Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease

Jul 10, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease

Key Points • The metabolic syndrome is a constellation of risk factors that even in the absence of diabetes precedes development of cardiovascular disease. • Visceral obesity and ensuing insulin…

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Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Measurement and Plaque Detection for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prediction

Jul 10, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Measurement and Plaque Detection for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prediction

Key Points • Measurement of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) with B-mode ultrasound is a noninvasive, sensitive, and highly reproducible technique for identifying and quantifying arterial injury and cardiovascular disease risk….

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Prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease in Women

Jul 10, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease in Women

Key Points • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States. • Women receive fewer preventive recommendations, such as lipid-lowering therapy, aspirin, and lifestyle…

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