In a nutshell The aim of this study was to determine whether the proportion of platelets and neutrophils can be used to predict long-term negative outcomes in patients who have had a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI, a procedure done to improve blood flow and prevent heart attacks). Some background Neutrophils are cells that are...Read More
A history of a heart attack-Yes, once Posts on Medivizor
In a nutshell This paper examined the effect of rapidly reducing cholesterol levels. Some background High levels of fat in the body increases the risk of heart disease. Studies have shown that intensively reducing levels of cholesterol, with treatments such as statins (type of drug that reduces levels of cholesterol), can help patients...Read More
In a nutshell This article examined what factors increased the chances of a pericardial effusion after patients had their first heart attack. Some background Pericardial effusion is the abnormal accumulation of fluid around the heart. It occurs commonly after a heart attack. However, it is still unclear what the factors are that cause...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at heart attack patients who had more than one heart artery blocked (multivessel coronary disease) and investigated whether is was safer to surgically treat all of the blocked arteries or only treat the main artery causing the heart attack. Some background A heart attack occurs...Read More
In a nutshell This article evaluated the association between depressive symptoms following first-time heart attacks and additional cardiovascular events. Some background Depression represents a common affliction affecting thousands of patients following diagnosis of a serious medical condition. Depression is known to seriously affect activities of...Read More
Do the benefits outweigh the risks when using new anticoagulants with antiplatelet therapy after a heart attack?
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...Read More