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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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Is it dangerous to combine NSAIDs with blood thinning drugs?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in combination with blood-thinning drugs such as dabigatran (Pradaxa) or warfarin (Coumadin) in people with atrial fibrillation (AF; abnormal heart rhythm). It was determined that using NSAIDs increased the risk of bleeding and strokes in people with AF...

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Clinical Trials Today

Clinical Trials Today

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 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, Nocturia, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Overactive bladder, Parkinson's Disease, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 4 comments

Prior to the 20th century, most people lived about 47 years in the developed world because of infectious diseases. In 1940, the first use of penicillin to treat infectious diseases occurred and penicillin became available in 1945 to the general public. Science and research conducted throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, created more antibiotics so that life...

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Evaluating the effects of weight changes and physical activity on mortality in patients with coronary artery disease

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of changes in body mass index, or BMI (measurement of weight that takes height into account) and physical activity on mortality in people with coronary heart disease (CHD). It was determined that high levels of physical activity reduced the mortality risk. It was also found that weight loss increased the...

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Is a combination of rivaroxaban and aspirin better than either drug alone?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of combining rivaroxaban (Xarelto) with aspirin, compared to each drug used alone, in people with stable coronary artery disease. It was determined that the drug combination reduced the risk of stroke, heart attacks, and deaths from cardiovascular causes, more than aspirin alone, but that it increased the...

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Risk factors and treatment strategies in coronary heart disease

Posted by on Aug 5, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated risk factors and treatments in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). It was determined that risk factors like smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure are common. It was also found that while use of medications was common, especially at early stages, people with CHD were unlikely to participate in a disease...

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Does early treatment of heart attacks have long-term benefits?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of early and delayed invasive treatment in people with heart attacks. It was determined that early invasive treatment reduced the risk of having another heart attack in the short term, but did not affect the risk of mortality or long-term risk of heart attacks, compared to delayed treatment. Some background...

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