Coronary Heart Disease: Traditional Risk Factors versus Biomarkers

Research Paper Title Traditional Risk Factors Versus Biomarkers for Prediction of Secondary Events in Patients With Stable Coronary Heart Disease: From the Heart and Soul Study. Background Patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) have widely varying prognoses and treatment options. Validated models for risk stratification of patients with CHD are needed. The researchers sought… Read More

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Preventing Heart Failure in High Risk Adults.

The prevention of heart failure is a healthcare priority, and in 2005 researchers from Ireland launched a trial to test a strategy that used brain-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) to identify candidates for intensive management of risk factors. The strategy cut risk of left ventricular dysfunction of heart failure during four years of follow-up when compared… Read More