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Use of aspirin in individuals without cardiovascular disease

2019 24 Jan

Cardiovascular disease continues to be a leading killer in the US as well as around the globe. While the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease has reduced over the years, deaths from stroke and myocardial infarction have plateaued in the US. Since the prevalence of cardiovascular disease continues to be both a health and economic burden,... Read more

Heart Catheterisation: Arm Is Safer Access Point

2015 20 Mar

A new study shows that patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing coronary angiogram, a procedure used to assess blockages in the heart's arteries, had a significantly lower risk of major bleeding and death if their interventional cardiologist accessed the heart through an artery in the arm rather than the groin. Researchers said the results,... Read more

Anticoagulant Bivalirudin May Improve Outcomes Compared to Heparin

2015 17 Mar

According to a study published in JAMA, patients who experienced a heart attack and underwent a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) show a decrease in adverse clinical events when they were given anticoagulant bivalirudin following the procedure.  Compared to heparin alone or heparin plus tirofiban, bivalirudin resulted in a reduction in adverse... Read more

Findings Enable Better Management of Anticoagulant-related Bleeding

2015 26 Feb

According to a study published in JAMA, patients with oral anticoagulation-associated intracerebral haemorrhage, reversal of international normalised ratio (INR) below a certain level within 4 hours and systolic blood pressure less than 160 mm Hg at 4 hours were associated with lower rates of haematoma enlargement, and resumption of anticoagulant therapy... Read more

NSAIDs with Anti-Clotting Medications: Increased Risk of Bleeding, Cardiovascular Events

2015 25 Feb

A new study published in JAMA reveals that the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients on antithrombotic therapy after a heart attack is associated with an increased risk of bleeding and cardiovascular events such as a heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death, even after short-term treatment.   Current guidelines recommend... Read more

High Risk of Bleeding with Dabigatran in AFib

2014 05 Nov

According to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine , patients with atrial fibrillation who take the blood thinner dabigatran are at higher risk for major bleeding and gastrointestinal bleeding than those who take warfarin. The findings indicate that more caution is needed when prescribing dabigatran to certain high-risk patients, said researchers... Read more