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Does long-term ticagrelor treatment improve outcomes in patients with previous percutaneous coronary intervention?

Does long-term ticagrelor treatment improve outcomes in patients with previous percutaneous coronary intervention?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at long-term treatment with ticagrelor (Brilique) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). It found that compared to patients treated with placebo, those treated with ticagrelor were less likely to have a major cardiovascular event (MACE).  Some...

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Does high-dose statin treatment before percutaneous coronary intervention improve outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease?

Does high-dose statin treatment before percutaneous coronary intervention improve outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of high-dose statin treatment before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). It found that patients who received high-dose statin treatment before PCI were less likely to have a major cardiovascular event (MACE) defined as a heart attack or stroke in the next...

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Will changing to a Mediterranean diet improve cholesterol in patients with coronary heart disease?

Will changing to a Mediterranean diet improve cholesterol in patients with coronary heart disease?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the Mediterranean diet (MD) with the low-fat diet (LFD) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). It found that after 3 months the MD was associated with higher omega-3 levels than the LFD. Some background Cholesterol is the name commonly used for the fats in the blood. Cholesterol can block the...

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Using beta blockers after a heart attack and long-term patient outcomes

Using beta blockers after a heart attack and long-term patient outcomes

Posted by on Aug 8, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how beta-blockers affected patients following a heart attack. It found that patients using a low dose of beta-blockers had better outcomes one year later. Some background Following a heart attack, there are several treatment options available to improve outcomes. One treatment is beta-blockers (BBs), which prevent...

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Should antiplatelet treatment after PCI be tailored to individual patients?

Should antiplatelet treatment after PCI be tailored to individual patients?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) should be given personalized for each patient. It found that guided therapy resulted in a reduction in the overall risk of heart attack, stroke, and death compared to standard therapy. Some background Percutaneous coronary...

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Is clopidogrel better than aspirin for long-term treatment after cardiac stenting?

Is clopidogrel better than aspirin for long-term treatment after cardiac stenting?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at which antiplatelet drug is better in patients who had percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). It found that patients who had maintenance treatment with clopidogrel (Plavix) were less likely to suffer from a heart attack, bleeding, stroke, or death over the following 24 months compared to those...

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Which heart procedure has better outcomes in patients with diabetes and heart disease?

Which heart procedure has better outcomes in patients with diabetes and heart disease?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two heart interventions for people with coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) led to better long-term outcomes than placing a stent in these patients. Some background Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a condition in which the arteries which supply blood to...

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Evaluating long-term outcomes of rosuvastatin treatment to prevent heart complications

Evaluating long-term outcomes of rosuvastatin treatment to prevent heart complications

Posted by on Jun 27, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term effects of rosuvastatin (Crestor) compared to placebo in reducing heart complications. This study concluded that rosuvastatin helped lower the risk of major cardiovascular events (MACE) in the long-term. Some background Most MACEs such as heart attack and stroke happen in people who do...

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Could the flu vaccine improve the outcomes of patients with heart disease?

Could the flu vaccine improve the outcomes of patients with heart disease?

Posted by on May 23, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of the flu vaccine in patients with heart disease. It found that patients who had the flu vaccine were more likely to have better cardiovascular outcomes. Some background The flu can be especially dangerous for patients with heart disease. It can lead to further heart disease or even death. The...

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Which treatment is best for patients with stable ischemic heart disease?

Which treatment is best for patients with stable ischemic heart disease?

Posted by on May 6, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the treatment of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) with percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PCI) or with medication alone. It found that the risk of mortality was the same in both groups. Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is when the blood vessels in the heart become blocked and the heart muscle...

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