Category: TCTMD Articles

Certain CAD Subgroups Without Severe HF Face Heightened Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

May 02, 2018

“Providing evidence that might be used to inform future prevention efforts, a new study shows that sudden cardiac death disproportionately affects certain subgroups of patients who have established coronary heart disease but no severe systolic dysfunction and who would, therefore, not be candidates for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy under current guidelines.”

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Coronary Plaques in Psoriasis Patients Change After Treatment With Biologics

May 01, 2018

“Biologic therapies used to treat psoriasis show potential for decreasing both the volume and the burden of inflammation in atherosclerotic plaques, providing extra ammunition to combat the increased risk of MI that is associated with having psoriasis, according to data presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions 2018 Scientific Sessions.”

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EMS Going Directly to PCI Centers Speeds Up STEMI Treatment

May 01, 2018

“Implementing policies that allow emergency medical services (EMS) providers to take patients with STEMI directly to a PCI-capable hospital even if it’s not the closest option appears to shorten treatment times, an analysis from the American Heart Association (AHA)’s Mission: Lifeline program shows.”

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