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Evaluating the long-term outcomes of angioplasty for patients with coronary heart disease

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

In a nutshell This study compared the long-term outcomes of different coronary angioplasty procedures in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). The authors found that staged CA was better at reducing the risk of complications compared to culprit CA. Some background CHD is caused by the narrowing of blood vessels that supply the heart...

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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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Can percutaneous coronary intervention lead to depression and anxiety?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms in patients with myocardial infarction who are treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. This study concluded that these patients had low rates of depression and anxiety symptoms following treatment, but these symptoms may increase after a...

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Changes in risk factors in patients with and without acute coronary syndrome

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied risk factors in patients with and without acute coronary syndrome who are undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. The authors concluded that there were differences in risk factors between patients with or without acute coronary syndrome.  Some background In cardiovascular disease, blood vessels are...

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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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Outcomes following coronary stenting with different drug-eluting and bare-metal stents

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

In a nutshell This article analyzed data currently available regarding the outcomes using different types of stents to restore circulation through the coronary arteries following a heart attack. Researchers compared the use of bare-metal stents and drug-eluting stents (first and second generation). Some background Stenting is a procedure done as...

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