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Inflammation Links MIs with Atrial Fibrillation
Myocardial infarction joins the list of cardiovascular disorders associated with atrial fibrillation, and premature atrial contraction proves a variable that can assess that risk.
Another CAD Marker: Red Cell Distribution Width
A numerical measure of erythrocyte heterogeneity, RDW proves a reliable predictor of mortality in coronary artery disease patients due for stenting, and perhaps of cardiovascular disease burden in general.
Healthy DASH-type Diet Need Not Cost More
Analysis of data from a large study suggests that Mexican-Americans don't spend more than usual to follow an anti-hypertension diet.
Beating the Odds of Heart Problems from Breast Cancer Therapy
Trastuzumab, regardless of anthracycline use, shows a significant link with incident heart failure. Continuous use of beta-blockers helps lower that risk.
Biomarkers Help Identify High-Risk Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
A screening strategy for left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) using two biomarkers can complement electrocardiography to identify a subpopulation of patients with LVH who need aggressive treatment.
Effectiveness, Cost Analyses Argue for Organized Efforts Against Hyperlipidemia
Persuasive new evidence that targeted disease management is the most potent approach against hyperlipidemia and other cardiovascular risk factors.
Clinical Trials Blind Themselves to Comorbidities
The growing population with multiple chronic diseases is not well-served by clinical trials, most of which exclude them from consideration.
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