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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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Does drinking coffee increase the risk of heart disease?

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

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to see if people with certain genes (that make the body less effective at breaking down coffee) have an increased risk of heart disease when they regularly drink coffee. The main finding of the study was that heavy coffee drinking was associated with an increased risk of heart disease and this risk did not change...

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Biolimus-eluting vs. bare-metal stents: what are the long-term benefits after a heart attack?

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term effectiveness of biolimus-eluting stents (BES) versus bare-metal stents (BMS) to treat heart attacks. They found that BES was linked to a reduced risk of major cardiac events (MACE) after 5 years. Some background Myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack is a serious cardiac event. It is caused by...

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Is early intervention in acute coronary syndrome more successful?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if early intervention in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) improves clinical outcomes (COs). They found that early intervention does not have an effect on long-term COs in ACS. Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is used to describe heart conditions caused by reduced blood flow. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...

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The effect of the DASH diet on heart disease

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of the DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) diet on heart disease, blood pressure and diabetes in patients with and without diabetes. The main finding of this study was that the DASH diet is associated with a decreased risk of heart disease and improves blood pressure in patients...

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The effect of the DASH diet on heart disease

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of the DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) diet on heart disease, blood pressure and diabetes in patients with and without diabetes. The main finding of this study was that the DASH diet is associated with a decreased risk of heart disease and improves blood pressure in patients...

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The effects of widening blood vessels on maximum blood flow to the heart in patients with coronary artery disease

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effects of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) on maximum blood flow in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The main finding of the study was that these procedures stopped the decrease in maximum blood flow through the heart arteries. Some...

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How effective and cost-efficient is ranolazine compared to other anti-angina drugs?

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

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the effectiveness and cost of ranolazine compared to other anti-angina drugs. The main finding of the study was that ranolazine users had lower rates of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and overall hospitalizations, but higher rates of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and hospitalizations due to...

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