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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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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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Does low thyroid function increase the risk of death after heart attack?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are associated with a greater risk of death following a heart attack. They found that elevated TSH was associated with a greater risk of death following a heart attack. Some background Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced by the pituitary gland (in the...

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Exercise for people with heart disease

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper provided an overview of cardiac rehabilitation for people with heart disease.  Some background Cardiac rehabilitation involves activities done to improve the condition of heart disease. Activities such as exercise, psychological intervention, and patient education all form a part of cardiac...

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Can Tai Chi Chuan help after a heart attack?

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the impact of a Tai Chi Chuan cardiac rehabilitation program for patients recovering from a recent heart attack.  Some background After a heart attack, many patients have reduced heart function and reduced ability to exercise. Rehabilitation after a heart attack includes physical exercise to increase heart...

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Do the benefits outweigh the risks when using new anticoagulants with antiplatelet therapy after a heart attack?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether there were any benefits to adding a new generation anticoagulant to antiplatelet medication after a heart attack. Some background After a heart attack, patients are usually given antiplatelet medication – drugs that stop the initial stages of blood clot formation. Typically, they receive a...

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