This randomized clinical trial reports that use of coronary computed tomography angiography to screen for coronary artery disease is not supported among asymptomatic patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
This Viewpoint discusses the use of screening coronary computed tomographic angiography in asymptomatic patients with diabetes.
This retrospective pooled analysis of 8 clinical trials reports that obstructive non–infarct-related artery disease was common among patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).
This randomized clinical trial of 4524 patients undergoing transfemoral coronary angiography reports that vascular closure devices were noninferior to manual compression in terms of vascular access-site complications and reduced time to hemostasis.
This retrospective observational analysis of ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMIs) from a California database found that patients who had a STEMI while hospitalized for a non–acute coronary syndrome condition were less likely to undergo invasive testing or intervention and had a higher in-hospital mortality rate than those with outpatient onset of STEMI.
In a multicenter, prospective, observational trial at 6 US sites, Criqui and colleagues study a diverse cohort of 3398 men and women, aged 45 to 84 years, to determine the independent associations of coronary artery calcium (CAC) volume and CAC density with incident cardiovascular disease events. In a related Editorial, Greenland discusses more evidence for CAC as a measure of cardiovascular risk.