Cardiology

Weight loss drug does not increase cardiovascular events

A weight loss drug does not increase cardiovascular events, according to late breaking results from the CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 trial presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress and published in the New England Journal ...

Cardiology

Previous stroke tied to higher risks in aortic valve replacement

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), previous stroke is a risk factor for recurrent ischemic stroke and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), according to a study published ...

Cardiology

Genetic test may improve post-stent treatment, outcome

Using genetic testing to inform which blood thinner to use following a procedure to open narrowed blood vessels resulted in significantly fewer complications among patients, according to new research in Circulation: Genomic ...

Cardiology

High-risk plaque on coronary CTA linked to future MACE

(HealthDay)—For outpatients with stable chest pain, high-risk plaque found by coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is associated with subsequent major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), according to a study ...

Cardiology

CYP2C19-genotype guided antiplatelet tx may be beneficial

(HealthDay)—Patients with a CYP2C19 loss-of-function allele have increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) with clopidogrel versus alternative antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention ...

Cardiology

How much can watching hockey stress your heart?

Sporting events often leave people on the edge of their seats, but what does all that excitement do to their hearts? A new study suggests that both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat can have a substantial effect ...

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