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Does prior stroke affect ischemia or bleeding risk after percutaneous coronary intervention?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the risk of ischemia (IR) or bleeding (BR) after stroke in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). They found that patients with prior stroke had higher IR/BR after PCI.  Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by blockages and reduced blood flow to the heart....

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Can hemoglobin levels predict clot or bleeding risk after percutaneous coronary intervention?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if hemoglobin (Hb) levels can predict clotting or bleeding risk (CR/BR) after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). They found that lower Hb was associated with higher CR/BR after PCI. Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. Surgical procedures can be...

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Evaluating the effects of ranolazine, nicorandil and ivabradine in nonobstructive coronary artery disease

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of ranolazine (Ranexa), nicorandil (Ikorel), and ivabradine (Corlanor) on angina. The main finding was that ranolazine and ivabradine reduced angina and nicorandil reduced microvascular resistance. Some background There are many drugs approved for the treatment of angina. These include ranolazine,...

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Evaluating the risk of bleeding with ticagrelor alone or with aspirin after percutaneous coronary intervention

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of ticagrelor (Brilique) with or without aspirin on bleeding risk after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).  They found that ticagrelor alone reduced bleeding risk compared to ticagrelor + aspirin in these patients.   Some background Coronary artery disease...

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Does marine omega-3 supplementation decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether marine omega-3 supplementation is associated with a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers suggested that omega-3 is associated with a risk reduction of CVD. Some background CVD is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. It refers to conditions that involve...

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A review of 5-year outcomes after PCI or CABG intervention for left main coronary disease

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated outcomes after 2 surgical interventions to treat coronary artery disease (CAD) in the left main artery. They found no difference in outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) in these patients.  Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by...

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Biodegradable sirolimus versus durable everolimus stents – which is more effective after a heart attack?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of different drug-eluting stents (DES) in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients who have had a heart attack. They found that biodegradable sirolimus (BS) stents were better than durable polymer everolimus (DPE) stents in improving blood flow.  Some background Percutaneous...

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Ticagrelor – is it effective in preventing major cardiac events in patients with diabetes and coronary artery disease?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated ticagrelor (Brilique) added to aspirin in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and diabetes mellitus (DM).  They found that ticagrelor reduced the risk of cardiac events in these patients.  Some background Patients with diabetes have a higher risk of ischemic events (IEs). IEs are caused by a lack...

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Is a stent procedure or bypass surgery more effective for patients with severe heart disease?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcomes of stent versus artery bypass surgery for patients with severe heart disease. The authors concluded that both procedures improved survival, but patients with three-vessel heart disease benefitted more from artery bypass surgery. Some background Heart disease (HD) requires different...

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Drug-coated balloons in percutaneous coronary intervention: is it a suitable option for patients with bleeding risk?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated drug-coated balloons (DCBs) used for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with a high risk of bleeding. They found that DCBs were superior to bare-metal stents (BMSs) in these patients. Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by blockages in the coronary arteries. This reduces blood...

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Evaluating the long-term outcomes of angioplasty for patients with coronary heart disease

Posted by on Aug 24, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the long-term outcomes of different coronary angioplasty procedures in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). The authors found that staged CA was better at reducing the risk of complications compared to culprit CA. Some background CHD is caused by the narrowing of blood vessels that supply the heart...

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