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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.
For patients after an acute coronary syndrome event, darapladib inhibition of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 does not reduce the risk of major coronary events, according to a study published online Aug. 31 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was published to coincide with the annual European Society of Cardiology Congress, held from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3 in Barcelona, Spain.
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.
Although variouis contraceptives are available for women whose baseline health is good, women who have chronic medical conditions have unique concerns.
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.
Despite the debilitating symptoms associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, an alarming proportion of primary care providers mistreat or overlook the disease in their patients
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