T effect of low dose colchicine in patients with stable coronary artery disease: The LoDoCo2 trial rationale, design and baseline characteristics

ConclusionThe LoDoCo2 Trial will provide information on the efficacy and safety of low dose colchicine for secondary prevention in patients with stable coronary artery disease.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION:  We demonstrate that increased clot AUC predicts future cardiovascular events in stable CAD patients receiving aspirin monotherapy. PMID: 31733633 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thrombosis and Haemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Thromb Haemost Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Mohammed Shurrab, Asaf Danon, Sami Alnasser, Benedict Glover, Anna Kaoutskaia, Mark Henderson, David Newman, Eugene Crystal, Dennis KoAbstractBackgroundThe choice of antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who have an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is challenging. We aimed to assess outcomes between dual antithrombotic therapy with DOACs plus an antiplatelet agent (Dual therapy) in comparison to warfarin plus two antiplatelet agents (Triple therap...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract Introduction: Many publications on coronary surgery and carotid stenosis (CS) can be found, but we do not have enough information about the relationship between ischemic stroke, CS and non-coronary cardiac surgery. Objectives: To evaluate the incidence and risk factors associated with the stroke and CS ≥ 50% in patients undergoing non-coronary surgeries. Objectives: We assessed 241 patients, aged 40 years or older, between 2009 and 2016, operated in Santa Casa de Miseric órdia de Ponta Grossa-PR, Brazil. We perform carotid Doppler in patients 40 years of age or older before any cardiac surgery as a routi...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Burda R, Morochovič R, Némethová M, Burda J Abstract The aim of this study was to verify the possibility of preparation and effectiveness of the use of blood plasma containing an effector of ischemic tolerance activated by applying two sublethal stresses to a donor. As sublethal stresses, two periods of 20-minute hindlimb ischemia were used with a two-day interval between them. Active plasma was isolated six hours after the second hindlimb ischemia. The effectiveness of active plasma as well as remote postconditioning was tested after three hours of tourniquet-induced ischemia on the gastroc...
Source: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Plast Surg Hand Surg Source Type: research
ConclusionThe LoDoCo2 Trial will provide information on the efficacy and safety of low-dose colchicine for secondary prevention in patients with stable coronary artery disease.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate routine GPI use in STEMI treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention.MethodsOnline databases were searched for randomized controlled trials of routine GPI vs control therapy in STEMI. Data from retrieved studies were abstracted and evaluated in a comprehensive meta-analysis. Twenty-one randomized controlled trials with 8585 patients were included: 10 trials randomized tirofiban, 9 abciximab, 1 trial eptifibatide, and 1 trial used abciximab+tirofiban; only 1 trial used dual antiplatelet therapy with prasugrel/ticagrelor.ResultsRoutine GPI use was associated with a significant reducti...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAMI patients in Taiwan with HIS had similar clinical outcomes to those with non-HIS. Using HIS for effective reduction of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is safe in Taiwan.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Current study was to evaluate the prevalence of guideline recommended medications adherence in myocardial infarction (MI) patients postpercutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and the association of medication nonadherence and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs). MI patients who underwent PCI in the last 12 months were enrolled. Demographic and clinical characteristics were collected and guideline recommended medications were evaluated. Patients were divided into with and without MACEs groups. Compared to patients without MACEs, those with MACEs were older (54.8 ± 16.4 vs 51.1 ± 15.2 years),...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
This study is also a reminder that the health impact of a particular intervention (such as diet) may not be easy to predict or explain. In most cases, the risk of stroke and heart disease tend to rise or fall together, but that wasn’t the case in this research. Beware the study’s limitations This study linking a vegetarian diet with a higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke has a number of important limitations that should temper the concerns of vegetarians. The study was observational. That means it simply observed what happened among different people who followed different diets over time, without being able to ac...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Healthy Eating Heart Health Hypertension and Stroke Source Type: blogs
LCZ696 (sacubitril/valsartan) is an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor and has shown beneficial effects in patients with heart failure. However, whether LCZ696 protects against left atrial (LA) and LA appendage (LAA) dysfunction is still unclear. The present study aimed to assess the efficacy of LCZ696 for improving the function of LA and LAA. We performed both a retrospective study comparing LCZ696 with angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) to assess the efficacy of LCZ696 in patients with atrial fibrillation and an animal study in a mouse model with pressure overload. LA peak systolic strain, LAA emptying flow velo...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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