Cardiology

Top Story

Analysis: Pooled-cohort risk equation overestimates CV risk in real-world cohort

Analysis: Pooled-cohort risk equation overestimates CV risk in real-world cohort
May 3, 2016

Read the Perspective from Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA

Applying the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association pooled-cohort risk equation to a real-world cohort resulted in a significant overestimation of actual 5-year CVD risk in adults without diabetes, researchers found.

The researchers estimated risk using the pooled-cohort risk equation for 307,591 adults (mean age, 55 years; 62% women) who were in Kaiser Permanente Northern California databases in 2008.

In the Journals

Pre-participation screening fails to reduce sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes

May 3, 2016
There is no clear evidence that pre-participation screening of young athletes is effective at saving lives from sudden cardiac arrest, according to a literature review…
In the Journals

Mortality risk similar for carotid stenting, endarterectomy in Medicare patients

May 3, 2016
Among Medicare beneficiaries with carotid artery stenosis, stenting and endarterectomy had comparable risk for mortality and other outcomes after adjustment for patient…
In the Journals

Risk-reduction program improves outcomes for patients with symptomatic PAD

May 2, 2016
Patients with peripheral artery disease who participated in an education program focused on guideline-recommended reduction of risk factors experienced lower rates of…
In the Journals

Biventricular pacing confers improved HF status, quality of life in patients with atrioventricular block

May 2, 2016
Biventricular pacing was associated with better quality of life and HF status in patients with atrioventricular block and systolic dysfunction compared with right…
More News Headlines »
CME

The High-risk Patient with Dyslipidemia

No commercial support for this activity.

As many as 40% to 50% of Americans are estimated to have lipid abnormalities including elevated low-density lipoprotein…
More »
Video
Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: New research calls attention to type 2 MI

April 16, 2016
More »
Featured
Highlights from ACC Scientific Session

Highlights from ACC Scientific Session

Video
Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: Vascular disease risks vary by sex

April 29, 2016
More »
morganatic-roan