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Which treatment is best for patients with stable ischemic heart disease?

Which treatment is best for patients with stable ischemic heart disease?

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

In a nutshell This study compared the treatment of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) with percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PCI) or with medication alone. It found that the risk of mortality was the same in both groups. Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is when the blood vessels in the heart become blocked and the heart muscle...

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Does low dose colchicine reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in high risk patients?

Does low dose colchicine reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in high risk patients?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of colchicine (Colcrys) in the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). It found that patients treated with colchicine had a lower risk of heart attack, stroke, or heart disease-related death. Some background CAD is a disease in which the blood vessels in the heart become blocked. It can...

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Can aspirin used to reduce heart disease problems help to prevent COVID-19 infection?

Can aspirin used to reduce heart disease problems help to prevent COVID-19 infection?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the rate and duration of COVID-19 infection in patients taking aspirin compared to those not taking this drug. They found that patients taking aspirin were less likely to get COVID-19 infection and had a lower duration of disease compared to those not taking aspirin. Some background Aspirin is...

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Who is most likely to have bleeding problems after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)?

Who is most likely to have bleeding problems after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the risk of bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). It found patients who had chronic kidney disease, low body weight, diabetes, or who were aged over 80 were most likely to have bleeding problems. Some background Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a procedure commonly used to treat...

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Does long-term dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) increase the risk of bleeding after a PCI?

Does long-term dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) increase the risk of bleeding after a PCI?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the outcomes of patients treated with single or double long-term antiplatelet therapy (APT) after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES). It found that single APT (SAPT) resulted in a lower risk of bleeding compared to dual APT (DAPT).  Some...

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Do heart procedures reduce the risk of heart attack and death in patients with chronic coronary disease compared to medication alone?

Do heart procedures reduce the risk of heart attack and death in patients with chronic coronary disease compared to medication alone?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the risk of heart attack or death in patients with chronic coronary disease (CAD) treated with revascularization procedures plus medication or medication alone. It found that revascularization procedures did not reduce the risk of death compared with medication alone, while coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...

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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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