Tag Archive: acute coronary syndrome (ACS)

Sep 20

A real–world comparison of clopidogrel vs. prasugrel in about 12000 acute coronary syndrome (ACS)

A real–world comparison of clopidogrel vs. prasugrel in about 12000 acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients undergoing PCI revealed no significant differences in the rate of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) between the two antiplatelet agents, suggested a new study presented at the TCT 2014.

Sep 13

Patients with retinal artery occlusion (RAO)

Patients with retinal artery occlusion (RAO) may be at increased risk for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and should undergo a thorough cardiovascular examination and medical prevention for ACS, suggests a new study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

Aug 29

European societies have published a joint consensus statement on antithrombotic therapy in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF)

European societies have published a joint consensus statement on antithrombotic therapy in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) who present with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and may undergo PCI. The statement provides updates since the advent of new oral anticoagulant (NOAC) agents and “new–generation” drug–eluting stents (DES) and also addresses antithrombotic therapy in AF …

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Mar 04

A new scientific statement by the American Heart Association (AHA)

A new scientific statement by the American Heart Association (AHA) has recommended that depression should join the ranks of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and smoking as an official heart disease risk factor. The AHA Scientific Statement published online February 24 in Circulation notes that the combined findings support the call to formally “elevate depression to the …

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