Gout Crystals Linked With Cardiac Calcium | Medpage Today

Causal relationship not yet established, but is plausible

Source: Gout Crystals Linked With Cardiac Calcium | Medpage Today

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Non-Obstructive CAD & Heart Attack Risks | Physician’s Weekly for Medical News, Journals & Articles

Physician’s Weekly provides news & information online and at the point-of-care to hospitals, oncology centers & physician group practices, including specialty editions for Surgery, Emergency Departments, Oncology & Primary Care.

Source: Non-Obstructive CAD & Heart Attack Risks | Physician’s Weekly for Medical News, Journals & Articles

North Atlantic Clam That Lives for Centuries Yields Insights on Cardiac Aging | NCCIH

The typical heart in aquatic invertebrate animals such as clams, oysters, and mussels has many strong similarities to the human heart. The Arctica islandica, or ocean quahog, is the longest-living, non-colony-dwelling animal ever identified; so far, the oldest identified specimen survived to age 508 (age is identified by counting shell growth rings).

via North Atlantic Clam That Lives for Centuries Yields Insights on Cardiac Aging | NCCIH.

Intensive Tx Fails to Slow Atherosclerosis | Medpage Today

“When we see something that surprises us and flies in the face of what is understood, it requires another look — maybe a different cohort, larger numbers, longer follow-up,”

via Intensive Tx Fails to Slow Atherosclerosis | Medpage Today.

Surprised?  As long as we continue to focus on pharmaceuticals as the answer, no one should be surprised.