Cardiology

USPSTF: Evidence lacking for nontraditional CVD risk factors

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that current evidence is insufficient to assess the use of nontraditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment. They also ...

Cardiology

CT shows enlarged aortas in former pro football players

Former National Football League (NFL) players are more likely to have enlarged aortas, a condition that may put them at higher risk of aneurysms, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological ...

Cardiology

Simpler tool promising for atherosclerosis prediction

(HealthDay)—The ideal cardiovascular health score (ICHS) and the Fuster-BEWAT (blood pressure, exercise, weight, alimentation, and tobacco) score (FBS) are similar in their ability to predict subclinical atherosclerosis, ...

Cardiology

Coronary artery calcium may be best indicator of CVD risk

(HealthDay)—The cardiovascular event rate is low for patients with no coronary artery calcium (CAC), which improves overall prediction among patients thought to be at risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), ...

Cardiology

Calcium in arteries influences heart attack risk

Patients without calcium buildup in the coronary arteries had significantly lower risk of future heart attack or stroke despite other high risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or bad cholesterol levels, new ...

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

Nomogram predicts survival for adults undergoing CAC scoring

(HealthDay)—A simple-to-use nomogram can predict five-, 10-, and 15-year survival among adults undergoing coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS), according to a study published online June 14 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.

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