Predicting Coronary Heart Disease Events in Women: A Longitudinal Cohort Study.

CONCLUSIONS:: Both the MAPMISS PS scores and number of PS were significantly associated with cardiac events, independent of risk factors, suggesting that there are specific PSs that can be easily assessed using the MAPMISS. This instrument could be an important component of a predictive screen to assist clinicians in deciding the course of management for women. PMID: 24231895 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

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Authors: Carvalheira-Dos-Santos R, Delgado RM, Ferreira-Dos-Santos G, Vaz-Carneiro A Abstract Coronary heart disease is the single most common cause of death globally, accounting for one-third of all deaths. However, with falling coronary heart disease mortality rates, an increasing number of people live with the disease and may need support to manage their symptoms and prognosis. A complex intervention that may involve a variety of therapies, cardiac rehabilitation includes exercise, risk factor education, behavioral change, psychological support, and strategies that are aimed at targeting traditional risk factors...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
This review tries to answer the following 15 questions: Is atherosclerosis a systemic or a regional disease? Is atherosclerosis in any particular region focal or diffuse? What is the quantity of atherosclerotic plaques in endarterectomy specimens of the right coronary artery in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) compared to that in the right coronary artery in patients with fatal coronary artery disease? How do the units used for measuring arterial narrowing by angiography compare to the units used for measuring arterial narrowing at necropsy? What do atherosclerotic plaques consist of in coronary a...
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewCoronary artery disease is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in the world, and PCI and CABG account for over a million procedures performed annually in the USA. The goal of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is to achieve complete revascularization (CR) if at all possible. However, restenosis and stent thrombosis (ST) remain the Achilles heel of contemporary PCI with restenosis rates between 10 and 30% with bare metal stents to 5 –15% after drug-eluting stents and ST rates of around 0.8 vs 1.2%, respectively. Routine angiography after...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our study suggested that incident CHD was positively associated with plasma levels of titanium and arsenic, and inversely associated with selenium. Additional research is needed to confirm these findings in other populations. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1521 Received: 22 December 2016 Revised: 17 September 2017 Accepted: 19 September 2017 Published: 19 October 2017 Address correspondence to T. Wu, or A. Pan, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 13 Hongkong Rd., Wuhan 430030, Hubei, China. Telephone: +86-27-83692347. Email: wut@mails.tjmu.edu.cn or p...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This updated Cochrane Review found that for people with CHD, there was no evidence that psychological treatments had an effect on total mortality, the risk of revascularisation procedures, or on the rate of non-fatal MI, although the rate of cardiac mortality was reduced and psychological symptoms (depression, anxiety, or stress) were alleviated; however, the GRADE assessments suggest considerable uncertainty surrounding these effects. Considerable uncertainty also remains regarding the people who would benefit most from treatment (i.e. people with or without psychological disorders at baseline) and the specif...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
The optimal method of coronary revascularization for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction is unclear. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in these patients. Two investigators independently searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register databases for relevant studies. Four prospective and 5 retrospective studies, published before March 2015, involving 6082 patients were included. Compared with PCI, CABG was significantly associated with lower long-term d...
Source: Angiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Coronary Heart Disease Source Type: research
Conclusions Although CAC progression was independently, but modestly, associated with CVD outcomes, this relationship was no longer significant when including follow-up CAC in the model. These findings imply that if serial CAC scanning is performed, the latest scan should be used for risk assessment, and in this context, CAC progression provides no additional prognostic information.
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Cardiovascular diseases cause more deaths annually than any other disease.1 It is possible to successfully reduce cardiac risk factors in people with coronary heart disease (CHD) with secondary prevention interventions. However, many people with CHD do not take part in these programmes. Recent data show that 47% of people discharged following myocardial infarction, percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass surgery in England, Wales and Northern Ireland between 2013 and 2014 took part in a cardiac rehabilitation programme.2 One way to improve access to these programmes is to provide programmes at home. A...
Source: Heart - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Drugs: cardiovascular system, Cochrane Corner, Hypertension, Interventional cardiology, Acute coronary syndromes, Percutaneous intervention, Epidemiology, Tobacco use Editorials Source Type: research
Authors: Shah RM, Yang Y, Bentley JP, Banahan BF Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the relative effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) among elderly patients with diabetes regarding acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke, repeat revascularization, and all-cause mortality. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using the 2006-2008 5% national sample of Medicare claims data. Elderly (≥ 65 years) beneficiaries with at least two claims of diabetes separated by ≥ 30 days and who had at least one inpatient claim for multi-vessel CABG or PCI between 07...
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
We examined the prospective association between laparoscopically confirmed endometriosis and subsequent CHD among 116 430 women in the Nurses’ Health Study II (1989–2009). Participants with a history of heart disease and stroke were excluded. When compared with women without endometriosis, women with laparoscopically confirmed endometriosis had a higher risk of myocardial infarction (relative risk, 1.52; 95% confidence interval, 1.17–1.98), angiographically confirmed angina (1.91; 1.59–2.29), coronary artery bypass graft surgery/coronary angioplasty procedure/stent (1.35; 1.08–1.69), or any of...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Quality and Outcomes Original Articles Source Type: research
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