Monthly Archive: January 2016

Jan 30

Colchicine for prevention of cardiovascular events

Hemkens LG et al have stated that colchicine may have substantial benefits in reducing myocardial infarction in selected high-risk populations but uncertainty about the size of the effect on survival and other cardiovascular outcomes is high, especially in the general population from which most of the studies in our review were drawn. Colchicine is associated …

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Jan 28

Heart attack statement on women

Despite some improvements in cardiovascular care, women today remain “understudied, underdiagnosed and undertreated leading to the publication of the first scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) on heart attacks in women. The statement published in the journal Circulation concluded that the undertreatment with guideline-based recommendations is “leading to worse outcomes and increased rates …

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Jan 24

Ancient Indian wisdom seems to be getting validated by new age research. The Journal of Nutrition reports that aged garlic extract supplement can reverse plaque build-up in arteries and thus limit the progression of heart disease.

Ancient Indian wisdom seems to be getting validated by new age research. The Journal of Nutrition reports that aged garlic extract supplement can reverse plaque build-up in arteries and thus limit the progression of heart disease. The study, which was conducted at LA BioMed observed low-attenuation plaque reduction in arteries of patients with metabolic syndrome …

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Jan 23

First MI patients more likely to have periodontitis

A study published in January 13 issue of Circulation quoting a researchers at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden and Malmö University, Sweden has revealed that patients who had first MI were more likely to have periodontitis than matched controls. The ratio was 43 percent to 33 percent. The study was named Periodontitis and Its Relation …

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Jan 12

American Journal of Cardiology Update – Radial vs femoral access for PCI in NST ACS

A meta-analysis evaluating radial vs femoral access for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome reports in the January issue of American Journal of Cardiology that in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome undergoing PCI, radial access is associated with decreased bleeding and access-site complications.

Jan 09

The Ranolazine for Incomplete Vessel Revascularization (RIVER-PCI) Trial evaluating the effects of ranolazine on angina and quality of life after percutaneous coronary intervention with incomplete revascularization concluded that despite ICR following PCI

The Ranolazine for Incomplete Vessel Revascularization (RIVER-PCI) Trial evaluating the effects of ranolazine on angina and quality of life after percutaneous coronary intervention with incomplete revascularization concluded that despite ICR following PCI, there was no incremental benefit in angina or QOL measures by adding ranolazine in this angiographically-identified population. These measures markedly improved within 1 …

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Jan 03

Progression of coronary artery calcification (CAC)

Progression of coronary artery calcification (CAC) appears to raise atrial fibrillation in a dose-dependent fashion, suggest new findings from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.

Jan 02

A new study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology,

A new study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, suggests that the cytokine IL-17 A is protective and suppresses kidney damage in response to diabetes.

Jan 02

Noncardiac surgery soon after getting a stent carries higher risks for patients who were sickest when they received their stent — those with myocardial infarction (MI)

Noncardiac surgery soon after getting a stent carries higher risks for patients who were sickest when they received their stent — those with myocardial infarction (MI) as the indication rather than a less serious blockage, reported a study published online December 30 in JAMA Surgery

Jan 01

Cardiovascular-specific mortality is increased in patients undergoing vascular surgery who develop acute kidney injury (AKI)

Cardiovascular-specific mortality is increased in patients undergoing vascular surgery who develop acute kidney injury (AKI), suggested a retrospective study published online in JAMA Surgery.

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