Cardiology

Flu jab after heart attack should become standard care

Influenza vaccination reduces the risk of all-cause death, myocardial infarction, or stent thrombosis at 12 months in hospitalized patients with myocardial infarction or high-risk coronary disease, according to late breaking ...

Cardiology

Impact of age examined for ticagrelor monotherapy after PCI

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, ticagrelor monotherapy following three months of dual antiplatelet therapy significantly reduces clinically relevant bleeding compared with ticagrelor ...

Cardiology

Ticagrelor, prasugrel compared in ACS treated with PCI

(HealthDay)—For patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a postrandomization subgroup analysis suggests that a prasugrel-based strategy is superior to ...

Cardiology

Study shows registry data could support clinical trials

Data captured in NCDR registries is similar in quality, depth and granularity when compared to data captured through clinical trials, according to research in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions that compared data from the ...

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