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Can sodium tanshinone IIA sulfate reduce the risk of heart attacks?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated whether sodium tanshinone IIA sulfate (STS) plus atorvastatin (Lipitor) would be more effective at lowering high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels than atorvastatin alone. It was determined that the combination reduced hs-CRP levels more than atorvastatin alone. Some background Coronary artery...

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Emergencies and Illness

Emergencies and Illness

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

After three hurricanes, flooding, fires and mudslides, and now severe cold and snow in the Deep South and throughout the country, the US has had its share of emergencies. Are you prepared? For people who rely on oxygen, who are on dialysis, have diabetes or other serious conditions, it is time to think about putting together some of the essentials.  What...

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Benefits and risks of adding clopidogrel to aspirin therapy

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the benefits and risks of adding clopidogrel (Plavix) to aspirin in people at high risk of getting heart disease or having a stroke, and in people who already have heart disease. It was determined that the combination reduced the risk of heart attacks and stroke, but had no effect on mortality, and increased the...

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Is percutaneous coronary intervention effective in in patients with other conditions?

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on in-hospital mortality of patients who have had heart attacks. The effects of age, sex, type of heart attack, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease (CKD) were examined. It was determined that PCI reduced mortality in all groups. Some background PCI is an...

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Peonies and Hope

Peonies and Hope

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 2 comments

“People are like peonies, they need a good hard frost to bring out the character.” ~Francis “Doc” Winter “Doc” Winter was a Midwesterner.  Born in Iowa in 1931, in the midst of the Great Depression, he grew up on a small farm.  He knew about hard frosts. Struggle, pain and suffering are part of life.  Joy, love and...

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Is angioplasty as safe as coronary artery bypass grafting in people with left main coronary artery disease?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DESs) to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD). It determined that PCI and CABG were equally safe, mortality-wise. However, PCI was associated with more non-fatal heart attacks,...

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Physical activity reduces mortality in people with stable coronary heart disease

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the link between physical activity and mortality in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD). It was determined that increasing physical activity lowered mortality. Some background Increasing the duration and intensity of exercise decreases mortality in all people. At least 150 minutes of...

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Ridaforolimus-eluting stents found to be safe

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of ridaforolimus-eluting stents (RESs) to zotarolimus-eluting stents (ZESs). It was determined that RESs were as safe and effective as ZES. Some background Percutaneous coronary intervention (or angioplasty) is a non-surgical procedure where narrow or blocked arteries are widened or...

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Outcomes of primary percutaneous coronary intervention in older patients with heart attacks

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined people aged 85 years or older that were treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after a heart attack. It was determined that PCI is relatively safe in these patients. Some background PCI is an urgent non-surgical procedure that is used to treat heart attacks. A heart attack, or myocardial...

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Comparing treatment methods for non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary intervention with drug eluting stents in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome. This study concluded that non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome patients treated with coronary artery bypass grafting had better...

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Which sex is more likely to be readmitted to hospital after acute myocardial infarction?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if there was a link between gender and readmission rates after acute myocardial infarction. This study concluded that women, and in particular younger women, had a higher risk of readmission after acute myocardial infarction.  Some background Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is more commonly...

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