Systematic screening in relatives of probands with FH and elevated Lp(a) yielded more new cases than opportunistic testing in relatives of those without elevated Lp(a), but both approaches may be useful.
Consuming a diet with red meat as the main protein source for 4 weeks results in substantial increases in gut-microbiota-produced TMAO levels, as compared with isocaloric white meat and non-meat diets.
In a retrospective cohort study, major modifiable atherosclerotic risk factors were highly prevalent among adults aged 18-44 years hospitalized for a first AMI. Except for dyslipidemia, prevalence rates of risk factors progressively increased over time.
Cardio Diabetes Masterclass Dubai Prof. John Deanfield discusses two new drug classes that benefit T2DM patients in terms of CV risk, with different modes of action indicating different potential for clinical implications.
Obstructive CAD and adverse coronary plaque characteristics on CTA were associated with increased risk for CHD death or non-fatal MI, but CAC score was the only significant predictor of CHD risk in a post-hoc analysis of the SCOT-HEART trial.
Cardio Diabetes Masterclass Dubai Dr. Viljoen discusses findings of the Harmony Outcomes and DECLARE trials, emphasizing how different mechanisms of GLP-1RAs and SGLT2 inhibitors translate into CV benefits .
Cardio Diabetes Masterclass Dubai Prof. Montanya discusses the positive results observed with albiglutide and dapagliflozin in the Harmony Outcomes and DECLARE trial, respectively.
In an observational study, objectively measured short sleeping times and fragmented sleep were associated with an increased risk of subclinical atherosclerosis in middle-aged subjects.
In a subanalysis of the FOURIER trial, treatment with evolocumab in patients with higher baseline Lp(a) resulted in non-significant greater percent reduction and greater absolute reduction of coronary events, compared to those with low baseline Lp(a).
The working group on atherosclerosis and vascular biology of the European Society of Cardiology published a position paper, which provides consensus statements on how to identify anti-inflammatory effects of lipid-lowering therapy.
AHA 2018 The updated cholesterol guidelines help physicians to personalize treatment based on risk assessment, and now include CAC measurement to guide treatment decisions in certain patients.
In a substudy of GLAGOV, IVUS-based virtual histology showed regression of coronary atherosclerosis in evolocumab-treated patients, but no changes in plaque composition as compared with placebo.