Long-term statin use among children with familial hypercholesterolemia is associated with normalization of carotid intima-media thickness progression, according to a research letter published online Sept. 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Patients who do not have coronary artery disease but have fat around their hearts appear more likely to develop atherosclerosis, a team of researchers in Germany found.
For menopausal women, hormone therapy does not affect progression of atherosclerosis, according to a study published online July 29 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Cardiovascular risk related to severity of inflammation, but not associated with disease duration
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Among patients with hypertension, elevated systolic blood pressure is associated with the highest risk for cardiovascular events, although once SBP is below 140, lowering it below 120 does not further reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, according to a study published June 16 in JAMA Internal Medicine.