CCTA reveals statins may lower mortality in low-risk CAD

Statin therapy can help mitigate the risk of death in patients with nonobstructive...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA biomarker may predict mortality from heart disease Study finds heart disease risk similar in men and women CONFIRM study confirms gateway role for cardiac CTA CONFIRM: Worse heart disease leads to higher mortality Nonobstructive plaque at CT shows higher mortality risk
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THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 -- Many people who take cholesterol-lowering statins may not benefit from them, researchers say. Drugs like atorvastatin (Lipitor) and fluvastatin (Lescol) provide little value to people without heart disease, new research...
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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- When children with genetically high cholesterol are prescribed statins, it can drastically cut their risk of heart disease and death before the age of 40, a new study finds. At issue is a condition called familial...
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Purpose of review Residual risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) persists even among patients with optimal low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels. Randomized trials attempting to modulate other lipids beyond LDL-C have failed to demonstrate significant reductions in ischemic events. Recent findings Mounting evidence suggests that triglyceride elevation is an independent risk factor for ASCVD. Though trials of triglyceride-lowering therapy in the statin era have failed to provide protection from ASCVD events, subgroup analyses have revealed that those with the highest triglycerides at time...
Source: Current Opinion in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE: Edited by Peter H. Stone Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the impact of clinical pharmacist intervention on the prognosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in Chinese patients with CHD. Two hundred and forty patients who had ACS were recruited. Participants were randomly assigned to the intervention group (n = 120) or the control group (n = 120). The intervention group received a medication assessment and education by the clinical pharmacist at discharge and telephone follow-ups at 1 week and 1 and 3 months after discharge. The control group received usual care. The primary outcomes of this study were the proportion of patients who had major adverse...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This study aimed to define associations between ER and local risk factors, including CA geometry and traditional systemic risk factors for ischemic events, to determine whether ER could serve as a clinical marker of carotid vulnerable plaque. METHODS: The authors retrospectively analyzed 66 patients with CA stenosis who were scheduled to undergo carotid endarterectomy or CA stenting. They calculated ER ratios in the internal CA (ICA) from long-axis MR images and as the maximal distance between the lumen and the outer borders of the plaque perpendicular to the axis of the ICA/the maximal luminal diameter of the distal ...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research
(CNN) — Leading nutritional experts in the United States and the UK are fired up about new dietary recommendations claiming there’s no need to reduce your red and processed meat intake for good health. “This is a very irresponsible public health recommendation,” said Dr. Frank Hu, who chairs the nutrition department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The new guidelines and five corresponding studies are part of a systematic analysis of existing research done by NutriRECS, a recently formed international group of nutritionists and health researchers. NutriRECS says its mission is to &l...
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Conclusions: The general quality of guidelines for lipid management is satisfactory. Consensus has been reached on the specific goal of lipid reduction and the intensity of statins therapy. Further research is needed to validate the application of non-fasting sample and non-HDL-C target, as well as the efficacy and safety of ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors. PMID: 31559060 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- People with a history of stroke are less likely than those with heart disease to get cholesterol-lowering statin drugs despite the benefits, a new study has found. Statins help protect...
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ConclusionFirstly, this study highlights the incidence of inappropriate prescribing of statins for primary prevention in frail older patients in long term care. It also raises the question surrounding the indication of statin therapy in secondary prevention where cholesterol level are within target range highlighting the need for further studies examining the benefit of statins in frail older patients in LTC.
Source: Age and Ageing - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
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