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Extra calcium to prevent high blood pressure | Cochrane

Hypertension is a serious health problem that increases the risk of heart and kidney diseases. Several studies have shown that increasing calcium intake lowers blood pressure even in individuals within a normal blood pressure range. Increasing calcium intake also has benefits for pregnancy outcomes, effects which are thought to be mediated also by blood pressure reduction. High blood pressure has been identified as a major risk factor for mortality and even small reductions in blood pressure can decrease the occurrence of coronary artery disease, stroke and death.  
cochrane.org
about 5 years ago
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Michael Oliver obituary

One of the most eminent cardiovascular researchers of his generation, he demonstrated the relationship between cholesterol and coronary artery disease  
theguardian.com
about 5 years ago
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ESC Congress 2015 Hot Lines to reveal the latest in CVD research

Six hot line sessions at ESC Congress 2015 are set to reveal the latest in cardiovascular disease research across a range of conditions and comorbidities. Hot topics include atrial fibrillation, pacing, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, pharmacology and coronary artery disease.  
escardio.org
about 5 years ago
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Prophylactic lidocaine for myocardial infarction | Cochrane

Background Coronary artery disease is a major public health problem that affects both developed and developing countries. Acute coronary syndromes include unstable angina and myocardial infarction with or without ST-segment elevation (electrocardiogram sector is higher than baseline). Ventricular arrhythmia after myocardial infarction is associated with high risk of mortality. The evidence is out of date, and considerable uncertainty remains about the effects of prophylactic lidocaine use on all-cause mortality, in particular, in patients with suspected myocardial infarction.  
cochrane.org
about 5 years ago
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The PressureWire fractional flow reserve measurement system for coronary artery disease | Advice | NICE

The PressureWire FFR devices measure FFR, a physiological parameter used to assess the severity of stenoses in the coronary arteries.  
nice.org.uk
almost 5 years ago
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Antiplatelet Treatment Considerations for High-Risk Cardiovascular Patients: A Focus on Aspirin CME

This activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of physicians involved in the care of patients with coronary artery disease.  
medscape.org
almost 5 years ago
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Factors Associated With No Apparent CAD in T2D

Type 2 diabetics are at a greater risk for developing coronary artery disease, but some patients remain free of the disease. Which factors may account for this?  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Exercise Physiology Basics

h4. Introduction To maintain a healthy lifestyle, the importance of physical activity can not be underestimated. It is the single most important endeavor that one can participate in to promote health throughout a lifetime. For decades, epidemiological research has accumulated highlighting the health benefits associated with regular physical activity. Furthermore, there is overwhelming research illustrating the morbid and mortal consequences of being sedentary. The benefits of a proper exercise regimen include: * Increase in the efficiency of cardiovascular and respiratory function * Reduction in coronary artery disease risk factors o Reduction in blood pressure o Increase in HDL and decreased triglycerides ...  
nursinglink.monster.com
almost 5 years ago
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Can Early Fruit, Vegetable Consumption Prevent Later CV Risk? CME/CE

: Eating more fruits and vegetables early in adulthood yields lower rates of coronary atherosclerosis decades later, a new longitudinal cohort study finds.  
medscape.org
almost 5 years ago
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Cardiovascular risks associated with clarithromycin

Concerns about the cardiovascular risks of macrolide antibiotics surfaced in the 1980s, with case reports and clinical studies describing arrhythmias and QT prolongation with erythromycin.1 2 These concerns subsequently extended to azithromycin3 and clarithromycin,4 two other members of the macrolide class. For example, a large cohort study using Danish healthcare data showed, on average, a 76% higher risk of cardiovascular mortality with current use of clarithromycin compared with penicillin V among middle aged patients, translating into an adjusted absolute risk difference of 37 cardiac deaths per million courses.4 The authors acknowledged concerns about confounding by indication and residual confounding. However, in a randomised controlled trial without such problems, a two week course of clarithromycin increased the risk of cardiovascular death for three years, compared with placebo, among patients with stable coronary artery disease.5  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Cardiovascular risks associated with clarithromycin

Concerns about the cardiovascular risks of macrolide antibiotics surfaced in the 1980s, with case reports and clinical studies describing arrhythmias and QT prolongation with erythromycin.1 2 These concerns subsequently extended to azithromycin3 and clarithromycin,4 two other members of the macrolide class. For example, a large cohort study using Danish healthcare data showed, on average, a 76% higher risk of cardiovascular mortality with current use of clarithromycin compared with penicillin V among middle aged patients, translating into an adjusted absolute risk difference of 37 cardiac deaths per million courses.4 The authors acknowledged concerns about confounding by indication and residual confounding. However, in a randomised controlled trial without such problems, a two week course of clarithromycin increased the risk of cardiovascular death for three years, compared with placebo, among patients with stable coronary artery disease.5  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Emergency Medicine Literature of Note: CTCA in the ED, Getting Less Sexy By The Day

Hello, there, Thanks for fishing this. I can't comment on the paper but what I read in the abstract is intersting. A somewhat physician influenced outcome (patients identified with significant coronary artery disease requiring revascularisation within 30 days. The the best fullproof endpoint , ikely the "least worse" for the patient number in the study. A test, CTCA, that does not improve this outcome. But that seems to stop dotors from further investigating patients: "The CCTA group ... less outpatient testing after the index ED visit (10 [4%] vs. 26 [10%], p < 0.01).".I'm still to understand how one can explain that adding CTCA , within a 6hours stay in the ED may lead to this finding: "The CCTA group had lower direct medical costs (€337 vs. €511, p < 0.01)".Oh and by the way, what do our West of the pond colleagues think of the efficiency of a system , in the Netherlands where the cost of 6 hours in the ED with troponins, nurses, docs, documentation, and a high tech imaging study results in MEDICAL COSTS OF €337 vs. €511 without the CTCA. (I hope I didnt miss something). This last paragraph is in tongue in cheek - leg-pulling mode of course.  
emlitofnote.com
over 4 years ago
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Subtle ECG Findings in ACS: Part I Left Main Coronary Artery Disease - emdocs

we will look at ECG findings associated with left main coronary artery disease and explore the significance of ST-segment elevation in the “forgotten lead”.  
emdocs.net
over 4 years ago
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Late Failing Heart Allografts

Learn more about the role of antibody-mediated rejection and coronary arteriosclerosis in late failing heart allografts.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Single- vs. Multi-Staged PCI in Multivessel NSTEMI Patients

Which is the preferable strategy in patients with NSTEMI and multivessel coronary artery disease: single-staged or multi-staged PCI?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Subtle ECG Findings in ACS: Part I Left Main Coronary Artery Disease - emdocs

we will look at ECG findings associated with left main coronary artery disease and explore the significance of ST-segment elevation in the “forgotten lead”.  
emdocs.wpengine.com
over 4 years ago
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Coronary artery disease: screen or treat?

The central argument of The Widowmaker, a controversial US documentary attacking interventional cardiologists,1 is that computed tomographic (CT) calcium scoring could be used to screen the apparently healthy population and prevent thousands of deaths from heart attack. However, screening is not prevention; it is a method of rationing preventive interventions that would be too unpleasant or expensive to offer to all. The scans themselves are not treatment; they do not prolong lives.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Coronary artery disease: screen or treat?

The central argument of The Widowmaker, a controversial US documentary attacking interventional cardiologists,1 is that computed tomographic (CT) calcium scoring could be used to screen the apparently healthy population and prevent thousands of deaths from heart attack. However, screening is not prevention; it is a method of rationing preventive interventions that would be too unpleasant or expensive to offer to all. The scans themselves are not treatment; they do not prolong lives.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Coronary Artery Disease and Emphysema in HIV+ Patients

What is the relationship between coronary artery disease and emphysema in patients with HIV infection?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago