Category Archive: Innovations in Cardiology (IIC) Summit 2014

Sep 06

Innovations in Cardiology (IIC) Summit 2014

Dr Rajneesh Kapoor Higher potassium intake reduces ischemic stroke A latest analysis from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study published online in Stroke September 4 has suggested that higher intake of potassium is associated with a lower risk for all stroke and ischemic stroke, especially for women without hypertension, as well as all–cause mortality in …

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Sep 05

Innovations in Cardiology (IIC) Summit 2014

Dr Rajneesh Kapoor Thrombectomy in PCI for STEMI patients offers no extra benefits The 12–month randomized TASTE (Thrombus Aspiration in ST–Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Scandinavia) trial reported at the ESC Congress 2014 that routine manual thrombus aspiration before PCI, as compared with PCI alone, did not reduce all–cause mortality or the composite of death from …

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Aug 28

Innovations in Cardiology (IIC) Summit 2014

(Dr Rajneesh Kapoor) Running and heart risk Several professional society guidelines recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate–intensity exercise 5 to 7 days per week, but this is not achievable for all patients. A non–randomized study, published in J Am Coll Cardiol 2014 Aug 5;64(5):472–81, concluded that running, even 5–10 min/day and at slow speeds