After 5 years, there was no difference in all-cause mortality between PCI and CABG in the left main CAD.

On November 15, 2021, The Lancet will publish a paper. Although coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has traditionally been the therapy of choice, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents is increasingly being used to treat complicated coronary artery disease. According to a recent study presented at the virtual American Heart Association 2021 Scientific Sessions, … Continue reading After 5 years, there was no difference in all-cause mortality between PCI and CABG in the left main CAD.

In older people, aspirin is no longer recommended as a preventative measure against heart attacks and strokes.

There is a scarcity of data on the use of aspirin to help elderly people live longer, healthy lives. It’s unclear whether 5 years of daily low-dose aspirin therapy would extend healthy seniors’ disability-free lives. The study enrolled community-dwelling people in Australia and the United States who were 70 years old or older (or 65 … Continue reading In older people, aspirin is no longer recommended as a preventative measure against heart attacks and strokes.

Cholesterol

When your blood contains too much of a fatty molecule called cholesterol, you have high cholesterol.Eating fatty foods, not exercising enough, being overweight, smoking, and drinking alcohol are the main causes. It can also be passed down through families.You can lower your cholesterol by consuming a healthy diet and increasing your physical activity. Some folks … Continue reading Cholesterol

Stroke illness

A stroke is a life-threatening medical illness that occurs when part of the brain’s blood supply is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency that require immediate attention. The sooner a stroke victim receives care, the less damage is likely to occur. Stroke signs and symptoms The following are the primary symptoms of a stroke … Continue reading Stroke illness

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a potentially fatal disorder in which fatty compounds termed plaques, or atheroma, obstruct arteries. These plaques harden and constrict the arteries, decreasing blood flow and oxygen supply to key organs and raising the risk of blood clots, which could block blood flow to the heart or brain. Atherosclerosis usually has no symptoms at … Continue reading Atherosclerosis

Coronary angiography and cardiac catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is an invasive diagnostic procedure that reveals vital information about the heart’s structure and function.  It usually entails employing a procedure known as coronary angiography or arteriography to take X-rays of the heart’s arteries (coronary arteries).  Coronary angiograms or arteriograms are the images that arise. Complications  Cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography are generally … Continue reading Coronary angiography and cardiac catheterization

Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher risk of coronary heart disease

A study, by Medical College, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China, conducted a meta-analysis of the literature reports on the risk of coronary heart disease in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated with coronary heart disease are a major public health problem, but it has … Continue reading Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher risk of coronary heart disease

Long‐term exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise with incident heart failure (HF)

    According to recent findings from a large observational study, long-term exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise may raise the risk of heart failure. Almost a 15- to 20-year period, the study looked at over 22,000 female nurses in Denmark, aged 44 and higher, to see how exposure to tiny particulate matter … Continue reading Long‐term exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise with incident heart failure (HF)

The HVAD Ventricular Assist System is no longer available from Medtronic.

    In June 2021, Medtronic stated that it would no longer sell or distribute the Medtronic Heartware HVAD left ventricular assist device (LVAD). On June 3, the firm advised doctors to stop implanting the HVAD System and switch to a different type of long-term mechanical circulatory support. Abbott, its main LVAD competitor, has also … Continue reading The HVAD Ventricular Assist System is no longer available from Medtronic.