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Does heart rate predict the success of percutaneous coronary intervention?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if heart rate can predict the success following a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). They found that a higher heart rate (HR) before PCI was linked to a short-term risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE; stroke, heart attack or death due to heart disease). Some background Coronary artery disease...

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Perindopril and amlodipine – can this combination prevent organ damage in ischemic heart disease?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of the drug combination perindopril and amlodipine (PEAM) on organ damage in patients with hypertension and ischemic heart disease (IHD). They found that PEAM was effective in reducing blood pressure and organ damage in these patients. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a...

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Does depression increase death risk in patients with coronary heart disease?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if there is a link between depressive symptoms and sudden death in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). They found that patients with depressive symptoms have a higher risk of sudden cardiac death. Some background Coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. There are a...

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Does dipyrone interfere with the effects of aspirin in patients with coronary heart disease?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if dipyrone interacts with aspirin in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). They found that dipyrone interferes with aspirin and should be used with caution in patients with CHD. Some background Coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. This can be caused by a number of...

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Stents vs. bypass – a 10 year follow-up in patients with coronary heart disease

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to treat coronary heart disease (CHD). They found that CABG was associated with a longer-term benefit than PCI. Some background Coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused by blockages to the vessels...

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Surgical or medical intervention: which approach is more effective for patients with silent myocardial ischemia?

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if revascularization (RV) is more effective than medical treatment (MT) in patients with silent myocardial ischemia (SMI). They found that RV was more effective than MT at reducing the risk of death in these patients. Some background Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death worldwide. Myocardial...

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Can lowering blood pressure be a bad thing?

Posted by on Oct 13, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether there was a link between low diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and the frequency of angina in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD; heart disease caused by a low blood supply to the heart because of hardened and narrowed blood vessels). The authors concluded that low DBP is associated with an increased risk of...

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Can multivitamins and minerals reduce the risk of death in patients with coronary heart disease?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the use of multivitamin and mineral (MVM) reduces the risk of heart attack in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). They found that MVM use reduced the risk of death in patients with CHD not taking statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs). Some background Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a condition that...

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Does low thyroid function increase the risk of death after heart attack?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are associated with a greater risk of death following a heart attack. They found that elevated TSH was associated with a greater risk of death following a heart attack. Some background Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced by the pituitary gland (in the...

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