#Coronary Artery Calcium for Personalized Allocation of #Aspirin in Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in 2019: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

..The present study aimed to assess the value of coronary artery calcium (CAC) for guiding aspirin allocation for primary prevention using 2019 aspirin meta-analysis data on CVD relative risk reduction (RRR) and bleeding risk ..Only 5% of MESA participants would qualify for aspirin consideration for primary prevention according to ACC/AHA guidelines and using >20% estimated ASCVD risk to define “higher risk”. Benefit/harm calculations were restricted … Continue reading #Coronary Artery Calcium for Personalized Allocation of #Aspirin in Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in 2019: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

CDC Hepatitis C screening among adults

..CDC is augmenting previous guidance with two new recommendations: 1) hepatitis C screening at least once in a lifetime for all adults aged ≥18 years, except in settings where the prevalence of HCV infection is <0.1% and 2) hepatitis C screening for all pregnant women during each pregnancy, except in settings where the prevalence of HCV infection is <0.1%. The recommendation for HCV testing that … Continue reading CDC Hepatitis C screening among adults