Cardiology

Pollution and winter linked with rise in heart attack treatment

Heavily polluted areas have a higher rate of angioplasty procedures to treat blocked arteries than areas with clean air, according to research to be presented at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. ...

Medications

Ezetimibe reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes

Patients with a history of coronary heart disease (CHD) or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) benefit more from treatment with a statin in combination with ezetimibe than from treatment with a statin alone. However, there is no ...

Cardiology

Aspirin still first-line therapy for unstable angina/NSTEMI

(HealthDay) -- Aspirin is still the first line of therapy for patients with unstable angina or non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), and ticagrelor can be used in place of clopidogrel or prasugrel instead of aspirin ...

Medical research

Painkiller undermines aspirin's anti-clotting action

Millions of Americans take Celebrex for arthritis or other pain. Many, if they are middle-aged or older, also take a low-dose aspirin tablet daily to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Yet they may be getting little ...

Medical research

Ticagrelor: Considerable added benefit for specific patients

Since the start of 2011, the active ingredient ticagrelor can be prescribed in Germany in addition to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) to avoid blood clots in patients with acute ischaemia of the cardiac muscle. The German Institute ...

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Unstable angina is a type of angina pectoris that is irregular. It is a type of acute coronary syndrome.

It can be difficult to distinguish from non–Q-wave myocardial infarction.

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