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PCI with medication better than standard treatment for heart disease patients

2018 30 May

A new analysis of an international clinical trial ("FAME 2") shows that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), along with prescribed medication, as initial treatment for patients with stable coronary artery disease is superior to standard medication therapy at five-year mark. The study was presented at EuroPCR 2018 in Paris and also published... Read more

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Delayed diagnosis, not gender affects women’s treatment for heart disease

2017 28 Sep

Gender is not much of a factor in deciding whether women with heart disease should undergo the more complex multiple arterial revascularisation procedures that men receive, according to a new study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Instead, treatment is affected by factors such as delayed diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) in women.... Read more

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Underutilised by Clinicians

2017 22 Aug

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a valuable treatment for a broad spectrum of patients with heart disease. Its use is supported by a robust body of research demonstrating improvements in cardiopulmonary fitness, psychological factors, and quality of life and reductions in morbidity and mortality. Despite this evidence, the value of CR is underappreciated... Read more

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Study Links BACs to Increased Risk of Coronary Artery Disease and Stroke

2016 03 Oct

The findings of a 10-year follow-up study have now shown that the long viewed as benign breast arterial calcifications (BACs) detected on routine mammograms are associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. The study will be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) in Orlando (October... Read more