Category: DAIC Articles

Statins May Bring Benefits at Time of Treatment for Heart Attack, Angina

March 20, 2018

“Getting a large dose of a statin did not have an impact on major adverse cardiac events among a broad population of patients slated to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a procedure to clear blocked arteries, in a trial being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session.”

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Ticagrelor Has Comparable Safety to Clopidogrel After Heart Attack

March 20, 2018

” Among people younger than 75 years who were given clot busters to treat a heart attack, taking the more potent blood thinner ticagrelor did not increase the risk of major bleeding (the primary endpoint) compared with the standard blood thinner clopidogrel, in a trial being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session.”

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Heart Attack Risk Increases With Six-Month Dual Antiplatelet Therapy

March 19, 2018

“The combined rate of death from any cause, heart attack or stroke within 18 months was not significantly different in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who were randomly assigned to receive dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for either six months or at least 12 months after receiving a drug-eluting stent.”

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