Prognostic significance of reticulated platelet levels in diabetic patients with stable coronary artery disease.

Prognostic significance of reticulated platelet levels in diabetic patients with stable coronary artery disease. Platelets. 2019 Dec 17;:1-7 Authors: Perl L, Matatov Y, Koronowski R, Lev EI, Solodky A Abstract Levels of reticulated platelets (RP) increase during high platelet turnover conditions, and have been shown to correlate with diabetes mellitus (DM) status. Little is known regarding the prognostic significance of levels of RP among patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD).The study consisted of patients with SCAD and DM, who visited our cardiology outpatient clinic between June 2016 and February 2017. RP levels were measured at baseline as immature platelet fraction (IPF)%, using flow cytometry. Outcomes at 2 years consisted of bleeding events and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), which included death, myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accident and urgent revascularization.The study included 104 patients (mean age - 71.2 ± 9.5 years, 76.9% were male, and 83.7% had hypertension). IPF was significantly higher at baseline among patients who had suffered from a MACE (4.57% vs. 2.53%, p
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ConclusionAspirin reduced the risks of MACCE and cancer without increasing the bleeding risk in elderly Koreans with hypertension, T2DM, or dyslipidemia. Moreover, the benefits of the long-term use of aspirin in reducing the risks of MACCE were demonstrated. However, the decision of using aspirin for primary prevention must be carefully made on an individual basis, while estimating the benefit –risk balance of aspirin.
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The objective was to compare long-term outcomes between black and white patients after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with DES implantation.MethodsWe analyzed 915 black and 3,559 white (n = 4,474) consecutive patients who underwent DES placement at Duke University Medical Center from 2005 through 2013. Over 6-year follow up, we compared rates of myocardial infarction (MI), all-cause mortality, revascularization, and major bleeding between black and white patients. A multivariable Cox regression model was fit to adjust for potentially confounding variables. Dual-antiplatelet therapy use over time was determined by...
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Publication date: Available online 15 April 2019Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Lonnie T. Sullivan, Hillary Mulder, Karen Chiswell, Linda K. Shaw, Tracy Y. Wang, Larry R. Jackson, Kevin L. ThomasObjectiveTo compare long-term outcomes between black and white patients after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation.BackgroundSome studies suggest that black patients may have worse outcomes after DES placement. There is limited data characterizing long-term outcomes by race.MethodsWe analyzed 915 black and 3559 white (n = 4474) consecutive patients who underwent DES ...
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Conclusion: In ischemic stroke or TIA patients with platelet count within normal range, platelet count may be a qualified predictor for long-term recurrent stroke, mortality, and poor functional outcome. Introduction Platelets exert a critical role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic complications of cardio-cerebrovascular disease, contributing to thrombus formation, and embolism (1, 2). Previous literature reported that platelets of various size and density are produced by megakaryocytes of different size and stages of maturation in different clinical conditions, suggesting various platelet patterns in differen...
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ConclusionsThis analysis shows that the benefits of dabigatran over a vitamin K antagonist in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation are consistent across all geographic regions studied.Trial registrationNCT02348723 (
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AbstractIntroductionThis post hoc subanalysis of the randomized Japanese Primary Prevention Project investigated whether once-daily low-dose aspirin versus no aspirin reduced the risk of cardiovascular events (CVEs) in patients aged  ≥ 70 years with atherosclerotic risk factors.MethodsPatients aged  
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ConclusionsXANTUS-EL confirmed low stroke and major bleeding rates in patients with NVAF from EEMEA and Latin America. The population was younger but with more heart failure and hypertension than XANTUS; stroke/SE rate was similar but major bleeding lower.
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Conclusion: We think that resistance studies in patients receiving clopidogrel before cardiac surgery are not efficient to predict bleeding and bleeding-related complications in patients undergoing emergency and elective CABG surgeries.
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Publication date: March 2018Source: Advances in Medical Sciences, Volume 63, Issue 1Author(s): Ewelina Michniewicz, Elżbieta Mlodawska, Paulina Lopatowska, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, Jolanta MalyszkoAbstractCoronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cardiovascular disease while atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Both diseases share associated risk factors – hypertension, diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, obesity and smoking. Moreover, inflammation plays a causative role in both diseases. The prevalence of CAD in patients with AF is from 17% to 46.5% while the prevalence of AF among pati...
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