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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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CHOLESTEROL can cause heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, but may be lowered through statins. These drugs may also be used to fight infectious diseases, such as malaria and typhoid, according to new research.
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Stopping statin therapy after ischaemic stroke should be discouraged to avoid increased risk of another stroke.
Source: Clinical Pharmacist - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The most recent series of ACAS ≥70% and BMT had an overall stroke rate which is relatively low; however, the risk of developing symptoms is still relevant (3.4%/year). PMID: 28816542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Conclusion This large, valuable study confirms that – as has long been thought – an increased BMI is linked with an increased risk of heart disease. It shows that people with an obese BMI had a higher risk of heart disease, even if they didn't have other risk factors like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, proving that body fat is an independent risk factor. That said, this study does have some limitations. For example, definitions of being metabolically unhealthy aren't entirely consistent with other definitions of metabolic syndrome. This was also only assessed at the start of the study, and risk fac...
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Dr Mandrola challenges the orthodoxy of mandatory statins in patients who present with stroke (or TIA) because the patients he sees often don't resemble those in the clinical trials.theheart.org on Medscape
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PATIENTS who stop taking statins after suffering a stroke are at greater risk of suffering another one, according to new research.
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A nationwide study found one-fifth of patients discontinued statins 3 to 6 months after discharge for an ischemic stroke, while another study found less than half were ever prescribed a statin upon leaving the hospital.Medscape Medical News
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(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
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(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
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Stroke survivors who stop taking cholesterol-lowering statins are at increased risk for another stroke, a new study finds.
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