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Should all patients be given renin-angiotensin system blockers after cardiac bypass surgery?

Should all patients be given renin-angiotensin system blockers after cardiac bypass surgery?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). The study showed that RAS inhibitors are beneficial for all patients after CABG and reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death. Some background CABG redirects blood around a section of a...

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Comparing long-term outcomes of drug-coated balloons and drug-eluting stents for the treatment of coronary artery disease

Comparing long-term outcomes of drug-coated balloons and drug-eluting stents for the treatment of coronary artery disease

Posted by on Feb 6, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the long-term safety and effectiveness of drug-coated balloons (DCB) and drug-eluting stents (DES) for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). This study showed that DCB is as safe and effective as DES for treating small vessel CAD after three years of follow up. Some background Coronary artery disease...

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Revascularization plus medical therapy can reduce risks for stroke and heart attacks in patients with stable coronary artery disease

Revascularization plus medical therapy can reduce risks for stroke and heart attacks in patients with stable coronary artery disease

Posted by on Dec 31, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and risks of revascularization (RV) plus medical therapy (MT) to MT alone in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD).  The study showed that RV plus MT can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. Some background Patients...

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How effective is a radial artery graft for bypass surgery in patients with coronary artery disease?

How effective is a radial artery graft for bypass surgery in patients with coronary artery disease?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated radial artery grafts (RAGs) in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). They found that RAGs were a suitable alternative graft for CABG surgery. Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a common condition. It is caused by blockages in the...

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Colchicine may lower risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with CAD

Colchicine may lower risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with CAD

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of colchicine (Colcrys) in patients with cardiovascular disease (CAD). The study showed that colchicine might lower the risk of heart attack and stroke, among others. Some background Patients with CAD present build-up in the arteries responsible for the oxygen supply to...

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Behavioral counseling improves heart health

Behavioral counseling improves heart health

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

In a nutshell This review offers recommendations for adults with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or other risks for heart attack or stroke.  Some background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) puts people at risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. Risk factors for CVD include high blood pressure, being overweight, and unhealthy blood...

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Do reduced lipoprotein (a) levels lead to a reduction in heart events?

Do reduced lipoprotein (a) levels lead to a reduction in heart events?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of alirocumab (Praluent) on lipoprotein (a) levels in patients at high risk of serious heart complications. They found that high lipoprotein (a) levels are associated with an increased risk of problems such as heart attack and stroke and lowering lipoprotein (a) levels by alirocumab treatment...

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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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