Cardiology

Results from the OPTIMIZE trial reported

The OPTIMIZE randomized trial comparing a novel, low-profile drug-eluting stent (DES) facilitating transradial access (TR) and direct stenting (DS) to existing DES did not establish non-inferiority of the new stent based ...

Cardiology

Impact of psoriasis explored for hospital outcomes of acute MI

(HealthDay)—Myocardial infarction (MI) events may occur earlier in life in patients with psoriasis, which in turn may affect hospital outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in the Journal of the American ...

Cardiology

Oral radiography can reveal chronic coronary artery disease

The calcification of the carotid artery is a sign of advanced arteriosclerosis, which may be associated with chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) and can lead to death. Such calcification can be seen in regular oral panoramic ...

Genetics

CYP2C19 genotyping may aid antiplatelet prescribing

(HealthDay)—Genotyping may provide some clinical benefit in prescribing antiplatelet therapies for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study published in the Aug. 25 issue of the ...

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