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Is home-based rehab as effective as a hospital-based programs for heart patients?

Is home-based rehab as effective as a hospital-based programs for heart patients?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two cardiac rehab programs for patients with heart disease. One program is supervised in a hospital, while the other is done at home without supervision. They found that patients doing the rehab program at home started the program more quickly and had better outcomes. Some background After a heart attack or...

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COVID-19 and Endothelial Inflammation

COVID-19 and Endothelial Inflammation

Posted by on Nov 26, 2020 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

In May, the Journal of Clinical Medicine published an article titled “Hypertension, Thrombosis, Kidney Failure, and Diabetes: Is COVID-19 an Endothelial Disease? A Comprehensive Evaluation of Clinical and Basic Evidence.” The authors put forward a hypothesis that SARS-CoV-2 infects the lining of the body’s blood vessels. The lining...

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Do fruits and vegetables improve heart health?

Do fruits and vegetables improve heart health?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at the relationship between fruits, vegetables, and heart disease. It found that both fruits and vegetables were related to lower rates of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Some background Fruits and vegetables have been considered a cornerstone of a heart-healthy diet for decades. These foods are high in fiber,...

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Comparing pitavastatin alone to combination therapy with fenofibrate for reducing cholesterol levels

Comparing pitavastatin alone to combination therapy with fenofibrate for reducing cholesterol levels

Posted by on Oct 18, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of pitavastatin (Livalo) alone to combination therapy with fenofibrate (Tricor) for patients with dyslipidemia (high blood fats). The study showed that combination therapy was more effective in lowering the levels of harmful fats in the blood. Some background...

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Do beta-blockers and renin-angiotensin system inhibitors reduce the risk of events after coronary revascularization?

Do beta-blockers and renin-angiotensin system inhibitors reduce the risk of events after coronary revascularization?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if certain types of anti-hypertensive drugs (AHTs) reduce risks after revascularization procedures for a heart attack. They found that beta-blockers (BBs) and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ACEIs/ARBs) reduce cardiovascular events (CVEs) after revascularization. Some...

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Managing non-ST elevation myocardial infarction in the elderly – is an invasive or non-invasive approach more suitable?

Managing non-ST elevation myocardial infarction in the elderly – is an invasive or non-invasive approach more suitable?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the management of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) in elderly patients. They found that invasive management had better survival rates for these patients.  Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. This can be caused by blockages. CAD can...

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Does vitamin D supplementation improve outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease?

Does vitamin D supplementation improve outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease?

Posted by on Aug 30, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if vitamin D supplementation (VitD-S) affects coronary artery disease (CAD) outcomes. They found that VitD-S may improve some cardiac outcomes in patients with CAD.  Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a common condition worldwide. CAD is caused by blockages in the coronary arteries. These...

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Long-term outcomes for polymer-free vs. durable polymer drug-eluting coronary stents

Long-term outcomes for polymer-free vs. durable polymer drug-eluting coronary stents

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was carried out to compare long-term outcomes between polymer-free (PF) stents and durable polymer (DP) drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The study found that at 10 years both DES types had similar outcomes. Some background CAD involves blockages in arteries supplying the...

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