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 ...

Sleep apnea

CPAP doesn't alter renal function in coexisting OSA, CVD

(HealthDay)—For individuals with coexisting obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cardiovascular disease, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) does not alter renal function, according to a study published online July ...

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 ...

Cardiology

Single hs-cTnT measure, non-ischemic ECG can rule out AMI

(HealthDay)—For adults presenting to the emergency department with chest pain, a single high-sensitivity assay for cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) below the limit of detection and a non-ischemic electrocardiogram (ECG) can ...

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