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Stent options for patients undergoing PCI

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of everolimus (Afinitor) eluting bioresorbable stents and everolimus eluting metallic stents in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. This study concluded that there was there was no difference in effectiveness between the two stent types in patients undergoing percutaneous...

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Can percutaneous coronary intervention lead to depression and anxiety?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms in patients with myocardial infarction who are treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. This study concluded that these patients had low rates of depression and anxiety symptoms following treatment, but these symptoms may increase after a...

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Improved quality of life for coronary heart disease patients with sleep apnea

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to determine the impact of overnight (nocturnal) supplemental oxygen and continuous positive airway pressure in patients with coronary heart disease and obstructive sleep apnea.    This study concluded that patients who receive these treatments have improvements in health-related quality of life.  Some...

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A new way of testing for cardiac dysfunction

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) could be used as a method to detect cardiac dysfunction in patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease. This study concluded that CPET could be used as an effective detection method.  Some background Coronary artery disease occurs when plaque...

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Nicorandil as a treatment for stable angina

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the use of nicorandil (Ikorel) in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients who have stable angina. This study concluded that using nicorandil with the standard antianginal therapy reduced the number of ischemic attacks in stable angina patients when compared to the standard antianginal therapy alone....

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What are the long-term outcomes of treatments for MINOCA disease?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the long-term effects of different treatments for patients with myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary artery (MINOCA) disease. This study concluded that statins and ACE inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers provided long-term benefit to patients with MINOCA disease.  Some background...

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Can using two inhibitors increase the risk of heart related events in diabetes patients?

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if using both an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor, alogliptin (Nesina) in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with recent acute coronary syndrome led to increased risk of cardiovascular events. This study concluded there was no increased risk of...

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Can anxiety and depressive disorders be triggered by myocardial infarction?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to examine the association between psychiatrist-diagnosed psychiatric disorders and cardiovascular prognosis. The study determined that the risk of anxiety and depressive disorders was increased in patients after acute myocardial infarction.  Some background Acute myocardial infarction (MI) is more...

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Can diabetic status help in determining adverse events of acute coronary syndromes?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to determine the timing of mortality and other non-fatal adverse events according to diabetic status and type of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It was found that the type of ACS but not the diabetic status determines the timing of fatal and non-fatal adverse events. Some background Patients with diabetes mellitus...

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