Psychological Risk Factors and Coronary Artery Disease: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Management

Jul 10, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Psychological Risk Factors and Coronary Artery Disease: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Management

Key Points • During the last three decades, epidemiologic studies have demonstrated a consistent relationship between psychosocial variables and coronary artery disease. • Psychosocial risk factors for coronary artery disease…

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Use of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography in Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Atherosclerosis Progression

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Key Points • Atherosclerosis is a chronic immunoinflammatory disorder of the vascular, metabolic, and immune systems. • Detection of subclinical atherosclerotic disease will enable initiation of earlier treatment and prevent…

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Endothelial Function and Dysfunction

Jul 10, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Endothelial Function and Dysfunction

Key Points • Advances in vascular biology and imaging technology have greatly contributed to further elucidation of the complexities of vascular structure and function and the significance of the endothelium…

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Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

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Key Points • Diabetes mellitus is a major independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. • The worldwide prevalence of diabetes is increasing, driven primarily by the rise in type 2…

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The Role of High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in the Development of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Jul 10, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on The Role of High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in the Development of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Key Points • HDL-C is inversely correlated with coronary heart disease. • In addition to its pivotal role in reverse cholesterol transport, HDL possesses anti-inflammatory, fibrinolytic, and antioxidant properties. •…

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