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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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ST-segment resolution after reperfusion therapy: can this predict the long-term effects of a heart attack?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term effects of ST-segment resolution after a heart attack. They concluded that  Some background Coronary artery disease refers to blockages, or plaques, in vessels that supply blood to the heart. Following a heart attack (myocardial infarction), a procedure called reperfusion is performed. This...

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Is high dose pitavastatin better than low-dose?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of treatment with high dose pitavastatin (Livalo) with low dose pitavastatin in Japanese adults with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). It was determined that high dose pitavastatin was more effective in preventing cardiovascular events than the low dose. Some background Pitavastatin is a type of drug...

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Investigating microvascular function as a potential cause of angina in coronary artery disease.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the incidence of coronary microvascular dysfunction in patients with ischemic heart disease. They found that microvascular dysfunction is present in patients with angina. Some background Coronary arteries are responsible for supplying the heart with blood and oxygen. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by a...

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Antioxidants in Grapes and Avocados

Antioxidants in Grapes and Avocados

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Stroke | 0 comments

The mitochondria in cells produce energy. In the process they form reactive oxygen species. Reactive oxygen species, also called free radicals or oxygen radicals are used in many metabolic processes that are essential to life. For example, they are are part of enzyme reactions in the body.  White blood cells, like neutrophils produce reactive oxygen...

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

Posted by on Mar 15, 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, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 3 comments

The adrenal glands-which are also called suprarenal glands-are part of the endocrine system and are found on the top of each kidney. How the endocrine system hormones work Hormones secreted from glands of the endocrine system travel in the bloodstream to target cells. Target cells have receptors that are specific to each hormone. The hormones and receptors...

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Is ticagrelor effective in people with multi-vessel coronary artery disease?

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

In a nutshell This study examined the safety and effectiveness of ticagrelor (Brilinta) in patients with multi-vessel coronary disease (MVD) who had a previous heart attack. It was determined that ticagrelor reduced the risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE), but increased the risk of certain types of bleeding. Some background Coronary...

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