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Is angioplasty as safe as coronary artery bypass grafting in people with left main coronary artery disease?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DESs) to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD). It determined that PCI and CABG were equally safe, mortality-wise. However, PCI was associated with more non-fatal heart attacks,...

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Physical activity reduces mortality in people with stable coronary heart disease

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the link between physical activity and mortality in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD). It was determined that increasing physical activity lowered mortality. Some background Increasing the duration and intensity of exercise decreases mortality in all people. At least 150 minutes of...

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Ridaforolimus-eluting stents found to be safe

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of ridaforolimus-eluting stents (RESs) to zotarolimus-eluting stents (ZESs). It was determined that RESs were as safe and effective as ZES. Some background Percutaneous coronary intervention (or angioplasty) is a non-surgical procedure where narrow or blocked arteries are widened or...

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Outcomes of primary percutaneous coronary intervention in older patients with heart attacks

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined people aged 85 years or older that were treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after a heart attack. It was determined that PCI is relatively safe in these patients. Some background PCI is an urgent non-surgical procedure that is used to treat heart attacks. A heart attack, or myocardial...

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Comparing treatment methods for non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary intervention with drug eluting stents in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome. This study concluded that non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome patients treated with coronary artery bypass grafting had better...

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Which sex is more likely to be readmitted to hospital after acute myocardial infarction?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if there was a link between gender and readmission rates after acute myocardial infarction. This study concluded that women, and in particular younger women, had a higher risk of readmission after acute myocardial infarction.  Some background Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is more commonly...

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Rescue During Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the Myth of Tongue-Swallowing

Rescue During Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the Myth of Tongue-Swallowing

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension | 1 comment

A-B-C – the beginning of the alphabet, a song by the Jackson 5 or the acronym that anyone who took CPR (coronary pulmonary resuscitation) before 2010 learned means Airway, Breathing, Chest Compression. I just learned that this CPR acronym is out-of-date.  Before 2010 I learned Airways – Tilt the victim’s head and lift his chin to open the...

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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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FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 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 | 1 comment

You may not know this but you can get warnings from the FDA on problems with prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs.  For example, on August 11, a FDA News Release issued this warning about over-the-counter liquid vitamins that are given to young children and those who cannot swallow pills. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is...

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