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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Prasugrel Associated With Increased Major Bleeding in High-Risk Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease

Aug. 31, 2015 — Prasugrel-based dual antiplatelet therapy is associated with increased major bleeding after stent implantation for high-risk patients with stable coronary artery disease, according to a secondary ... read more

Ticagrelor Administered in the Ambulance Reduces Ischaemic Events 24 Hours After PCI

Aug. 31, 2015 — Ticagrelor administered in the ambulance reduces ischaemic events 24 hours after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to new ... read more

Depressed Patients Have More Frequent Chest Pain Even in the Absence of Coronary Artery Disease

Aug. 31, 2015 — Depressed patients have more frequent chest pain even in the absence of coronary artery disease, according to results. The findings suggest that pain and depression may share a common neurochemical ... read more

New Analysis Adds Heart Failure Data for Sitagliptin

Aug. 31, 2015 — Patients with type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease can safely take the antihyperglycemic drug sitagliptin without an increased risk of cardiovascular complications - even if they have a history ... read more

Cold Weather Linked to Increased Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Aug. 30, 2015 — Cold weather is associated with increased risk of ischaemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to new research. The study in nearly 290,000 patients suggests that cool climate may ... read more

Recruitment of Leukocytes Is a Hallmark of Stent Thrombosis

Aug. 30, 2015 — Recruitment of leukocytes is a hallmark of stent thrombosis, according to new results. The findings suggest that immune cell mediated thrombotic processes may be a realistic target for novel ... read more

Aug. 29, 2015 — Pollution and weather influence outcomes after a heart attack, according to new ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Patients suffering from aneurysms that extend from their chest into their groin may be helped by a new stent graft, thanks to collaborative research. Mechanical engineers fluid flow modeling ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new study shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke, when compared with non-cancer stroke ... read more

Primary Prevention Use of Statins Increases Among the Oldest Old

Aug. 24, 2015 — The use of statins for primary prevention in patients without vascular disease older than 79 increased between 1999 and 2012, although there is little randomized evidence to guide the use of these ... read more

Anti-Aging Tricks from Dietary Supplement Seen in Mice

Aug. 21, 2015 — The dietary supplement alpha lipoic acid can stimulate telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens chromosomes' protective caps, with positive effects in a mouse model of atherosclerosis, scientists ... read more

Spouses of Stroke Survivors Face Lingering Health Issues

Aug. 20, 2015 — Caregiver spouses of stroke survivors are at an increased risk of mental and physical health issues that may continue for years after stroke. Spouses of stroke survivors reported lower scores in ... read more

Extracorporeal Life Support Is 'Bridge-to-Life' for Patients With Sudden Onset Cardiogenic Shock

Aug. 20, 2015 — The ideal management strategy for primary cardiogenic shock is a matter of debate. After some early discouraging experiences, the use of extracorporeal life support for patients with cardiogenic ... read more

Research Links Psoriasis, Depression

Aug. 20, 2015 — New research indicates that psoriasis patients may have an increased risk of ... read more

Working Long Hours Linked to Higher Risk of Stroke

Aug. 19, 2015 — Working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a 33 percent greater risk of stroke and a more modest (13 percent) increased risk of developing coronary heart disease compared with working a standard ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Patients with hypertension treated with acupuncture experienced drops in their blood pressure that lasted up to a month and a half, researchers have found. This work is the first to scientifically ... read more

Patient Satisfaction a Poor Surrogate for Quality of Care in Brain Surgery

Aug. 18, 2015 — Patient satisfaction is a very poor proxy for quality of care comparisons in elective cranial neurosurgery. Because deaths are rare events in elective cranial neurosurgery, reporting of surgeon or ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — A blood clot can potentially trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. Treatment requires finding its exact location, but current techniques can only look at one part of the body ... read more

Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Anger Compound Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Aug. 13, 2015 — Depressive symptoms, stress, anxiety, and anger and lack of social support in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were linked to atherosclerosis—a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries ... read more

Predicting Risk for Deadly Cardiac Events

Aug. 12, 2015 — A marker commonly used to determine if a patient is having a heart attack can also be used to identify stable patients at high risk for deadly cardiac events, according to a new ... read more

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