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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766560/further-options-for-treating-lipids-in-people-with-diabetes-targeting-ldl-cholesterol-and-beyond
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REVIEW
A S Wierzbicki
Diabetes is associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Previous studies with statins have established that a 1 mmol/l reduction in LDL-cholesterol reduces CVD events by 21% over 5 years in people with diabetes. More recently, trials in people with acute coronary syndromes showed that ezetimibe reduced CVD events by 6% at 5 years and achieved a LDL-cholesterol of 1.6 mmol/l with better results in people with Type 2 diabetes. Several novel lipid-lowering therapies have recently been developed...
May 15, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754909/serum-pcsk9-levels-predict-the-occurrence-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-patients-with-severe-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Luca Liberale, Federico Carbone, Maria Bertolotto, Aldo Bonaventura, Alessandra Vecchié, François Mach, Fabienne Burger, Aldo Pende, Giovanni Spinella, Bianca Pane, Giovanni G Camici, Domenico Palombo, Franco Dallegri, Fabrizio Montecucco
BACKGROUND: The pharmacological inhibition of Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin type 9 (PCSK9) has shown to dramatically impact on low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and associated cardiovascular (CV) diseases. However, the potential use of PCSK9 serum levels as a CV risk biomarker remains to be clarified. METHODS: 189 patients with severe carotid artery atherosclerosis undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and whose clinical records and serum sample aliquots for PCSK9 level measurement were available both directly before CEA and at 24-month follow-up were included in the present pilot study...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754125/projected-real-world-effectiveness-of-using-aggressive-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-targets-among-elderly-statin-users-following-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-canada
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David A Alter, Jack V Tu, Maria Koh, Cynthia A Jackevicius, Peter C Austin, Mohammad R Rezai, R Sacha Bhatia, Sharon Johnston, Jacob A Udell, Dennis T Ko
BACKGROUND: The extent to which outcome benefits may be achieved through the implementation of aggressive low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets in real world settings remains unknown, especially among elderly statin users following acute coronary syndromes. METHODS AND RESULTS: A population-based cohort study consisting of 19 544 post-acute coronary syndrome statin-users aged ≥66 years between January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2014 was used to project the number of adverse outcome events (acute myocardial infarction or death from any cause) that could be prevented if all post-acute coronary syndrome elderly statin users were treated to 1 of 2 LDL cholesterol target levels (≤50 and ≤70 mg/dL)...
May 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753563/critical-appraisal-of-the-2018-acc-scientific-sessions-late-breaking-trials-from-a-statistician-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Stuart J Pocock, Tim J Collier
The late-breaking clinical trials presentations at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in March 2018 are an important contribution to the field of cardiology. This paper presents a constructive critical appraisal of 7 key studies: ODYSSEY OUTCOMES (Evaluation of Cardiovascular Outcomes After an Acute Coronary Syndrome During Treatment With Alirocumab), VEST (Vest Prevention of Early Sudden Death Trial), SECURE-PCI (Statins Evaluation in Coronary Procedures and Revascularization), TREAT (Ticagrelor in Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction treated with Pharmacological Thrombolysis), POISE (PeriOperative ISchemic Evaluation), SMART-DATE (Safety of 6-Month Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome), and CVD-REAL 2 (Comparative Effectiveness of Cardiovascular Outcomes in New Users of SGLT-2 Inhibitors)...
May 7, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750227/facilitators-context-of-and-barriers-to-acute-coronary-syndrome-care-at-kenyatta-national-hospital-nairobi-kenya-a-qualitative-analysis
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Ehete Bahiru, Tecla Temu, Julia Mwanga, Kevin Ndede, Sophie Vusha, Bernard Gitura, Carey Farquhar, Frederick Bukachi, Mark D Huffman
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of ischaemic heart disease and its acute manifestation, acute coronary syndrome (ACS), is growing throughout sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya. To address this increasing problem, we sought to understand the facilitators, context of and barriers to ACS care at Kenyatta National Hospital, with the aim of improving the quality of care of ACS. METHODS: We conducted in-depth interviews with healthcare providers involved in the management of ACS patients from January to February 2017 at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya...
April 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718168/differences-in-initiation-and-discontinuation-of-preventive-medications-and-use-of-non-pharmacological-interventions-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-among-migrants-and-danish-born
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Hanne Winther Frederiksen, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler, Søren Paaske Johnsen, Buket Öztürk, Tove Lindhardt, Marie Norredam
Aims: The aim of this article is to assess initiation and discontinuation of preventive medication and use of non-pharmacological prevention interventions after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) among migrants to Denmark compared to the local-born Danish population, taking differences in comorbidity and sociodemographic factors into account. Methods and results: In this large cohort study, we selected the population (n = 33 199) from nationwide registers and followed each individual among migrants and Danish-born 180 days after ACS...
April 30, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713254/long-term-survival-benefit-of-statin-in-patients-with-coronary-chronic-total-occlusion-without-revascularization
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Bum Sung Kim, Jeong Hoon Yang, Woo Jin Jang, Young Bin Song, Joo-Yong Hahn, Jin-Ho Choi, Ki Hong Choi, Sung-Hea Kim, Woo Jung Chun, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Seung-Hyuk Choi
Background: Limited data are available on the efficacy of statin therapy in stable ischemic heart disease with chronic total occlusion (CTO) without revascularization. We investigated whether statin therapy could be beneficial in stable patients with CTO without revascularization. Methods: From March 2003 to February 2012, 2,024 patients with at least one CTO were enrolled in a retrospective, single-center registry; 664 of these patients were managed conservatively without an initial revascularization strategy...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627296/relationship-between-lipoprotein-subfraction-cholesterol-and-residual-risk-for-cardiovascular-outcomes-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-aim-high-trial
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Peter P Toth, Steven R Jones, April Slee, Jerome Fleg, Santica M Marcovina, Megan Lacy, Ruth McBride, William E Boden
BACKGROUND: The AIM-HIGH (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome with Low HDL/High Triglycerides and Impact on Global Health Outcomes) trial failed to demonstrate incremental clinical benefit of extended-release niacin (ERN) in 3414 statin-treated patients with established cardiovascular (CV) disease who had low baseline levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) as compared to placebo. A previous secondary analysis suggested that ERN provided outcome benefits in ERN-treated patients with high triglycerides (TGs; >200 mg/dL) and very low HDL-C (<32 mg/dL) at baseline...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606415/effect-of-alirocumab-on-coronary-atheroma-volume-in-japanese-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-and-hypercholesterolemia-not-adequately-controlled-with-statins-odyssey-j-ivus-rationale-and-design
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Junya Ako, Kiyoshi Hibi, Ken Kozuma, Katsumi Miyauchi, Yoshihiro Morino, Toshiro Shinke, Kenichi Tsujita, Kiyoko Uno, Yumiko Kawabata, Takafumi Hiro
BACKGROUND: Serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging can be used to evaluate the effect of cholesterol-lowering on coronary atheroma progression and plaque volume, with evidence of potential incremental effects with more aggressive lipid-lowering treatments. Alirocumab is a highly specific, fully human monoclonal antibody to proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9). This study will investigate the effect of alirocumab on coronary artery plaque volume in Japanese patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and hypercholesterolemia while on stable statin therapy...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582106/trends-and-variations-in-the-prescribing-of-secondary-preventative-cardiovascular-therapies-for-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-nstemi-in-malaysia
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Padmaa Venkatason, Nur Lisa Zaharan, Muhammad Dzafir Ismail, Wan Azman Wan Ahmad, Ahmad Syadi Mahmood Zuhdi
PURPOSE: Information is lacking on prescribing of preventative cardiovascular pharmacotherapies for patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) in the Asian region. This study examined the prescribing rate of these pharmacotherapies, comparing NSTEMI to STEMI, and variations across demographics and clinical factors within the NSTEMI group in the multi-ethnic Malaysian population. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of the Malaysian National Cardiovascular Disease Database-Acute Coronary Syndrome registry from year 2006 to 2013 (n = 30,873)...
March 26, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581926/morphine-oxygen-nitrates-and-mortality-reducing-pharmacological-treatment-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-an-evidence-based-review
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REVIEW
José Nunes de Alencar Neto
Since it was first reported in 1912, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) has become the leading cause of death in the Western world. Several improvements that have been made over the years in the pharmacological treatment of ACS have reduced the relative risk of death due to myocardial infarction from 35-45% previously to approximately 3.5% at present. Universities, websites, and educational videos commonly use a mnemonic for morphine, oxygen, nitrates, and aspirin (MONA) to refer to the adjuvant treatment used for the management of ACS...
January 25, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574074/prevalence-management-and-outcomes-of-familial-hypercholesterolemia-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-the-arabian-gulf
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Khalid Al-Rasadi, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali, Wael Almahmeed, Wafa Rashed, Mustafa Ridha, Raul D Santos, Mohammad Zubaid
BACKGROUND: Information on the epidemiology of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in the Arabian Gulf region, which has an elevated rate of consanguinity and type II diabetes, is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of FH, its management, and impact on atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) outcomes in a multicenter cohort of Arabian Gulf patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: Patients (N = 3224) hospitalized with ACS were studied...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561989/is-there-any-relationship-between-tsh-levels-and-prognosis-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Alexandre de Matos Soeiro, Victor Arrais Araújo, Júlia Pitombo Vella, Aline Siqueira Bossa, Bruno Biselli, Tatiana de Carvalho Andreucci Torres Leal, Maria Carolina Feres de Almeida Soeiro, Carlos V Serrano, Christian Mueller, Mucio Tavares de Oliveira Junior
BACKGROUND: Some small studies have related higher levels of thyrotropin (TSH) to potentially worse prognosis in acute coronary syndromes. However, this relationship remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndromes in relation to the value of TSH at admission. METHODS: Observational and retrospective study with 505 patients (446 in group I [TSH ≤ 4 mIU/L] and 59 in group II [TSH > 4 mIU/L]) with acute coronary syndromes between May 2010 and May 2014...
February 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552926/-lipid-lowering-therapy-of-patients-suffering-from-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-a-hungarian-county-hospital-in-2015
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László Márk, Mária Nagy, Győző Dani, Csaba Baranyai, Marianna Borbély, András Katona, Zoltán Jambrik
INTRODUCTION: The actual guidelines of cardiovascular prevention lay special emphasis on the lipid-lowering therapy of patients suffering from acute coronary syndrome (ACS). AIM: To evaluate the occurrence of high-intensity statin therapy, recommended by guidelines, at discharge in a Hungarian county hospital with hemodynamic laboratory in patients who underwent percutaneous intervention, furthermore the LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and goal attainment rate in the first year...
March 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525821/effect-of-loading-dose-of-atorvastatin-prior-to-planned-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-on-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-secure-pci-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Otavio Berwanger, Eliana Vieira Santucci, Pedro Gabriel Melo de Barros E Silva, Isabella de Andrade Jesuíno, Lucas Petri Damiani, Lilian Mazza Barbosa, Renato Hideo Nakagawa Santos, Ligia Nasi Laranjeira, Flávia de Mattos Egydio, Juliana Aparecida Borges de Oliveira, Frederico Toledo Campo Dall Orto, Pedro Beraldo de Andrade, Igor Ribeiro de Castro Bienert, Carlos Eduardo Bosso, José Armando Mangione, Carisi Anne Polanczyk, Amanda Guerra de Moraes Rego Sousa, Renato Abdala Karam Kalil, Luciano de Moura Santos, Andrei Carvalho Sposito, Rafael Luiz Rech, Antônio Carlos Sobral Sousa, Felipe Baldissera, Bruno Ramos Nascimento, Roberto Rocha Corrêa Veiga Giraldez, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Sabrina Bernardez Pereira, Luiz Alberto Mattos, Luciana Vidal Armaganijan, Hélio Penna Guimarães, José Eduardo Moraes Rego Sousa, John Hunter Alexander, Christopher Bull Granger, Renato Delascio Lopes
Importance: The effects of loading doses of statins on clinical outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and planned invasive management remain uncertain. Objective: To determine if periprocedural loading doses of atorvastatin decrease 30-day major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with ACS and planned invasive management. Design, Setting, and Participants: Multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial conducted at 53 sites in Brazil among 4191 patients with ACS evaluated with coronary angiography to proceed with a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) if anatomically feasible...
April 3, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523501/impact-of-medication-adherence-on-mortality-and-cardiovascular-morbidity-protocol-for-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Maria Giner-Soriano, Gerard Sotorra Figuerola, Jordi Cortés, Helena Pera Pujadas, Ana Garcia-Sangenis, Rosa Morros
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, such as coronary heart disease (CHD), cerebrovascular disease, and peripheral artery disease. CVD is the leading threat to global health, whether measured by mortality, morbidity, or economic cost. Long-term administration of aspirin, statins, beta-blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin-receptor blockers improves survival in patients with stablished coronary heart disease...
March 9, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512264/small-dense-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-is-a-promising-biomarker-for-secondary-prevention-in-older-men-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Koshiro Sakai, Shinji Koba, Yuya Nakamura, Yuya Yokota, Fumiyoshi Tsunoda, Makoto Shoji, Yasuki Itoh, Yuji Hamazaki, Youichi Kobayashi
AIM: The study objective was to investigate whether small dense low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (sdLDL-C) is superior to low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and other biomarkers to predict future cardiovascular events (CE) in secondary prevention. METHODS: sdLDL-C measured by a homogeneous assay, remnant lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL particle diameter and other biomarkers were compared in 345 men aged ≥65 years with stable coronary artery disease...
March 7, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499359/statin-utilization-and-lipid-goal-attainment-in-high-or-very-high-cardiovascular-risk-patients-insights-from-italian-general-practice
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Marcello Arca, David Ansell, Maurizio Averna, Francesca Fanelli, Katherine Gorcyca, Şerban R Iorga, Aldo P Maggioni, Georges Paizis, Radovan Tomic, Alberico L Catapano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Statin utilization and lipid goal achievement were estimated in a large sample of Italian patients at high/very-high cardiovascular (CV) risk. METHODS: Patients aged ≥18 years with a valid low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) measurement in 2015 were selected from the IMS Health Real World Data database; non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) was assessed in those with available total cholesterol measurements. Index dates were defined as the last valid lipid measurement in 2015...
April 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495236/-impact-of-different-intervention-models-on-adherence-to-secondary-prevention-therapies-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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J Liu, W Wang, J Liu, Y Wang, Y Qi, J Y Sun, D Zhao
Objective: To evaluate the impact of different intervention models on adherence to secondary prevention therapies in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: This multi-center cross-sectional study collected data from 34 hospitals covering 22 provinces in China. Hospitals were randomly divided into four groups: control group(routine treatment and care), promotional calendar group (routine treatment and care plus giving propaganda desk calendar to patients), education group (routine treatment and care add patients education by nurses) and combined intervention group (promotional calendar and education)...
February 24, 2018: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479010/high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-combined-with-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-as-the-targets-of-statin-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ming Fang, Qiaohui Qian, Zhihong Zhao, Luoning Zhu, Jinwen Su, Xinming Li
To investigate the combination of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-C as the targets for statin treatment in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This single-center, prospective, randomized study was performed in 400 patients treated with atorvastatin 40 mg/day for 1 month and then with atorvastatin 20 mg/day as maintenance. The patients were randomized to the LDL group (LDL-C target of < 2.07 mmol/L according to the Chinese dyslipidemia guidelines) and to the LDL-CRP group (LDL-C target of < 2...
March 30, 2018: International Heart Journal
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