Medical research

Anti-tumor antibodies could counter atherosclerosis, study finds

Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have learned the signal that tumor cells display on their surfaces to protect themselves from being devoured by the immune system also plays a role in enabling atherosclerosis, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Connective tissue disease increases risk for cardiovascular problems

A study based on medical records from more than a quarter million adult patients found that African-American patients with connective tissue diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis were twice as likely as white patients ...

Cardiology

U.S. adults with ASCVD report skipping meds due to costs

(HealthDay)—More than 12 percent of patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) report nonadherence to medications due to costs, according to a study published online Nov. 25 in Circulation.

Cardiology

Many with atherosclerotic CVD not meeting LDL-C goals

(HealthDay)—A high proportion of patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) do not achieve recommended low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) goals, according to a study presented at the annual meeting ...

Vaccination

AHA: About one in three with ASCVD not receiving flu shot

About one in three individuals with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) did not receive an influenza vaccination in the past year, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, ...

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