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 ...

Cardiology

On-pump CABG leads to higher rates of five-year survival

(HealthDay)—Five years after coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, patients whose operation was performed with cardiopulmonary bypass (on pump) lived longer than those whose surgeons performed the procedure without ...

Cardiology

Continuing statin after adverse Rx tied to lower cardiac risk

(HealthDay)—For patients with an adverse reaction to a statin, continued statin prescriptions are associated with lower incidence of cardiovascular events and death, according to a study published online July 25 in the ...

Cardiology

Benefits of continued statin use after adverse reactions

Statins are known to reduce the risk of death and cardiovascular events for people who are at high risk; however, as many as 75 percent of patients discontinue statin therapy within two years, often after reporting an adverse ...

Diabetes

Coronary CT angiography ups prediction of MACE in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes, the addition of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA)-detected obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) improves prediction of major adverse cardiovascular ...

Cardiology

Ischemic outcomes don't vary with gender in ACS patients

(HealthDay)—For acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and receiving clopidogrel, prasugrel, or ticagrelor, ischemic outcome does not differ by gender, according to a ...

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