Blood pressure medications reduce stroke, heart attack in peritoneal dialysis patients

Two classes of blood pressure medications are associated with a 16 percent lower risk of cardiovascular events in patients who are undergoing peritoneal dialysis.
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Conclusion of first report:In patients with anterior Killip class II or less ST-segment –elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention, early intravenous metoprolol before reperfusion reduced infarct size and increased left ventricular ejection fraction with no excess of adverse events during the first 24 hours after STEMI.Conclusion of 2nd report: In patients with anterior Killip class  ≤II STEMI undergoing pPCI, early IV metoprolol before reperfusion resulted in higher long-term LVEF, reduced incidence of severe LV systolic dysfunction and ICD indications, and fe...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Hemorrhagic stroke (HS) is a feared complication of Fibrinolytic therapy (FT). Risk assessment scores may help in risk stratification to reduce this complication. Patients (admissions) ≥18 years with a primary diagnosis of STEMI who received systemic thrombolysis were extracted from Nationwide Inpatient Sample database and stratified and compared based on CHA2DS2VASC score 0-3, 4-6 and 7-9 as low, intermediate and high risk respectively. The primary outcomes of interest were hem orrhagic stroke (HS) and mortality.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news
Abstract The prevention of atherothrombotic events is an essential therapeutic goal in the treatment of patients with arteriosclerotic diseases. After plaque rupture, a rapidly growing thrombus can lead to acute vascular occlusion and thus heart attack, stroke or limb ischaemia. The acute therapy combines anticoagulation and platelet inhibition. However, the only available therapy so far in the primary and secondary prevention of stable patients is the platelet inhibitors aspirin and clopidogrel. Despite the use of antiplatelet therapies, including aspirin and P2Y12-receptor antagonists, some patients with artery ...
Source: Hamostaseologie - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Hamostaseologie Source Type: research
SUPPLEMENTS could be sued to improve heart health, as well as to lower the risk of heart attack and high blood pressure symptoms. Add these cheap capsules to your daily diet to lower your chances of heart disease and strokes.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Severely obese patients who had weight-loss surgery were 40 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke over five years, versus those on standard diabetes care, according to a new study.
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CONCLUSION: In this study assessing atherectomy in obese patients, OA and RA demonstrated comparable outcomes with complication rates within an acceptable range. It demonstrates that OA and RA can be safely performed in this high-risk patient subset with CAC. PMID: 30318482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: Journal of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation, Volume 25Author(s): Karson Tam, Qun-Jid Lee, Yiu-Chung WongAbstractIntroductionThe demand of knee arthroplasty is increasing worldwide with aging population. Even though unicompartmental knee replacement is associated with fewer complications namely stroke, myocardial infarction, thrombo-embolism, blood transfusion and mortality, it merely comprises 3–8% of knee arthroplasties. The aim of the study is to establish the role of unicompartmental knee replacement by evaluating the benefits and risks of unicompartmental knee replace...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
A small study of the Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) Tiara transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) in high-risk patients revealed a 100% procedural success rate and immediate elimination of mitral regurgitation. Published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, the study also showed no death, myocardial infarction, stroke, major bleeding, or access site complications at 30 days. The twelve patients in the study had had a previous aortic valve replacement. Such patients have been excluded from most TMVR trials because of the potential risks of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction or interaction between the T...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Blog Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Replacement Heart Valves Research & Development Mayo Clinic neovasc Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news
New research suggests obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes
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