CT CAC reveals high heart disease risk in South Asian men

The incidence and progression rates of coronary artery calcium (CAC) on the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA reveals statins may lower mortality in low-risk CAD USPSTF dismisses CAC for heart disease risk assessment ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events How often are lung nodules missed on CAC scoring scans? JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD
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Just before Mother’s Day, I was a guest on an Al-Jazeera news segment focused on the challenges of aging in America. It was my first-ever news appearance, and, later, I proudly showed a recording to my adult daughters when they came by to visit. The segment included a look at how elders are navigating the shoals of old age, sickness, and financial insecurity—a future millions of face, and all of us deny. One segment featured a mid-life African American woman who had abandoned her retirement dreams to care for her mother, who has Alzheimer’s. As the woman fixed her mother’s wisps of hair, both daught...
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Conclusion: Both LDL-C and inflammation reduction are beneficial to the reduction of CVD risk. However, canakinumab is a very expensive drug that only induced a 15% reduction in CVD events, thus drastically reducing the possibility for it to be used in clinical practice. Besides, canakinumab is associated with increased infections, some fatal. A potent statin with anti-inflammatory effects is probably the best choice for the majority of those needing hypolipidaemic drug therapy. PMID: 29785212 [PubMed]
Source: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Open Cardiovasc Med J Source Type: research
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Millions of people have undergone a CT heart scan that provides a heart scan or coronary calcium score. Unfortunately, people are then advised by doctors to take a statin drug, aspirin, a beta blocker or other combination of drugs that do NOT stop the 25-30% year-over-year rise in score. This eventually leads to heart attack or needing heart procedures like bypass surgery, angioplasty, or stent implantation, even death. Doctors say that there is nothing you can do to stop this rise in heart scan score. What they are really saying is that there are no DRUGS or PROCEDURES that they can provide beyond the useless ones they p...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle calcium score coronary calcium score Dr. Davis gluten gluten-free grain-free grains heart attack heart disease heart disease reversal heart scan heart scan score Inflammation reverse heart sca Source Type: blogs
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Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
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CONCLUSION: The increase in the prevalence of statin use in Germany between the two national health surveys (1997-1999 and 2008-2011) reflects the implementation of current guideline recommendations without evidence for inequalities according to gender, education, type of health insurance or region of residence. These population-based data add to information on statin prescription obtained from statutory health insurance data. Limitations of survey-based information derive from potential misclassification and selection bias as well as large time gaps between the survey periods. Further studies are needed to examine why the...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen - Category: Health Management Tags: Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes Source Type: research
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