Cardiology

Previous stroke tied to higher risks in aortic valve replacement

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), previous stroke is a risk factor for recurrent ischemic stroke and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), according to a study published ...

Cardiology

New study shows therapy for psoriasis can reduce heart plaque

Late-breaking clinical science shows common therapy options for psoriasis (PSO)-a chronic inflammatory skin disease-can help reduce coronary plaque. The authors found that not only do the treatments reduce the volume of the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are antidepressants safe in patients with coronary heart disease?

An investigation published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics explores the cardiac events that may occur with the use of antidepressant drugs in coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was assessing ...

Cardiology

Genetic test may improve post-stent treatment, outcome

Using genetic testing to inform which blood thinner to use following a procedure to open narrowed blood vessels resulted in significantly fewer complications among patients, according to new research in Circulation: Genomic ...

Cardiology

High-risk plaque on coronary CTA linked to future MACE

(HealthDay)—For outpatients with stable chest pain, high-risk plaque found by coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is associated with subsequent major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), according to a study ...

Cardiology

Precision medicine test may help detect coronary artery disease

In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study, a blood-based precision medicine test incorporating age, sex, and gene expression score (ASGES) was helpful in evaluating older outpatients with symptoms suggestive of ...

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