An Introduction to Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis is defined as the build-up of plaque in the arteries, causing the narrowing of arteries and leading to the majority of heart attacks and strokes. Statin monotherapy has long been established as the gold-standard treatment, however the treatment landscape has grown over recent years with the introduction of new lipid-lowering therapies including fibrates, ezetimibe and PCSK-9 inhibitors. Further research and large-scale clinical trials are required to better compare their efficacy and safety with standard statin therapy.
Browse the content below where leading experts discuss the latest data in video interviews and short articles from our conference hub, and browse the selection of peer-reviewed articles from our journal portfolio. If you are looking to learn more about the impact of these developments on patient outcomes, our educational activities are a great resource.
Purvi Parwani, Mamas Mamas, Martha Gulati, ESC 2018 – Social Media and Cardiology
Dr Purvi Parwani (Assistant Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University Health, Loma Linda, CA, USA), Professor Mamas Mamas (Professor of Cardiology, University of Keele, Keele, UK) and Dr Martha Gulati (Head of Cardiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ, USA) discuss social media in cardiology. Filmed at ESC 2018, Munich. View more content […]
Marianne Brodmann, ESC 2018 – Antithrombotic Therapy in Patients with Lower Extremity Arterial Disease (LEAD)
Dr Marianne Brodmann (Professor of Vascular Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria) discusses the challenges, treatment and developments in antithrombotic therapy in patients with lower extremity arterial disease (LEAD). Filmed at ESC 2018, Munich. View more content here. Speaker Disclosure: Dr Marianne Brodmann has nothing to disclose in relation to this video interview. […]
Mild troponin I elevation does not predict ischemia on myocardial perfusion imaging
Heart International. 2017;12(1):e12-e17
The inhibitory effects of polysaccharide peptides (PsP) of Ganoderma lucidum against atherosclerosis in rats with dyslipidemia
Heart International. 2017;12(1):e1-e7
Effectiveness of the CardioPain initiative in reducing inappropriate NSAID prescriptions in pain therapy among high cardiovascular risk patients: an informative Italian survey
Heart International 2015;10(1):e20-e24
Yield of contemporary clinical strategies to detect patients with obstructive coronary artery disease
Heart International 2015;10(1):e12-e19
Differences in coronary artery blood velocities in the setting of normal coronary angiography and normal stress echocardiography
Heart International 2015;10(1):e6-e11
Cardiac autonomic testing and diagnosing heart disease. “A clinical perspective”
Heart International. 2014;9(2):37-44
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