Nonobstructive CAD, Women, and Prevention of Cardiovascular Events

Cardiologists are acknowledging the need to better refine cardiovascular risk assessment in women.  According to information recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, women are more likely to have nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) than men.  Since nonobstructive CAD, characterized by soft plaque, is known to precede plaque rupture that can lead to devastating cardiovascular events, there is reason for practitioners to pay attention to these gender differences. Read more Nonobstructive CAD, Women, and Prevention of Cardiovascular Events

Study Associates Chronic Dysglycemia (HbA1c ≥ 5.8%) with Inflammation, Endothelial Dysfunction, and Higher Cardiovascular Event Rates post STEMI

Many prevention specialists believe that we are not diagnosing diabetes early enough if we wait for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels to reach ≥ 6.5%.  Filepe Moura and colleagues sought to find out if there was a relationship between HbA1c  levels in non-diabetic ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients and recurrent cardiac events.  Read more Study Associates Chronic Dysglycemia (HbA1c ≥ 5.8%) with Inflammation, Endothelial Dysfunction, and Higher Cardiovascular Event Rates post STEMI

Does the Mediterranean Diet Also Reduce Risk of Heart Failure and Stroke?

Although the Mediterranean Diet is recommended to help reduce the incidence and mortality of cardiovascular disease in general, data on how it affects heart failure and stroke rates is lacking. In a population-based cohort in Sweden, investigators questioned 32,921 women via dietary questionnaires.  Read more Does the Mediterranean Diet Also Reduce Risk of Heart Failure and Stroke?