinical trial directed by the University of Washington and funded through an $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and Pfizer Corporation will examine the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment for patients with coronary artery disease. (1998-11-16)

Cocaine use may cause increase in coronary calcium, an indicator of atherosclerosis
Researchers have found a significant association between cocaine use and the presence of calicium in the coronary arteries. (2002-11-04)

Grey hair linked with increased heart disease risk in men
Grey hair has been linked with an increased risk of heart disease in men, in research presented today at EuroPrevent 2017. (2017-04-08)

Twin study examines associations between depression and coronary artery disease
Major depression and coronary artery disease are only modestly related throughout an individual's lifetime, but studying how the two interact over time and in twin pairs paints a more complex picture of the associations between the conditions, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. For example, the association between coronary artery disease onset and major depression risk is much stronger over time than vice versa. (2009-08-03)

How safe is the wait?
Patients awaiting coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in Ontario are at much greater risk of death than the general population. However, a new study concludes patients awaiting CABG in Ontario are at similar or decreased vital risk when compared with thousands of other patients living with coronary artery disease. (2000-03-20)

DES in diabetic patients
Diabetes is increasingly viewed as a coronary artery disease equivalent. Patients with diabetes mellitus have an increased risk when undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions. Need for studies specifically targeting diabetic patients. (2008-08-31)

MDCT accurate for diagnosing coronary artery disease in patients with no to moderate calcification
In patients with no or moderate coronary calcification, 16-slice MDCT allows the reliable detection of coronary artery stenosis with high diagnostic accuracy, say researchers from Tuebingen University Hospital in Germany. Coronary artery stenosis is the narrowing of coronary arteries due to the build-up of calcified plaques. (2005-05-03)

New risk score predicts heart disease in patients with chest pain
A new risk prediction tool can identify patients at high risk of coronary artery disease who might need further diagnostic work, says a study published on bmj.com today. The tool is more accurate than existing models and could be easily integrated into electronic patient records or mobile applications. (2012-06-12)

The next stage of heart function testing
A new noninvasive technique for measuring how well the heart and blood vessels function in patients already suffering from coronary artery disease could, in a single test, identify which abnormally narrowed blood vessels are the most likely to lead to further cardiovascular complications. The work is published online in Springer's journal European Radiology. (2011-10-10)

New potential atherosclerosis risk marker discovered
How your carotid artery moves can reveal your risk of a future heart attack, and it is now possible to study this vessel aspect in more detail thanks to a new technique which could eventually be used to identify patients with suspected coronary artery disease, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2011-04-11)

Clogged Neck Artery May Warn Of Heart Attack As Well As Stroke
Extensive fatty deposits in the carotid arteries, the blood vessels in the neck that supply blood and oxygen to the brain, may be a marker for coronary artery disease, according to a study in this month's Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1999-05-06)

The risk of waiting for coronary artery bypass surgery
The relative urgency of coronary artery bypass grafting is still under debate, and in this issue of CMAJ, Légaré and colleagues evaluated safety among patients with stenosis of the left main coronary artery. (2005-08-15)

Job stress, unhealthy lifestyle increase risk of coronary artery disease
People with job stress and an unhealthy lifestyle are at higher risk of coronary artery disease than people who have job stress but lead healthy lifestyles, found a study published in CMAJ. (2013-05-13)

Predicting the risk of death in patients with known coronary artery disease
In this study of over 1000 patients who underwent coronary angiograms and were followed for an average of 8.5 years, several biomarkers emerged as potentially clinically useful. (2006-02-13)

Reducing hostility in young coronary artery disease patients is important piece of rehabilitation
Young coronary artery disease patients have a higher prevalence of hostility than older patients with the disease, researchers explain in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The authors say reducing hostility in these patients should be part of a rehabilitation program. (2005-03-14)

ACE inhibitors may reduce death, heart attack and stroke in patients with coronary artery disease
Angiotension-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, medications commonly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), may reduce cardiovascular risk and the risk of death in patients with coronary artery disease, according to a new analysis of previously conducted clinical trials reported in the April 10 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-04-10)

Social class difference exists in coronary heart disease
A study in this week's BMJ finds an unequivocal social class difference in coronary heart disease amongst men and women in their 30s. These findings have important implications for interventions aimed at reducing inequalities in heart disease. (2000-11-16)

Study finds link between inflammatory protein and heart disease among cocaine users
This study found that many chronic cocaine users have elevated levels of serum CRP, a protein associated with inflammation, and a possible marker for future cardiovascular events. (2003-05-23)

MGH study shows aspirin use low in patients with coronary artery disease
Despite evidence that aspirin can work as an effective prevention tool in patients with coronary artery disease, aspirin use in such patients is low, according to a study from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The report, appearing in the March 14 issue of Circulation, looked at physician-reported rates of aspirin use in patients with coronary artery disease; in 1996, about one quarter reported taking aspirin. (2000-03-13)

Large study illustrates cardiac CT can effectively assess coronary artery disease
Cardiac CT can effectively assess coronary artery stenosis, according to a large study performed at Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, the Netherlands. (2008-12-01)

Simple heart scan may help identify patients at risk for premature death
A study in the online edition of Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that coronary artery calcification scans could help physicians identify patients at risk for premature death. (2015-07-06)

Patients at risk for complications after coronary artery fistula closure
After surgery to repair abnormally connected heart arteries called coronary artery fistula (CAF) some patients fare worse than others. This study suggests that CAF that drain into the coronary sinus (at the back of the heart) are more likely to have complications after corrective surgery. (2010-03-23)

Increased risk of heart attack and death with progressive coronary artery calcium buildup
Patients with increasing buildups of coronary artery calcium face a six-fold increase in risk of heart attack or death from heart disease. (2013-05-02)

Study finds association between atherosclerosis and changes in the structure, heart function
Even among individuals free of heart failure and myocardial infarction, there appears to be evidence of an association between calcium buildup in the coronary arteries (atherosclerosis) and changes in the structure and function of the heart. (2020-05-15)

Socioeconomic factors and severity of coronary artery disease
Historically, from the 1930's to the 1950's, the rate of cardiovascular disease in high-income countries was high. Since the mid-1970's, the rate of cardiovascular disease has declined in high income countries, possibly due to socioeconomic inequalities and better management of risk factors for coronary heart disease among the wealthy. (2017-07-21)

Coronary artery disease in patients undergoing coronary angiography
Historically, from the 1930s to the 1950s, the rate of cardiovascular disease in high-income countries was high. Since the mid-1970s, the rate of cardiovascular disease has declined in high income countries, possibly due to socioeconomic inequalities and better management of risk factors for coronary heart disease among the wealthy. (2017-08-17)

One-stop shopping
Scientists from the University Hospital of Zurich presented the first evaluation of a promising new, non-invasive method for the assessment of coronary artery disease at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 51st Annual Meeting. The new technique makes use of the latest generation of hybrid PET/CT scanners. PET/CT was determined to be reliable and effective at diagnosing coronary artery disease and more accurate than CT alone. (2004-06-21)

Diabetic patients require global care
Diabetes mellitus-associated coronary artery disease is assuming epidemic proportions, especially in western countries. Both coronary revascularization and medical management have improved tremendously over the last decade and the respective role in the diabetic population is not well defined. This aspect was investigated in the BARI 2D study. (2009-08-30)

Substantial increase in death rate after bypass surgery for people with anaemia
Anaemic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery could have up to a five-fold increased risk of death in the days after surgery compared with patients who have normal haemoglobin concentrations, suggest authors of a research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2002-05-16)

Coronary CTA: Noninvasive, low cost alternative for 'intermediate risk' patients
Coronary CTA offers a low cost, noninvasive alternative to conventional angiography for evaluating patients who are suspected of having coronary artery disease; true even if the patients have calcified coronary artery plaques, according to a study performed at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. (2008-12-01)

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