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

Cardiac risk up with noncardiac surgery six months post-stent

(HealthDay)—Among post-stent patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, the incremental risk of adverse cardiac events is highest in the first six months following stent implantation, according to a study published in the ...

Cardiology

Extended post-stent treatment reduces risk of coronary thrombosis

Patients who took two anti-clotting medications beyond the standard 12 months after stent placement were significantly less likely to develop blood clots within their stents or to have a heart attack than those whose treatment ...

Cardiology

Vitamin K antagonist plus clopidogrel feasible for PCI

(HealthDay)—Vitamin K antagonists (VKA) combined with clopidogrel may be a better alternative to triple anticoagulant therapy in patients on long-term VKA undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and stenting, ...

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