Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

 

Single Question Improves Mortality Estimates in Elderly Atherosclerosis Patients

June 09, 2020

When asked to elderly patients undergoing coronary artery calcium (CAC) scans, the results of a single question offer providers a better understanding of the individual’s risk of death: "On a scale of 1 - 10, how much do you exercise (0-none, 10-always)?"

FDA Expands Use of Ticagrelor to Patients Without History of MI or Stroke

June 02, 2020

The oral antiplatelet drug Ticagrelor (Brilinta, Astra Zeneca), was approved this week by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who are at high risk for a first heart attack or stroke.

Guideline-Recommended CAD Care Better with Medicare Advantage than Fee For Service

March 06, 2019

Patients with Medicare Advantage are more likely to receive guideline-recommended care for coronary artery disease than patients with Medicare Fee for Service. But whether that translates into better outcomes remains unclear, a study shows.