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Statins after stroke, MI definition, dietary sodium, gene editing, and a potential new way to image coronaries are the topics discussed by Dr John Mandrola in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape
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Publication date: June 2018Source: Surgery (Oxford), Volume 36, Issue 6Author(s): A. Ross NaylorAbstractThe most common single cause of ischaemic carotid territory stroke is thromboembolism from stenoses in the extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA). In the majority, embolism is preceded by an acute change in plaque morphology predisposing the patient to overlying thrombus formation and embolization. The management of patients with carotid artery disease mandates risk factor modification, antiplatelet and statin therapy in everyone. There is grade A, level I evidence that recently symptomatic patients with 50–99%...
Source: Surgery (Oxford) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2018Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Clément Prati, Céline Demougeot, Xavier Guillot, Maxime Sondag, Frank Verhoeven, Daniel WendlingAbstractAnkylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory joint disease that involves the entheses, causing inflammatory pain and functional impairments. Patients may experience extraarticular manifestations such as uveitis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease. These, together with the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis and the development of spinal fusion, are the main determinants of adverse disease o...
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Lancet Diabetes &Endocrinology, Volume 6, Issue 7Author(s): L Gnatiuc, WG Herrington, J Halsey, J Tuomilehto, X Fang, HC Kim, D De Bacquer, AJ Dobson, MH Criqui, DR Jacobs, DA Leon, SAE Peters, H Ueshima, P Sherliker, R Peto, R Collins, RR Huxley, JR Emberson, M Woodward, S LewingtonSummaryBackgroundSeveral studies have shown that diabetes confers a higher relative risk of vascular mortality among women than among men, but whether this increased relative risk in women exists across age groups and within defined levels of other risk factors is uncertain. We aimed to determine wheth...
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsTreatment with evolocumab is associated with a lower frequency of cardiovascular events, but is inefficient for patients suitable to receive this drug in the Spanish National Health System.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosAnalizar la razón de coste-efectividad y el impacto presupuestario del tratamiento con evolocumab (inhibidor de la PCSK9) para pacientes en prevención secundaria en el Sistema Nacional de Salud español.MétodosSe realizaron, desde la perspectiva del sistema sanitario público, análisis de impacto presupuestario, modelos de árbol de decisi&oacu...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAmong clinically stable DES-treated patients on aspirin monotherapy, high-intensity statin treatment significantly reduced late adverse events compared with low-intensity statin treatment.Clinical trial registration: URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT01557075.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosLa vigente guía de práctica clínica para el tratamiento de la hipercolesterolemia recomienda mantener la terapia intensiva con estatinas de los pacientes tratados con implante de stent farmacoactivo (SFA). Sin embargo, el tratamiento intensivo con estatinas, una vez estabiliz...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere are large gaps in the use of proven medications for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in South America. Strategies to improve the sustained use of these medications will likely reduce cardiovascular disease burden substantially.
Source: Global Heart - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Patients treated with statins after a stroke show lower incidence of fractures, a study in the Journal of Clinical Metabolism reports.Healio
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Publication date: June 2018Source: Surgery (Oxford), Volume 36, Issue 6Author(s): A. Ross NaylorAbstractThe most common single cause of ischaemic carotid territory stroke is thromboembolism from stenoses in the extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA). In the majority, embolism is preceded by an acute change in plaque morphology predisposing the patient to overlying thrombus formation and embolization. The management of patients with carotid artery disease mandates risk factor modification, antiplatelet and statin therapy in everyone. There is grade A, level I evidence that recently symptomatic patients with 50–99%...
Source: Surgery (Oxford) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2018Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Clément Prati, Céline Demougeot, Xavier Guillot, Maxime Sondag, Frank Verhoeven, Daniel WendlingAbstractAnkylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory joint disease that involves the entheses, causing inflammatory pain and functional impairments. Patients may experience extraarticular manifestations such as uveitis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease. These, together with the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis and the development of spinal fusion, are the main determinants of adverse disease o...
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Lancet Diabetes &Endocrinology, Volume 6, Issue 7Author(s): L Gnatiuc, WG Herrington, J Halsey, J Tuomilehto, X Fang, HC Kim, D De Bacquer, AJ Dobson, MH Criqui, DR Jacobs, DA Leon, SAE Peters, H Ueshima, P Sherliker, R Peto, R Collins, RR Huxley, JR Emberson, M Woodward, S LewingtonSummaryBackgroundSeveral studies have shown that diabetes confers a higher relative risk of vascular mortality among women than among men, but whether this increased relative risk in women exists across age groups and within defined levels of other risk factors is uncertain. We aimed to determine wheth...
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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