Cardiology

Guideline-directed medical tx adherence low post CABG

(HealthDay)—Compliance with guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) is low, and remains higher in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), according to a review published ...

Neuroscience

New method may help predict risk of bleeding after stroke

A new scoring method may help predict who is at high risk of serious bleeding after a stroke, according to a study published in the August 2, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of ...

Cardiology

Snake venom might provide a safer antiplatelet drug

Researchers have designed a safer antiplatelet drug based on a snake venom, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal.

Cardiology

Major bleeding risk from drugs similar in elderly

(HealthDay)—The risk of major bleeding is similar for older patients with atrial fibrillation taking either antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs, according to a review published online April 10 in the Journal of Thrombosis ...

Cardiology

PPI cuts risk of warfarin-related upper GI bleeding

(HealthDay)—For patients beginning warfarin therapy, proton pump inhibitor (PPI) co-therapy is associated with reduced risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, according to a study published in the December issue of Gastroenterology.

Cardiology

DAPT use variable in patients with A-fib at risk of stroke

(HealthDay)—For patients with atrial fibrillation at moderate to high risk of stroke, dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) use is variable among those undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study ...

Cardiology

Ballooning platelets and the future of anti-thrombotic drugs

Membrane ballooning in platelets during the blood-clotting process is driven by a coordinated system of salt and water entry which may be modified pharmacologically, a new study from the University of Bristol has found. The ...

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