Cardiology Research and Practice

Contemporary Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease


Publishing date
01 Jul 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Mar 2019

1The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, USA

2Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain

3Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA


Contemporary Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease

Description

The rising epidemic of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes mellitus threatens to attenuate the advancements that have been made in the treatment and mortality reduction of coronary artery disease. Gaps remain in the physicians’ ability to identify patients who are at an increased cardiovascular risk, particularly in emerging at-risk groups such as individuals with chronic infectious and inflammatory disorders. Early identification and treatment of these patients may lower the incidence of cardiovascular disease in the future.

The last decade has seen an explosion of research in the area of cardiovascular risk assessment, from the Framingham risk score to the Pooled Cohort Equations risk assessment tool, as well as the application of various cardiac imaging and biomarker tools to aid risk assessment. These include the coronary artery calcium scoring test as well as the high-sensitivity C-reactive protein test among others. Still, the most accurate method for assessing risk is yet to be developed. This topic has major public health implications and the ability to significantly reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular mortality on the population.

Our aim is to provide a contemporary update of the current state of algorithmic assessment of cardiovascular risk for the primary prevention of coronary artery disease, as well as the potential for cardiac imaging and biomarkers to improve current algorithms of risk assessment and treatment options. We hope to attract both primary research articles and review articles, which provide further insight into this topical and rapidly developing research area.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coronary artery disease risk assessment algorithms
  • Coronary artery calcium
  • High sensitivity C-reactive protein
  • Ankle brachial pressure index
  • Carotid ultrasound
  • Coronary artery disease risk assessment in specific high-risk populations, e.g., HIV, kidney disease, and inflammatory disorders
  • Nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors for coronary artery disease
  • New and emerging tools for coronary artery disease risk assessment, including, but not limited to, thoracic artery calcification and breast artery calcification

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1840894
  • - Review Article

Cost-Effectiveness of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: A Meta-Analysis

Tomoyuki Takura | Nozomi Ebata-Kogure | ... | Haruki Itoh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7135604
  • - Review Article

A Review of the Epidemiological Evidence for Adducin Family Gene Polymorphisms and Hypertension

Jing rui Zhang | Wan ning Hu | Chang yi Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7059806
  • - Review Article

The Evolving View of Coronary Artery Calcium: A Personalized Shared Decision-Making Tool in Primary Prevention

Omar Dzaye | Cara Reiter-Brennan | ... | Michael J. Blaha
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2748035
  • - Research Article

Low-Dose Aspirin as Primary Prophylaxis for Cardiovascular Events in Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Italian Multicentre Retrospective Study

Daniela Iacono | Serena Fasano | ... | Gabriele Valentini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5931975
  • - Research Article

Non-HDL-c/TC: A Novel Lipid-Related Marker in the Assessment of Severity of Coronary Artery Lesions and Cardiovascular Outcomes

Anan Huang | Xin Qi | ... | Shiqi Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7689208
  • - Research Article

Concordance between the Different Cardiovascular Risk Scores in People with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis Arthritis

Cristina Gonzalez-Martin | Silvia Grande Morais | ... | Raquel Veiga-Seijo
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