Monthly Archive: July 2015

Jul 27

A large population-based study of randomly selected participants reported that mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

A large population-based study of randomly selected participants reported that mild cognitive impairment (MCI) occurred significantly more often in individuals diagnosed with a lower ankle brachial index (ABI), which is a marker of generalized atherosclerosis and thus cumulative exposure to cardiovascular risk factors during lifetime. This study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Jul 27

The European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for evolocumab

The European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for evolocumab, the first proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor to be approved in the world, for the treatment of patients with uncontrolled cholesterol who require additional intensive low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) reduction.

Jul 26

PR given promptly by ordinary bystanders is linked to substantially higher survival among sudden cardiac arrest victims

CPR given promptly by ordinary bystanders is linked to substantially higher survival among sudden cardiac arrest victims, suggests a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Jul 26

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved alirocumab for lowering LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C)for patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or those at high CV risk who cannot lower their LDL-C with statins.

Jul 24

Low-dose radiation from cardiovascular computed-tomography (CT) angiography

Low-dose radiation from cardiovascular computed-tomography (CT) angiography results in DNA and cellular damage, as well as increased expression of cells involved in the regulation of cell repair and apoptosis, suggested a new study published online July 22 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions. Researchers noted that most of the cells …

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Jul 24

A large proportion of middle-aged men and women who had a similarly aged sibling with recent MI showed no CV symptoms themselves despite significant coronary lesions by coronary CT angiography (CCTA)

A large proportion of middle-aged men and women who had a similarly aged sibling with recent MI showed no CV symptoms themselves despite significant coronary lesions by coronary CT angiography (CCTA), reported a prospective cohort study presented at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Jul 23

In low-to-intermediate risk patients who presented with possible acute coronary syndrome (ACS)

In low-to-intermediate risk patients who presented with possible acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and had a coronary CT angiography (CCTA) scan to detect stenosis, those on statin therapy were less likely to have a high-risk plaque and more likely to have coronary artery calcification, reported an analysis of the Multicenter Study to Rule Out Myocardial Infarction …

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Jul 23

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA)

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) may be useful in determining whether patients who present with chest pain will develop acute coronary syndrome (ACS), suggests new research published July 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Jul 22

A coronary artery calcium (CAC)

A coronary artery calcium (CAC) score of zero confers at least a 15-year warranty during which mortality risk from coronary artery disease (CAD) remains under 1% in both men and women, reported a long-term prospective follow-up study published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging.

Jul 22

The results, published July 20 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology,

PCI performed in hospitals that did not have on-site cardiothoracic support in place to deal with rare catastrophic adverse outcomes was not associated with an increased risk of mortality in the short- or long-term, reported data from a large UK registry. The results, published July 20 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, …

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