New treatment lowers bad cholesterol in heart attack patients, study says

Within two to three hours, a procedure known as LDL apheresis drove down the bad cholesterol levels of heart attack patients by 50 to 80 percent.
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Authors: Farmakis I, Zafeiropoulos S, Kartas A, Boulmpou A, Nevras V, Papadimitriou I, Tampaki A, Vlachou A, Markidis E, Koutsakis A, Ziakas A, Karvounis H, Giannakoulas G Abstract Background: Considering the increasing burden of cardiovascular risk factors and recent advances on the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), we studied the epidemiological characteristics and treatment strategies of patients presenting with ACS. We also evaluated the lipid profile and attainment of lipid goals in a 'real world' clinical setting. Methods: This was a substudy of IDEAL-LDL (Motivational interviewing to support low-...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
DNA tests might identify ‘invisible population’ who are not currently seen as in dangerHundreds of thousands more adults in the UK could benefit from taking statins because their genes put them at high risk of heart disease, research suggests.Speaking on Wednesday at the UK Biobank conference in London, Prof Sir Peter Donnelly, the founder of the company Genomics Plc, warned of an “invisible population” who are not identified as at risk by current screening programmes because their blood pressure and cholesterol do not raise red flags.Continue reading...
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WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 -- Radiation treatment for cancer can damage the heart and blood vessels, increasing the risk for a stroke or heart attack. But a new study suggests cholesterol-lowering drugs can significantly reduce that risk. The...
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We reported that plasma levels of angptl2 are elevated in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD), were associated with endothelial dysfunction, and were predictive of major cardiac adverse events and death. Recently, we reported a strong relationship between arterial expression of p21, a cell cycle inhibitor overexpressed in senescent cells and maintaining growth arrest, and circulating levels of angptl2 in atherosclerotic patients. Senescent EC are activated and promote aggregation of leukocytes, the initiating step of atherogenesis. We therefore hypothesized that down-regulation of vascular angptl2, preferentially i...
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FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 -- The majority of young heart attack patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) still have elevated cholesterol levels a year later, according to a study published in the May 21 issue of the Journal of the American...
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nn J Abstract Because of new surgical techniques, advanced monitoring modalities and improvements in perioperative care, perioperative mortality and morbidity have been significantly reduced in the last decades; however, patients still suffer from high perioperative mortality and morbidity, especially those with pre-existing cardiovascular diseases. Not only perioperative myocardial infarction but also myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery, which presents without clinical symptoms, is associated with an adverse outcome. Patients at risk require particular interdisciplinary attention throughout the perioperat...
Source: Der Anaesthesist - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anaesthesist Source Type: research
ConclusionAs a novel inflammation-based risk score, the CRP/albumin ratio may be an easily accessible marker for assessment of stent restenosis risk.ResumoObjetivoA reestenose de stent permanece como um desafio clínico em doentes com cardiopatia isquémica. A reestenose de stent está associada a intervenções coronárias recorrentes bem como a aumento de internamentos e de custos médicos. A inflamação tem um papel significativo. Embora a associação entre reestenose de stent e o aumento dos níveis de proteína C-reativa (PCR) e a diminui&...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIntensification of LLT in an ASCVD population translates into a substantial number of CV events avoided. This simulation-based model could assist in assessing the potential benefits of various types of population-level LLT interventions.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Purpose of review A number of cohorts and clinical trials have reported observing associations between intraindividual variation of biomarkers and manifestations of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Recent findings Intraindividual (or ‘visit-to-visit’) variability of total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), apolipoprotein B, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), non-HDL-C, and triglyceride have all been found to associate with CVD outcomes, independent of their mean absolute levels, independent of each other, and independent of other traditional risk factors. These findings ...
Source: Current Opinion in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: LIPIDS AND EMERGING RISK FACTORS: Edited by Dimitri P. Mikhailidis and Anthony S. Wierzbicki Source Type: research
Looking for clues about the health of your brain? You might want to pay a visit to your eye doctor. Research increasingly links common eye conditions — glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy — to risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. What’s interesting about the study results, says Dr. Albert Hofman, chair of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is that cataracts, another common age-related eye condition, had no apparent connection to dementia risk. This gives scientists an important clue about the cause of dementia and Alzheimer&rs...
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