Heart societies endorse CT CAC for risk assessment

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High CT CAC scores in athletes do not increase mortality CT CAC reveals high heart disease risk in South Asian men USPSTF dismisses CAC for heart disease risk assessment Deep learning can quantify CAC on low-dose CT CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk
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This study defines a new clinically relevant concept of T-cell senescence-mediated inflammatory responses in the pathophysiology of abnormal glucose homeostasis. We also found that T-cell senescence is associated with systemic inflammation and alters hepatic glucose homeostasis. The rational modulation of T-cell senescence would be a promising avenue for the treatment or prevention of diabetes. Intron Retention via Alternative Splicing as a Signature of Aging https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/03/intron-retention-via-alternative-splicing-as-a-signature-of-aging/ In recent years researchers have inv...
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Authors: Cervantes CE, Merino JL, Barrios V Abstract INTRODUCTION: Edoxaban is the last direct oral anticoagulant marketed for the prevention of stroke among patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). Areas covered: ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 was the pivotal clinical trial that led to the approval of edoxaban 60 mg once daily. After the publication of this study, a great number of substudies and post hoc analyses have been published, together with some observational studies. The aim of this review was to update the current evidence about the use of edoxaban in AF patients. Expert commentary: In the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 4...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyse the relationship between the level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and the severity of coronary artery atherosclerosis and to study 25(OH)D levels in non-diabetic patients hospitalised due to acute coronary syndrome and those diagnosed with stable CAD. Material and methods: oronary angiography was performed prospectively in 410 successive cardiac patients. The severity of coronary artery atherosclerosis was assessed according to the Coronary Artery Surgery Study Score (CASSS). The plasma 25(OH)D level was assessed with the electrochemiluminescence method. Results: The 25(OH)D level prov...
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
(The Endocrine Society) Teens who sit for hours watching TV, using the computer or playing video games while eating unhealthy snacks are at increased risk for a group of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to research to be presented Monday, March 25, at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La.
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CONCLUSIONS Our results found that the level of Syk was associated with the severity of CHD. From our study, we found that higher levels of Syk and inflammatory factors protein were associated with worse results of the CHD. For the first time, Syk was reported to be a promising therapeutic factor for CHD patients. PMID: 30898992 [PubMed - in process]
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The objective of this study was to investigate the combination of prenatal MRI with novel, motion-corrected 3D image registration software, as an adjunct to fetal echocardiography in the diagnosis of congenital heart disease.MethodsPregnant women carrying a fetus with known or suspected congenital heart disease were recruited via a tertiary fetal cardiology unit. After initial validation experiments to assess the general reliability of the approach, MRI data were acquired in 85 consecutive fetuses, as overlapping stacks of 2D images. These images were then processed with a bespoke open-source reconstruction algorithm to pr...
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This study developed a population pharmacokinetic model for sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) in healthy volunteers and coronary heart disease (CHD) patients in order to identify significant covariates for the pharmacokinetics of STS. Blood samples were obtained by intense sampling approach from 10 healthy volunteers and sparse sampling from 25 CHD patients, and a population pharmacokinetic analysis was performed by nonlinear mixed-effect modeling. The final model was evaluated by bootstrap and visual predictive check. A total of 230 plasma concentrations were included, 137 from healthy volunteers and 93 from CHD patie...
Source: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
[The sleep apnoea syndrome: Clinical characteristics of affected patients in the hospital population of Château-Thierry]. Rev Mal Respir. 2019 Mar 18;: Authors: Goddaert C, Jender A, Zulfiqar AA Abstract INTRODUCTION: The sleep apnoea syndrome (SAS) is a public health problem particularly due to its involvement in cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiological characteristics of the affected population in order to facilitate screening for SAS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was retrospective, monocentric and observational. It was underta...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include best medicines for atrial fibrillation when a stent is used, an envelope for cardiac devices to reduce infection risk, psychosis and ADHD medicines, and eggs and cardiovascular disease
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Authors: Alkashkari W, Albugami S, Hijazi ZM Abstract Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a common form of congenital heart disease. Adult patients with CoA may be asymptomatic or may present with hypertension. Over the last few years, endovascular management of adult patients with CoA emerged as the preferred strategy. Stent implantation, though technically challenging, offers the best and most lasting therapy. In this paper, we will review technical considerations and outcome of patients undergoing stent implantation for CoA. PMID: 30895757 [PubMed]
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
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