Tag: coronary artery disease (CAD)

1. Biomarkers for omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (omega-3 PUFA) levels were linked to lower mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients without prior known history of CHD. 2. Higher levels of docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), an omega-3 PUFA, was associated with lower risk of total CHD, but other markers, including...
1. In a prospective study of over 550 adults, the presence of diagonal earlobe creases (DELC) was independently associated with risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) 2. Patients with bilateral DELCs demonstrated significantly higher prevalence of coronary artery stenosis compared to patients with unilateral DELCs Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...
1. In asymptomatic patients with low-to-moderate risk for coronary artery disease, computed tomography coronary angiography revealed increased total coronary plaque index in men than in women.  2. Total non-calcified, soft coronary plaque burden in asymptomatic patients was associated with risk factors for cardiovascular disease including low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, diabetes,...
1. Among a cohort of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) was comparable to invasive coronary angiography in evaluating candidacy for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. 2. The combination of CCTA with a CCTA-based CAD grading scale showed significantly higher specificity and positive...
1. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was significantly and independently associated with the presence of one or more high-risk coronary artery plaque features as determined by coronary computed tomography angiography. 2. Among patients with NAFLD, the risk of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was nearly 6 times higher than in...