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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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Are second generation drug-eluting stents better than bare-metal stents?

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

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of second generation drug eluting stents (DES) and bare-metal stents (BMS) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). It was determined that second generation DES reduced the chances of experiencing a major adverse cardiac event (MACE).  Some background...

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Effects of high platelet reactivity after percutaneous coronary intervention

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of high platelet reactivity (HPR) on major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) in people who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). It was determined that people with HPR were more likely to have a MACE. Some background PCI (or angioplasty) is a non-surgical procedure where narrow or...

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Can sodium tanshinone IIA sulfate reduce the risk of heart attacks?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether sodium tanshinone IIA sulfate (STS) plus atorvastatin (Lipitor) would be more effective at lowering high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels than atorvastatin alone. It was determined that the combination reduced hs-CRP levels more than atorvastatin alone. Some background Coronary artery...

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Emergencies and Illness

Emergencies and Illness

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

After three hurricanes, flooding, fires and mudslides, and now severe cold and snow in the Deep South and throughout the country, the US has had its share of emergencies. Are you prepared? For people who rely on oxygen, who are on dialysis, have diabetes or other serious conditions, it is time to think about putting together some of the essentials.  What...

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