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What are the long-term outcomes of treatments for MINOCA disease?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the long-term effects of different treatments for patients with myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary artery (MINOCA) disease. This study concluded that statins and ACE inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers provided long-term benefit to patients with MINOCA disease.  Some background...

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Can using two inhibitors increase the risk of heart related events in diabetes patients?

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if using both an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor, alogliptin (Nesina) in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with recent acute coronary syndrome led to increased risk of cardiovascular events. This study concluded there was no increased risk of...

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Can anxiety and depressive disorders be triggered by myocardial infarction?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to examine the association between psychiatrist-diagnosed psychiatric disorders and cardiovascular prognosis. The study determined that the risk of anxiety and depressive disorders was increased in patients after acute myocardial infarction.  Some background Acute myocardial infarction (MI) is more...

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Can diabetic status help in determining adverse events of acute coronary syndromes?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to determine the timing of mortality and other non-fatal adverse events according to diabetic status and type of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It was found that the type of ACS but not the diabetic status determines the timing of fatal and non-fatal adverse events. Some background Patients with diabetes mellitus...

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Can vitamin D levels affect mortality rates in heart attack survivors?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of vitamin D levels on mortality rates in patients who have survived a heart attack. The authors concluded that overly low or high levels of vitamin D significantly increased the risk of mortality in patients who have survived a heart attack. Some background When a coronary artery (the blood vessels...

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Chest pain: The prognoses of small vessel disease and vasospastic disease

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper examined the long-term prognoses of small vessel disease (when the walls of the small arteries in the heart are damaged) and vasospastic disease (contraction of blood vessel). Researchers concluded that both conditions significantly increased mortality risks and the risk of a heart attack. Some background A coronary...

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Heavy physical exertion, anger and emotional upset are risk factors for a heart attack

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied whether heavy physical exertion and emotional upset or anger could trigger a heart attack. Authors reported that these factors were associated with an increased risk of a heart attack. Some background Heavy physical exertion can be a temporary strain on the heart. Anger or emotional upset can also increase blood...

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