Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease

Aug 1, 2004 Issue
Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Part II. Coronary Revascularization, Hospital Discharge, and Post-Hospital Care [Article]

In the guideline developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, the management of suspected unstable angina and non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEMI) has four components: initial evaluation and management; hospital care; coronary revasculariz...

Aug 1, 2004 Issue
Unstable Angina and Non-ST- Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Part I. Initial Evaluation and Management, and Hospital Care [Article]

Each year, more than 1 million patients are admitted to U.S. hospitals because of unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEMI). To help standardize the assessment and treatment of these patients, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association ...

Jul 1, 2004 Issue
Omega-3 Fatty Acids [Article]

Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce the risk for sudden death caused by cardiac arrhythmias and all-cause mortality in patients with known coronary heart disease. Fatty fish, such as salmon and tuna, and fish oil are rich sources of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic ac...

Feb 15, 2004 Issue
An Unusual Case of Chest Pain [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Oct 15, 2003 Issue
Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Message from the National Diabetes Education Program [Article]

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 65 percent of deaths in persons with type 2 diabetes. However, awareness of cardiovascular disease risk factors among patients with diabetes remains low, resulting in missed opportunities to lower risks for coronary events and strokes. The National Diabetes ...

Aug 1, 2003 Issue
Acute Myocardial Infarction [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What treatments improve outcomes in acute myocardial infarction? Which treatments improve outcomes for cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction?

Feb 1, 2003 Issue
AHA Releases Scientific Statement on Cardiovascular Health in Childhood [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently published a scientific statement on cardiovascular health in childhood. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, making it responsible for about 500,000 deaths each year.

Jul 15, 2002 Issue
Should We Use Multiple Risk Factor Interventions for the Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

In hypertensive patients at high risk for coronary artery disease, multiple risk factor reduction interventions reduce risk factors and mortality. In other patients, multiple risk factor reduction interventions reduce total cholesterol levels, blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) levels, and smok...

Apr 1, 2001 Issue
Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: What's Different for Women? [Article]

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, as well as an important cause of disability, although many women and their physicians underestimate the risk. Exercise, hypertension treatment, smoking cessation and aspirin therapy are effective measures for the primary prevention of co...

Dec 15, 2000 Issue
Attenuating Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes [Article]

Patients with type 2 diabetes (formerly known as non-insulin-resistant diabetes) have a significantly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Once clinical cardiovascular disease develops, these patients have a poorer prognosis than normoglycemic patients. By inducing endothelial change...

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