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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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Benefits and risks of adding clopidogrel to aspirin therapy

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the benefits and risks of adding clopidogrel (Plavix) to aspirin in people at high risk of getting heart disease or having a stroke, and in people who already have heart disease. It was determined that the combination reduced the risk of heart attacks and stroke, but had no effect on mortality, and increased the...

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Is percutaneous coronary intervention effective in in patients with other conditions?

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on in-hospital mortality of patients who have had heart attacks. The effects of age, sex, type of heart attack, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease (CKD) were examined. It was determined that PCI reduced mortality in all groups. Some background PCI is an...

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Accurate Blood Pressure Readings Are More Important Than Ever Before

Accurate Blood Pressure Readings Are More Important Than Ever Before

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Stroke | 2 comments

These new goals are based on a significant number of research studies but especially the SPRINT study.  This was a large investigation with more than 9000 patients over the age of 50 whose blood pressure measured higher than 130 mm Hg.  Participants also had at least one of these risk facts:  1) “Presence of clinical or subclinical cardiovascular...

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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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