Cardiology

Noncalcified coronary plaque burden higher in people with HIV

People living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and without known cardiovascular disease have two to three times the noncalcified coronary plaque burden of non-HIV healthy volunteers, according to a study from Canada ...

Cardiology

Cardiovascular risk up with metabolic syndrome in psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) is prevalent among patients with psoriasis and is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, according to a study published online Dec. 28 in the Journal of the American Academy ...

Cardiology

Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease

Patients with psoriasis treated with biologic therapy, which are protein-based infusions to suppress inflammation, had a significant reduction in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, over one-year, according to new research ...

Medical research

Molecular 'first responder' that triggers plaques uncovered

Oxford University scientist have discovered the molecular 'first responder' which detects disturbances in the flow of blood through the arteries, and responds by encouraging the formation of plaques which can lead to serious ...

Medical research

First-in-human imaging study shows improved heart attack prediction

Doctors need better ways to detect and monitor heart disease, the leading cause of death in industrialized countries. A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers with support from the National Institute of Biomedical ...

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