Search Tag: primary prevention

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

Cardiology Management

Traditional Chinese Medicine Benefits Heart Disease Patients

2017 18 Jun

According to a state of the art review paper, traditional Chinese medicine may be effective as a complement or alternative to traditional Western medicine for primary and secondary prevention of heart disease. The paper is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Despite significant advances in Western medicine for the treatment... Read more

Cardiology Management

Elderly have Highest Rate of Statin Use

2015 24 Aug

According to new research published by JAMA Internal Medicine , the use of statins for primary prevention in patients without vascular disease between 1999 and 2012 significantly increased among the elderly despite the fact that there is no evidence to recommend the use of these drugs in this particular patient segment.  The study was conducted by... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Inappropriate Aspirin Use in 1 in 10 Low-Risk Heart Patients

2015 14 Jan

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , over 10 percent of patients in a representative sample of US cardiology clinics were inappropriately taking aspirin for the primary prevention of CVD. The study also found that the inappropriate use of aspirin in different cardiology practices varied from 0 to... Read more