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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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Can a big first dose of atorvastatin lower poor outcomes in patients with heart attacks?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate if a large first dose (loading dose) of atorvastatin (Lipitor) can reduce major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with heart attacks and unstable angina. Some background Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a term which describes heart attacks and unstable angina A heart attack is a...

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Stents vs. bypass – a 10 year follow-up in patients with coronary heart disease

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to treat coronary heart disease (CHD). They found that CABG was associated with a longer-term benefit than PCI. Some background Coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused by blockages to the vessels...

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Is angioplasty as safe as coronary artery bypass grafting in people with left main coronary artery disease?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DESs) to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD). It determined that PCI and CABG were equally safe, mortality-wise. However, PCI was associated with more non-fatal heart attacks,...

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Comparing treatment methods for non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary intervention with drug eluting stents in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome. This study concluded that non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome patients treated with coronary artery bypass grafting had better...

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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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How long should dual antiplatelet therapy be given after a drug-eluting stent insertion?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied how long dual antiplatelet therapy should be given for after a drug-eluting stent insertion. The authors concluded that continuing dual antiplatelet therapy beyond 12 months can be carefully considered in selected patients with low bleeding risk.  Some background A drug-eluting stent is a mesh wire structure...

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5-Year outcome of a bioresorbable stent

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the long-term outcomes from the implantation of a bioresorbable scaffold that releases everolimus in patients with coronary stenosis. The 5-year study found that the scaffold was safe for use.  Some background Coronary stenosis refers to narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. This is...

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