Cardiology

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Association of body mass index and extreme obesity with long-term outcomes following percutaneous coronary...

1. Patients with obesity undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention are typically younger with more cardiovascular risk factors, but may be less likely to experience procedural...

The COMPLETE trial: complete revascularization superior to culprit-lesion-only PCI for patients with STEMI

1. In patients with STEMI and multivessel coronary artery disease, those randomized to the complete revascularization group experienced lower rates of cardiovascular death or...

Congenital heart disease associated with autism spectrum disorder diagnosis

1. In a case-control study of children in the Military Health System database, congenital heart disease (CHD) and cardiac surgery were associated with higher...

Quick Take: Weight change across adulthood in relation to all cause and cause specific...

1. Maintaining obesity across adulthood, gaining weight from young to middle adulthood, and losing weight from middle to late adulthood, are all associated with...

Polypill effective for blood pressure and cholesterol control in vulnerable population

1. In this randomized, controlled trial, patients without cardiovascular disease randomized to receive a polypill containing atorvastatin, amlodipine, losartan, and hydrochlorothiazide experienced greater reductions...

Longitudinal Associations Between Income Changes and Incident Cardiovascular Disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities...

1. Income drop is associated with a higher risk of subsequent cardiovascular disease, while income rise is associated with a lower risk of subsequent...

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and risk of incident acute myocardial infarction and stroke: findings...

1. After adjustment for established cardiovascular risk factors, the diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) does not appear to be associated with risk...

Better adherence to an energy reduced Mediterranean diet with more support

1. In this preliminary analysis of an ongoing randomized control trial, participants assigned to an energy-reduced Mediterranean diet with counseling and physical activity showed...

Quick Take: Identification of patients and plaques vulnerable to future coronary events with near-infrared...

1. Near-infrared spectroscopy imaging in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization for suspected coronary artery disease can be used in identifying high-risk non-culprit lesions contributing to...

Quick Take: Use of fenofibrate on cardiovascular outcomes in statin users with metabolic syndrome

1. The risk of major cardiovascular events may be further reduced with the addition of fenofibrate therapy to statin treatment in adults with metabolic...
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