Search Tag: ASCVD

Cardiology Management

Statin Use in Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

2019 12 Oct

There are five major guidelines on statin use for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). These include the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE-2014), US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF-2016), Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS-2016), European Society of Cardiology/European Atherosclerosis... Read more

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Aspirin Efficacy - All in the Genes?

2019 25 Jul

The benefits of low-dosages of aspirin (75-100mg daily) for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) exceed the risk of bleeding. However, most are still unclear whether aspirin has the same effects on primary prevention.   The recent results from three trials ASPREE, ASCEND and ARRIVE each tested the effects of 100mg of aspirin... Read more

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Benefits of Controlling Cardiovascular Risk Factors

2017 01 Aug

Control of a range of cardiovascular risk factors as a result of healthy lifestyle choices, medications and Mendelian randomisation (good genetics) can result in significant reduction of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk, according to a commentary published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. The article cites a study by Bérard... Read more