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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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Antidepressive medications – what is their effect in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). They found that SSRIs were associated with a lower risk compared to other anti-depressants. Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a serious medical condition. It can lead to major...

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Ticagrelor – the safety and effectiveness of new strategies to reduce clotting events.

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the use of ticagrelor (Brilique) to prevent blood clots in patients with cardiovascular disease. They found that ticagrelor was associated with improved patient survival and a lower risk of cardiovascular events.  Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a serious condition....

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Evaluating an implantable device for early recognition of a heart attack

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to examine how effective a new implantable device is in recognizing and alerting patients that they are having a heart attack. The main finding of the study was that the device successfully detected heart attacks and alerted patients of a potential blockage of their blood vessels. Some background Heart disease...

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How important is it to take medications after a heart attack?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The purpose of this study was to see how good patients are at actually taking their medications properly after a heart attack. The study also looked at the relationship between taking them properly and further heart attacks and strokes. The main finding of the study was that taking these medications properly reduced the risk of death and...

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