Cardiology

AHA: secondhand tobacco smoke ups atherosclerosis risk

(HealthDay)—In asymptomatic never smokers, the extent of secondhand tobacco smoke (SHTS) exposure is associated with the presence and extent of atherosclerosis, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in JACC: Cardiovascular ...

Cardiology

Two-year results of the COLOR trial presented

Two-year results from COLOR, the first large-scale multicenter prospective study of its kind, found that PCI on coronary artery lipid-rich plaque (LRP) detected by near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) was not associated with ...

Cardiology

Cardiometabolic syndrome ups subclinical atherosclerosis risk

(HealthDay)—Cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) is associated with increased risk of subclinical atherosclerosis, but the risk is attenuated by high fitness, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of The American ...

Cardiology

Atorvastatin/Ezetimibe beats atorvastatin after PCI

(HealthDay)—For Japanese patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), atorvastatin plus ezetimibe is associated with improved outcomes versus atorvastatin alone, according to a study published in ...

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