Monthly Archive: June 2014

Jun 06

A new study has suggested that early survival benefits with azithromycin significantly outweigh the risk of nonfatal MI in male

A new study has suggested that early survival benefits with azithromycin significantly outweigh the risk of nonfatal MI in male veterans hospitalized with community–acquired pneumonia. The study was published in the June 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Jun 06

A diet rich in polyphenols, that includes dark chocolate, green tea, coffee, and extra virgin olive oil,

A diet rich in polyphenols, that includes dark chocolate, green tea, coffee, and extra virgin olive oil, significantly improves glucose metabolism in individuals at high risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, reported a new study presented at the European Atherosclerosis Society 2014 Congress (EAS 2014).

Jun 05

A planned secondary analysis of the TERISA study has revealed that ranolazine modestly improves quality of life in type 2 diabetics

A planned secondary analysis of the TERISA study has revealed that ranolazine modestly improves quality of life in type 2 diabetics taking it for angina. The study is published online June 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Jun 05

A novel analysis of the PREDIMED study, presented at the European Atherosclerosis Society 2014 Congress (EAS 2014)

A novel analysis of the PREDIMED study, presented at the European Atherosclerosis Society 2014 Congress (EAS 2014), has suggested that individuals who adhered to the Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin oil had significant regression of the carotid vessel–wall volume in comparison with those who ate a control diet low in saturated fat.

Jun 04

The MODE and SAMBA studies have provided some evidence that an HDL mimetic, CER–001,

The MODE and SAMBA studies have provided some evidence that an HDL mimetic, CER–001, might be successful in reducing the burden of atherosclerosis in patients with genetic lipid abnormalities. Both the studies were presented at the European Atherosclerosis Society 2014 Congress (EAS 2014).

Jun 04

A study presented at the 2014 European Congress on Obesity has revealed that combining body mass index (BMI)

A study presented at the 2014 European Congress on Obesity has revealed that combining body mass index (BMI) and waist–to–height ratio (WHtR) may better identify which overweight and obese individuals are at highest risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes than either measurement alone.

Jun 03

Longer–term results from a single–arm trial of the Diamondback 360° orbital atherectomy system have revealed durable effects for patients with severely calcified lesions

Longer–term results from a single–arm trial of the Diamondback 360° orbital atherectomy system have revealed durable effects for patients with severely calcified lesions, reports a novel research. At 1 year, the rate of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) was 16.4%, which was comparable with other recent trials.

Jun 03

A radiation detector that emits audible beeps could possibly help interventional cardiologists and others in the cardiac catheterization laboratory reduce their exposure

A radiation detector that emits audible beeps could possibly help interventional cardiologists and others in the cardiac catheterization laboratory reduce their exposure, reports a new study presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Meeting

Jun 02

Raised systolic and diastolic blood pressures may have different effects on different types of cardiovascular diseases and at different ages

Raised systolic and diastolic blood pressures may have different effects on different types of cardiovascular diseases and at different ages, reports a new research from England published in a special themed issue of The Lancet. Higher systolic blood pressure poses a greater risk of intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and stable angina, whereas raised diastolic blood …

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Jun 02

New angiographic data from the Preventive Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction (PRAMI)

New angiographic data from the Preventive Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction (PRAMI) trial have shown that the degree of stenosis in nonculprit arteries is associated with risk of subsequent events. Additionally, patients with moderate blockages not treated at the time of primary PCI might eventually have events. The findings were presented at the Society for …

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