James H O'Keefe

Summary

Affiliation: Saint Luke's Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Alcohol and cardiovascular health: the dose makes the poison…or the remedy
    James H O'Keefe
    Saint Luke s Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo Electronic address
    Mayo Clin Proc 89:382-93. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Effects of habitual coffee consumption on cardiometabolic disease, cardiovascular health, and all-cause mortality
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute at Saint Luke s Hospital of Kansas City and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:1043-51. 2013
  3. pmc Potential adverse cardiovascular effects from excessive endurance exercise
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke s Hospital of Kansas City, MO, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 87:587-95. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Cardiometabolic abnormalities in current National Football League players
    Michael A Selden
    University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:969-71. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical utility of coronary calcium scoring after nonischemic myocardial perfusion imaging
    Randall C Thompson
    Cardiovascular Consultants PC, 4330 Wornall Road, Suite 2000, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 12:392-400. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Coffee and tea: perks for health and longevity?
    Salman K Bhatti
    aSaint Luke s Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri bJohn Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School, The University of Queensland School of Medicine, New Orleans cDepartment of Preventive Medicine, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 16:688-97. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of outcomes among moderate alcohol drinkers before acute myocardial infarction to effect of continued versus discontinuing alcohol intake after the infarct
    Maia D Carter
    Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:1651-4. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on resting heart rate, heart rate recovery after exercise, and heart rate variability in men with healed myocardial infarctions and depressed ejection fractions
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute, Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:1127-30. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Elevated alanine aminotransferase in current national football league players: correlation with cardiometabolic syndrome markers, obesity, and insulin resistance
    Michael A Selden
    University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Saint Luke s Hospital of Kansas City, and Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO, USA
    South Med J 102:1003-6. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Coronary calcium screening in asymptomatic patients as a guide to risk factor modification and stress myocardial perfusion imaging
    Kevin W Moser
    Cardiovascular Consultants, Mid America Heart Institute, Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 10:590-8. 2003

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  1. doi request reprint Alcohol and cardiovascular health: the dose makes the poison…or the remedy
    James H O'Keefe
    Saint Luke s Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo Electronic address
    Mayo Clin Proc 89:382-93. 2014
    ..Studies were considered if they were deemed to be of high quality, objective, and methodologically sound. ..
  2. doi request reprint Effects of habitual coffee consumption on cardiometabolic disease, cardiovascular health, and all-cause mortality
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute at Saint Luke s Hospital of Kansas City and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:1043-51. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Potential adverse cardiovascular effects from excessive endurance exercise
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke s Hospital of Kansas City, MO, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 87:587-95. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Cardiometabolic abnormalities in current National Football League players
    Michael A Selden
    University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:969-71. 2009
    ..004; 100% vs 32%, p <0.001, and 95% vs 36%, p <0.001 respectively). In conclusion, cardiometabolic syndrome and its individual components were noted in current NFL players, particularly linemen...
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical utility of coronary calcium scoring after nonischemic myocardial perfusion imaging
    Randall C Thompson
    Cardiovascular Consultants PC, 4330 Wornall Road, Suite 2000, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 12:392-400. 2005
    ..Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring is increasingly being used after myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) to detect preclinical coronary artery disease (CAD). However, there are few data to support this approach...
  6. ncbi request reprint Coffee and tea: perks for health and longevity?
    Salman K Bhatti
    aSaint Luke s Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri bJohn Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School, The University of Queensland School of Medicine, New Orleans cDepartment of Preventive Medicine, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 16:688-97. 2013
    ..The purpose of this review is to assess the health effects of chronic tea and/or coffee consumption...
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of outcomes among moderate alcohol drinkers before acute myocardial infarction to effect of continued versus discontinuing alcohol intake after the infarct
    Maia D Carter
    Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:1651-4. 2010
    ..In conclusion, these data suggest that there are no adverse effects for moderate drinkers to continue consuming alcohol and that they may have better physical functioning compared to those who quit drinking after an AMI...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on resting heart rate, heart rate recovery after exercise, and heart rate variability in men with healed myocardial infarctions and depressed ejection fractions
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute, Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:1127-30. 2006
    ..These changes are consistent with an increase in vagal activity and may in part explain the observed decrease in risk for sudden cardiac death seen with omega-3 fatty acid supplementation...
  9. doi request reprint Elevated alanine aminotransferase in current national football league players: correlation with cardiometabolic syndrome markers, obesity, and insulin resistance
    Michael A Selden
    University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Saint Luke s Hospital of Kansas City, and Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO, USA
    South Med J 102:1003-6. 2009
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Coronary calcium screening in asymptomatic patients as a guide to risk factor modification and stress myocardial perfusion imaging
    Kevin W Moser
    Cardiovascular Consultants, Mid America Heart Institute, Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 10:590-8. 2003
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery disease prognosis and C-reactive protein levels improve in proportion to percent lowering of low-density lipoprotein
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:135-9. 2006
    ..Therefore, intensive LDL cholesterol reduction to levels of 30 to 70 mg/dl should be pursued in subjects with or at high risk for coronary artery disease...
  12. doi request reprint Organic fitness: physical activity consistent with our hunter-gatherer heritage
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute University of Missouri Kansas City, MO, USA
    Phys Sportsmed 38:11-8. 2010
    ..In a sedentary individual, this type of daily physical activity should help confer the robust vigorous health that enabled our ancestors to survive and thrive as hunter-gatherers in the wild...
  13. doi request reprint Exercise like a hunter-gatherer: a prescription for organic physical fitness
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart and Vascular Institute University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 53:471-9. 2011
    ..In a typical inactive person, this type of daily physical activity will optimize gene expression and help to confer the robust health that was enjoyed by hunter-gatherers in the wild...
  14. doi request reprint Dobutamine-induced chest pain does not predict ischemic findings on myocardial perfusion imaging
    John H Lee
    Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 15:526-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to explore the correlation between dobutamine-induced chest pain and evidence of ischemia on myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)...
  15. doi request reprint Erectile dysfunction as a coronary artery disease risk equivalent
    John H Lee
    Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 15:800-3. 2008
    ....
  16. pmc Strategies for optimizing glycemic control and cardiovascular prognosis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart and Vascular Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 86:128-38. 2011
    ..We conducted a systematic review of English articles using MEDLINE and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (1970-2010) using the following search terms: cardiovascular disease, randomized trials, hypoglycemia, and insulin resistance...
  17. doi request reprint Achieving hunter-gatherer fitness in the 21(st) century: back to the future
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Am J Med 123:1082-6. 2010
    ..Suggestions for exercise mode, duration, intensity, and frequency are outlined with a focus on realigning our daily physical activities with the archetype that is encoded within our genome...
  18. pmc Predictors of omega-3 index in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Adam C Salisbury
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Saint Luke s Mid America Heart and Vascular Institute, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 86:626-32. 2011
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Regadenoson pharmacologic stress for myocardial perfusion imaging: a three-way comparison between regadenoson administered at peak exercise, during walk recovery, or no-exercise
    Randall C Thompson
    Saint Luke s Mid America Heart Institute, 4330 Wornall Road, Suite 2000, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 20:214-21; quiz 222-6. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the clinical response of ExPeak-Reg, ExRec-Reg, and Rest-Reg...
  20. pmc Relation between red blood cell omega-3 fatty acid index and bleeding during acute myocardial infarction
    Adam C Salisbury
    Saint Luke s Mid America Heart and Vascular Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Am J Cardiol 109:13-8. 2012
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of effect of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors on cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Harshal R Patil
    Saint Luke s Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, Missouri University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:826-33. 2012
    ..40 (0.18 to 0.88, p = 0.02). In conclusion, this meta-analysis provides evidence that DPP4 inhibitors are safe from a CV standpoint and may possibly decrease risk of adverse CV events...
  22. ncbi request reprint L-carnitine for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction
    James J Dinicolantonio
    Mid America Heart Institute at Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, MO
    Rev Cardiovasc Med 15:52-62. 2014
    ..This article summarizes the evidence pertinent to the therapeutic use of L-carnitine for AMI...
  23. ncbi request reprint The rationale and indications for angiotensin receptor blockers in heart failure
    Kevin A Bybee
    Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Heart Fail Clin 2:81-8. 2006
  24. doi request reprint Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    John H Lee
    Mid America Heart and Vascular Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:1636-8. 2011
    ..2 vs 29.0 kg/m(2), p = 0.025) were also observed in 25(OH)D-deficient subjects. In conclusion, vitamin D deficiency is present in almost all patients with acute myocardial infarction in a multicenter United States cohort...
  25. doi request reprint Diagnostic and clinical benefit of combined coronary calcium and perfusion assessment in patients undergoing PET/CT myocardial perfusion stress imaging
    Kevin A Bybee
    University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 17:188-96. 2010
    ..One advantage of MPI with a hybrid CT device is the ability to obtain same-setting measurement of the coronary artery calcium score (CACS)...
  26. doi request reprint Statins as antiarrhythmics: a systematic review part I: effects on risk of atrial fibrillation
    Hussam Abuissa
    University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Clin Cardiol 32:544-8. 2009
    ..Recent studies have demonstrated that statins may possess antiarrhythmic properties in addition to their lipid-lowering effects...
  27. doi request reprint Dietary strategies for improving post-prandial glucose, lipids, inflammation, and cardiovascular health
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:249-55. 2008
    ..This anti-inflammatory diet should be considered for the primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease and diabetes...
  28. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and cardiovascular health: the razor-sharp double-edged sword
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:1009-14. 2007
    ..Alcohol should not be universally prescribed for health enhancement to nondrinking individuals owing to the lack of randomized outcome data and the potential for problem drinking...
  29. ncbi request reprint Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for the prevention of cardiovascular disease: do formulation, dosage & comparator matter?
    James J Dinicolantonio
    Mid America Heart Institute, Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, USA
    Mo Med 110:495-8. 2013
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  30. doi request reprint Association of coronary artery calcification with hepatic steatosis in asymptomatic individuals
    Rajiv Chhabra
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saint Luke s Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO Liver Disease Management Center and Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, MO School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
    Mayo Clin Proc 88:1259-65. 2013
    ..To determine the association of coronary artery calcification with hepatic steatosis in asymptomatic volunteers...
  31. ncbi request reprint Autonomic tone as a cardiovascular risk factor: the dangers of chronic fight or flight
    Brian M Curtis
    Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke s Hospital and the University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 77:45-54. 2002
    ..Other interventions, such as exercise, improve cardiovascular outcomes partially by increasing vagal activity and attenuating sympathetic hyperactivity...
  32. ncbi request reprint Postprandial hyperglycemia/hyperlipidemia (postprandial dysmetabolism) is a cardiovascular risk factor
    James H O'Keefe
    University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:899-904. 2007
    ..Diet, exercise, and various pharmacologic agents can improve postprandial dysmetabolism. Using these strategies may help improve the prognosis for patients with diabetes mellitus and/or coronary heart disease...
  33. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers for prevention of type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
    Hussam Abuissa
    Mid America Heart Institute, Cardiovascular Consultants, Kansas City, Missouri 64111, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:821-6. 2005
    ..We sought to investigate the role of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in preventing the new onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  34. pmc Association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency with NT-pro BNP levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a cross-sectional analysis
    James B Wetmore
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
    BMC Res Notes 4:542. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  35. ncbi request reprint Cumulative clinical trial data on atorvastatin for reducing cardiovascular events: the clinical impact of atorvastatin
    Kevin A Bybee
    Saint Luke s Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 24:1217-29. 2008
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Omega-3 fatty acids for cardioprotection
    John H Lee
    Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, 4330 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 83:324-32. 2008
    ..Blood DHA and EPA levels could one day be used to identify patients with deficient levels and to individualize therapeutic recommendations...
  37. ncbi request reprint Optimal aspirin dose in acute coronary syndromes: an emerging consensus
    James J Dinicolantonio
    Saint Luke s Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Future Cardiol 10:291-300. 2014
    ..Despite this fact, current evidence suggests that aspirin doses of 75-100 mg/day may offer the optimal benefit:risk ratio in acute coronary syndrome patients...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effect of chronic right ventricular apical pacing on left ventricular function
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, Missouri 64111, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:771-3. 2005
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Red yeast rice for dysipidemia
    Shariq Shamim
    Mid America Heart Institute, Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, USA
    Mo Med 110:349-54. 2013
    ..However, many red yeast rice formulations are non-standardized and unregulated food supplements, and there is a need for further research and regulation of production...
  40. ncbi request reprint Behavioral cardiology: recognizing and addressing the profound impact of psychosocial stress on cardiovascular health
    Sajal Das
    Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 8:111-8. 2006
    ..Simple screening questions are available to reliably indicate a patient at risk for psychosocial stress-related health problems...
  41. ncbi request reprint Cuppa joe: friend or foe? Effects of chronic coffee consumption on cardiovascular and brain health
    Harshal Patil
    Mid America Heart Institute, Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, USA
    Mo Med 108:431-8. 2011
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Review article: eplerenone: an underused medication?
    Mohammad Abuannadi
    Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 15:318-25. 2010
    ..In conclusion, eplerenone is a medication that offers the cardiovascular therapeutic and prognostic benefits of aldosterone antagonism but with fewer side effects compared to spironolactone...
  43. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency an important, common, and easily treatable cardiovascular risk factor?
    John H Lee
    Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:1949-56. 2008
    ..In the meanwhile, monitoring serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and correction of vitamin D deficiency is indicated for optimization of musculoskeletal and general health...
  44. doi request reprint Statins as anti-arrhythmics: a systematic review part II: effects on risk of ventricular arrhythmias
    Hussam Abuissa
    University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Clin Cardiol 32:549-52. 2009
    ..Recent studies have demonstrated that statins may possess anti-arrhythmic properties in addition to their lipid-lowering effects...
  45. ncbi request reprint Clinical factors associated with left ventricular ejection fraction disparity in patients with left ventricular dysfunction undergoing multimodality imaging
    Adnan Khalid
    Saint Luke s Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Mo Med 109:489-92. 2012
    ..These clinical variables included atrial fibrillation, left ventricular hypertrophy, severe mitral regurgitation and paced rhythm...
  46. doi request reprint The gravity of JUPITER (Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention: An Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin)
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Postgrad Med 121:113-8. 2009
    ..Simvastatin, at the 80-mg daily dose, is more toxic to muscles and liver than other statins at their highest dose, and thus should be used with caution...
  47. doi request reprint Evidence-based diuretic therapy for improving cardiovascular prognosis in systemic hypertension
    Firas J Al Badarin
    Mid America Heart and Vascular Institute, Saint Luke s Hospital and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:1178-84. 2011
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Meta-analysis comparing carvedilol versus metoprolol for the prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation following coronary artery bypass grafting
    James J Dinicolantonio
    Department of Preventive Cardiology, Mid America Heart Institute at Saint Luke s Hospital, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:565-9. 2014
    ..50, 95% confidence interval 0.32 to 0.80). In conclusion, compared with metoprolol, carvedilol significantly reduces the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. ..
  49. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial stress and cardiovascular disease: how to heal a broken heart
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute, Cardiovascular Consultants, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Compr Ther 30:37-43. 2004
    ..Various factors, including depression, social isolation, hostility and anxiety increase cardiovascular risk, whereas social support, altruism, faith and optimism reduce risk...
  50. ncbi request reprint Assessment of and physician response to glycemic control in diabetic patients presenting with an acute coronary syndrome
    Darcy L Green Conaway
    Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Am Heart J 152:1022-7. 2006
    ..The frequency with which physicians assess diabetic patients' glycemic control during an ACS hospitalization is not known and may represent an opportunity for quality improvement...
  51. ncbi request reprint Strategies to prevent type 2 diabetes
    Hussam Abuissa
    Mid America Heart Institute, Cardiovascular Consultants, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 21:1107-14. 2005
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Review of cardiometabolic risk factors among current professional football and professional baseball players
    John H Helzberg
    Saint Luke s Hospital of Kansas City, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Phys Sportsmed 38:77-83. 2010
    ..However, caution should be used in the interpretation of increased cardiovascular disease risk, as it does not necessarily translate into early increased mortality...
  53. ncbi request reprint Optimal low-density lipoprotein is 50 to 70 mg/dl: lower is better and physiologically normal
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute, Cardiovascular Consultants, Kansas City, Missouri 64111, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:2142-6. 2004
    ..No major safety concerns have surfaced in studies that lowered LDL to this range of 50 to 70 mg/dl. The current guidelines setting the target LDL at 100 to 115 mg/dl may lead to substantial undertreatment in high-risk individuals...
  54. doi request reprint Not all angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors are equal: focus on ramipril and perindopril
    James J Dinicolantonio
    Wegmans Pharmacy, Ithaca, NY, USA
    Postgrad Med 125:154-68. 2013
    ..Ramipril has an impressive track record of improving cardiovascular outcomes, too, and should be considered a preferred agent among the ACE inhibitor class. ..
  55. ncbi request reprint Interscan variability of coronary artery calcium quantification using an electrocardiographically pulsed spiral computed tomographic protocol
    Kevin W Moser
    Cardiovascular Imaging Technologies, L L C, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:1153-5. 2004
    ..For Agatston scores <10, the interscan variability of such a protocol was significantly lower than that for a sequential acquisition protocol. At higher Agatston scores, the 2 protocols had similar variability characteristics...
  56. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular disease resulting from a diet and lifestyle at odds with our Paleolithic genome: how to become a 21st-century hunter-gatherer
    James H O'Keefe
    Mid America Heart Institute, Cardiovascular Consultants, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 79:101-8. 2004
    ..This review outlines the essence of our hunter-gatherer genetic legacy and suggests practical steps to re-align our modern milieu with our ancient genome in an effort to improve cardiovascular health...