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Which treatment is best for patients with stable ischemic heart disease?

Which treatment is best for patients with stable ischemic heart disease?

Posted by on May 6, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the treatment of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) with percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PCI) or with medication alone. It found that the risk of mortality was the same in both groups. Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is when the blood vessels in the heart become blocked and the heart muscle...

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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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Effectiveness of perindopril and beta-blockers in patients with stable coronary artery disease

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied whether adding perindopril (Aceon) to beta-blocker therapy could improve outcomes for patients with coronary artery disease. This study found that adding perindopril to beta-blocker therapy improved outcomes in patients with stable coronary artery disease.  Some background Coronary artery disease occurs when...

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What is the effect of ranolazine in patients having percutaneous coronary intervention?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied whether ranolazine (Ranexa) can improve blood flow in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Some background Angina (chest pain), usually occurs when there is not enough blood flow to the heart. Ranolazine has shown to reduce angina and ischemia (lack of blood flow to the heart). However, the...

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Using alternative antiplatelet drugs in patients intolerant to aspirin after stenting

Using alternative antiplatelet drugs in patients intolerant to aspirin after stenting

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

In a nutshell This study investigated whether patients with aspirin intolerance could receive an alternative antiplatelet medication after coronary angioplasty with stenting. Some background Patients who undergo a stenting procedure to dilate the blood vessels leading to the heart (coronary arteries) need to take drugs that prevent blood clots...

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