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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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Does an invasive approach benefit patients with stable coronary disease when compared to a conservative approach?

Does an invasive approach benefit patients with stable coronary disease when compared to a conservative approach?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study assessed whether an initial invasive strategy (IS) for treating stable coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with moderate or severe ischemia (reduced blood supply to the heart) have a better outcome when compared to a conservative strategy (CS). The study concluded that over the course of 3.2 years, invasive...

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Is an anti-clotting injection selatogrel effective for patients suffering from heart attacks?

Is an anti-clotting injection selatogrel effective for patients suffering from heart attacks?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how fast and effective a dose of an anti-clotting injection, selatogrel, was for patients suffering from heart attacks. The authors found that both doses were effective by 30 minutes, but the high dose worked faster. Some background At the beginning of a heart attack, patients should be given anti-clotting...

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Does Xinyue capsule, a Chinese herbal medicine, reduce the risk of cardiovascular events?

Does Xinyue capsule, a Chinese herbal medicine, reduce the risk of cardiovascular events?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the Xinyue capsule (XYC) reduces the risk of cardiovascular events (CVEs) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).  They found that XYC combined with standard treatment reduced the risk of CVEs in these patients.  Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by blockages in...

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Does air pollution reduce the effectiveness of exercise for patients with heart disease?

Does air pollution reduce the effectiveness of exercise for patients with heart disease?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if high air pollution reduced the effectiveness of exercise for patients with heart disease. The authors found that moderate to intense exercise reduced patients’ risks of heart disease and strokes regardless of air pollution. Some background Exercise is one way that patients can reduce their risks of heart...

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Antiplatelet therapy in patients aged 70 or older with acute coronary syndrome

Antiplatelet therapy in patients aged 70 or older with acute coronary syndrome

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated antiplatelet therapy (APT) in patients aged 70 or older with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). They found that clopidogrel (Plavix) was associated with fewer bleeding events (BEs) in these patients. Some background Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. ACS can...

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Does ticagrelor alone reduce bleeding risk after percutaneous coronary intervention?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of ticagrelor (Brilique) with or without aspirin after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). They found that ticagrelor alone reduced bleeding risk after PCI. Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by blockages in the coronary arteries. This reduces blood flow...

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