Search Tag: atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Cardiology Management

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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Low statin adherence increases mortality in patients with ASCVD

2019 20 Feb

Using a national sample of U.S. Veterans Affairs patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), a JAMA study found that a low adherence to statin therapy was associated with a greater risk of dying. Women, minorities, younger adults, and older adults were less likely to adhere to statins. These findings underscore the importance of finding... Read more

Cardiology Management

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