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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

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Cardiac Rehabilitation: The Missing Link to Close Chain of Survival?

2017 31 Jan

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common condition underlying out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Since the burden of CVD parallels that of cardiac arrest and both share risk factors, multidimensional approaches to tackle CVD are required. In this regard, cardiac rehabilitation could be an essential pillar of secondary prevention, perhaps the “missing... Read more

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Study: Secondary Prevention of Acute Myocardial Infarction 'Suboptimal'

2016 28 Nov

Secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) aims to reduce recurrence, decrease morbidity and mortality, and improve quality of life. However, results of a new cohort study in Sweden indicate "the failure" of secondary prevention in daily clinical practice and high rate of non-fatal adverse cardiovascular events two years after AMI. The... Read more

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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 Michael... Read more