Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease

Feb 01, 2022 Issue
Clopidogrel Monotherapy More Effective Than Aspirin to Prevent Coronary Events After PCI With Drug-Eluting Stents [POEMs]

In this study, clopidogrel monotherapy caused fewer subsequent events compared with aspirin monotherapy in stable patients who completed dual antiplatelet therapy after PCI with drug-eluting stents.

Jan 01, 2022 Issue
Reduction in Saturated Fat Intake for Cardiovascular Disease [Medicine by the Numbers]

Learn more about the effects of reducing saturated fat intake on cardiovascular disease risk.

Oct 01, 2021 Issue
Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 36-year-old patient, L.B., with a history of hypertension presents for a wellness visit. The patient's mother had a stroke at 65 years of age and the patient's older brother recently had a heart attack. L.B. has an estimated 10-year cardiovascular risk of 6%, and L.B.'s body mass index is 29 kg per m2.

Sep 01, 2021 Issue
Using Race with Caution in the ASCVD Calculator [Curbside Consultation]

The use of race in clinical decision-making is a source of controversy in U.S. modern medicine. Definitions of race are inconsistent throughout the medical literature and in medical education, and most experts in biology and social sciences agree that race has a limited biologic basis and is actuall...

Jun 1, 2021 Issue
Eating Eggs Is Not Associated with Cardiovascular Disease [POEMs]

Egg consumption is not associated with the occurrence of cardiovascular events over an average of 12 years.

Jun 1, 2021 Issue
Lipid Lowering Is Beneficial for Secondary Prevention but Not Primary Prevention in Patients 75 Years and Older [POEMs]

Does lipid lowering reduce major vascular events in patients 75 years and older?

May 15, 2021 Issue
Colchicine Reduces MI and Revascularization in Patients with Established Coronary Artery Disease [POEMs]

Colchicine, 0.5 mg daily, significantly reduces the risk of myocardial infarction and ischemia-driven revascularization.

Mar 15, 2021 Issue
Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for CVD Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends offering or referring adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity.

Jun 1, 2020 Issue
For Three-Vessel Disease, but Not Left Main Disease, CABG Is Preferred Over PCI [POEMs]

For patients with left main disease, PCI with a drug-eluting stent and CABG had similar all-cause mortality rates at 10 years. For those with three-vessel disease, CABG is associated with lower 10-year mortality.

Apr 1, 2020 Issue
Bedtime Instead of Morning Ingestion of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly Higher Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease Risk [POEMs]

This study found a significant reduction in mortality and morbidity among patients who took their once-daily anti-hypertensive medications at bedtime instead of in the morning. No significant difference occurred in compliance rates between bedtime and morning ingestion times. Individual experiences may differ in clinical practice.

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