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Aerobic exercise reduces the amount of fat in the blood in patients with heart disease

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between aerobic exercise and fat in the blood (triglycerides) in patients with heart disease. The main finding of the study was that aerobic exercises reduced triglycerides in these patients. Some background It was previously thought that LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) was...

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Cholesterol levels and management of high cholesterol in patients with heart disease

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The purpose of this study was to investigate the cholesterol levels and the management of high cholesterol in patients with acute coronary syndrome (heart attack/angina). Patients who had a STEMI (a specific type of heart attack) had worse cholesterol levels but had better cholesterol levels after 12 months of statin therapy. Some...

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Which blood pressure lowering drug better protects the heart after a heart attack in patients with diabetes?

Posted by on Dec 22, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) in protecting the heart in patients with diabetes that have had a heart attack and who had stents placed. The main finding of the study was that ACEI reduced the risk of major adverse...

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Short-term anti-platelet therapy: can it prevent cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated if short-term dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) improves outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). They found that short-term DAPT did not increase the risk of heart attacks or clots after PCI. Some background Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) may have blockages in the arteries supplying...

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Does heart rate predict the success of percutaneous coronary intervention?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if heart rate can predict the success following a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). They found that a higher heart rate (HR) before PCI was linked to a short-term risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE; stroke, heart attack or death due to heart disease). Some background Coronary artery disease...

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Perindopril and amlodipine – can this combination prevent organ damage in ischemic heart disease?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of the drug combination perindopril and amlodipine (PEAM) on organ damage in patients with hypertension and ischemic heart disease (IHD). They found that PEAM was effective in reducing blood pressure and organ damage in these patients. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a...

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Does depression increase death risk in patients with coronary heart disease?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated if there is a link between depressive symptoms and sudden death in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). They found that patients with depressive symptoms have a higher risk of sudden cardiac death. Some background Coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. There are a...

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Does dipyrone interfere with the effects of aspirin in patients with coronary heart disease?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if dipyrone interacts with aspirin in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). They found that dipyrone interferes with aspirin and should be used with caution in patients with CHD. Some background Coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. This can be caused by a number of...

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Stents vs. bypass – a 10 year follow-up in patients with coronary heart disease

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to treat coronary heart disease (CHD). They found that CABG was associated with a longer-term benefit than PCI. Some background Coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused by blockages to the vessels...

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