Diabetes

Coronary CT angiography ups prediction of MACE in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes, the addition of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA)-detected obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) improves prediction of major adverse cardiovascular ...

Cardiology

Ischemic outcomes don't vary with gender in ACS patients

(HealthDay)—For acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and receiving clopidogrel, prasugrel, or ticagrelor, ischemic outcome does not differ by gender, according to a ...

Cardiology

Single hs-cTnT measure, non-ischemic ECG can rule out AMI

(HealthDay)—For adults presenting to the emergency department with chest pain, a single high-sensitivity assay for cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) below the limit of detection and a non-ischemic electrocardiogram (ECG) can ...

Cardiology

DAPT cessation patterns vary with diabetes status after PCI

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after percutaneous coronary intervention with a drug-eluting stent (DES), DAPT cessation is significantly lower in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), ...

Cardiology

Benefits for intensive BP lowering in older HTN patients

(HealthDay)—For older patients with hypertension, intensive blood pressure (BP) lowering strategies are associated with reduced risk of certain cardiovascular events, according to research published in the Feb. 7 issue ...

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