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Drug-eluting stent vs bypass grafting in diabetic patients with coronary artery disease

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and effectiveness of percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stent (PCI-DES) vs coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) for patients with diabetes mellitus (DM).  The authors concluded that CABG was better than PC-DES in these patients.  Some background DM is a disorder where the...

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The effect of invasive management in elderly patients after a heart attack

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and effectiveness of invasive treatment in the management of patients that had an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI; heart attack). The authors concluded that invasive treatment caused lower adverse events in older high-risk patients.  Some background Multimorbidity (MM) is the...

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Does metformin treatment improve heart enlargement in coronary artery disease?

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if metformin (Glucophage) improves left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH; enlargement of the left lower chamber of the heart) in coronary artery disease (CAD). They found that this treatment improved LVH and other CAD symptoms.  Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a disease of the arteries supplying...

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Psychological distress and cardiovascular events – is there a link?

Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of psychological distress (PSD) on cardiovascular events (CVEs) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).  They found that PSD was associated with higher CVE rates in women only.  Some background Mental health disorders are an increasing health problem worldwide. These include anxiety...

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Does chronic use of beta-blockers increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on May 18, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the association between chronic (long-term) exposure to beta-blockers (BBs) with an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The authors concluded that the chronic use of BBs is associated with an increased risk for PD. Some background In PD, certain nerve cells (neurons) in the brain...

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The association between the inflammatory marker CRP, vitamin D levels and heart disease

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate the association between C-reactive protein (CRP; a marker of inflammation), vitamin D and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The main finding of the study was that high CRP levels and low vitamin D levels in the blood were associated with CVD. Some background CVD is a leading cause of death worldwide....

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Supraflex: A new ultra-thin drug releasing stent for patients with coronary artery disease

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to compare Supraflex (a new ultra-thin drug releasing stent) with a standard drug releasing stent (Xience) in the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). The main finding of the study was that the Supraflex had similar effectiveness as Xience. Some background CAD means that the blood vessels to the...

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Are high cholesterol and egg intake in the diet associated with heart disease?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate the association between dietary cholesterol and egg intake with heart disease and death. The main finding of the study was that higher intake of cholesterol or eggs was associated with a higher risk of heart disease and death. Some background Cholesterol is a nutrient in the human diet. Eggs have...

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Cholesterol-lowering agents and patient outcomes: a review of responses in patients over the age of 65

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of cholesterol-lowering agents on cardiovascular outcomes in patients aged over 65. They found that statins reduced the risk of cardiovascular events including heart attack and death. Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by blockages in the arteries supplying blood to...

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