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Early Win for Preemptive Stents on Vulnerable Coronary Plaque

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- ATLANTA -- The concept of using stents to seal off non-flow-limiting vulnerable plaques, before they have a chance to rupture, worked out in the first major trial testing this provocative idea. Compared with standard medical.

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Very high LDL no impact on plaque progression

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

10th December 2023 A very important study – please watch Very high low density lipoprotein levels with no impact on plaque progression I interrupt my series on what is wrong with the health service to bring you breaking news. He states that five years is more than sufficient to detect any difference in plaque progression.

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Preventive Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for High-Risk Coronary Plaques Reduces Cardiac Events

DAIC

These new findings suggest that people with high-risk plaques that are likely to rupture could benefit from the procedure as a pre-emptive measure rather than waiting for a heart attack or other severe reduction in blood flow to occur. During PCI, an operator inserts a stent into a blocked artery through a catheter in the groin or arm.

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Atherosclerotic plaque stabilization and regression: a review of clinical evidence

Nature Reviews - Cardiology

Nature Reviews Cardiology, Published online: 04 January 2024; doi:10.1038/s41569-023-00979-8 In this Review, Sarraju and Nissen summarize the clinical trial evidence for coronary atherosclerotic plaque stabilization and regression with plasma LDL-cholesterol-lowering therapy and other treatments.

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Oral Systemics for the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis

HCPLive

Armstrong, MD, MPH, discusses emerging therapies in oral systemics for the treatment of plaque psoriasis and shares developments in TYK2 inhibition.

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The Evolving Role of Advanced Practice Providers Treating Plaque Psoriasis

HCPLive

Dermatology physician assistants are talking about the evolving role of their profession in taking care of patients with plaque psoriasis.

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Physiology Friday #199: High-Intensity Interval Training Reduces Coronary Artery Plaque

Physiologically Speaking

In this 6-month randomized controlled study, twice-weekly HIIT reduced coronary plaque volume, increased aerobic fitness, and improved body composition in adults with stable heart disease, suggesting benefits for cardiovascular disease progression. Does this greater plaque presence put athletes at a greater risk of CVD events?

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