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October 30, 2015

Gene linked to heart disease in women

Researchers have identified a gene which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease in women, according to a study published recently in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics.1

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March 27, 2015

Smokers fare much worse after revascularisation procedures

Patients with coronary artery disease who continue to smoke following angioplasty or bypass surgery have considerably poorer long-term outcomes, including a higher chance of myocardial infarction (MI), compared to non-smokers and patients who quit smoking, according to research published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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November 15, 2012

Increased risk of diabetes in CAD patients

The greater risk to patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) of also developing diabetes mellitus (DM) has been highlighted by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), in an announcement to accompany World Diabetes Day (November 14th).

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October 19, 2012

Beta blockers of no use in stable CAD patients

Beta blockers are of no benefit in stable outpatients with coronary artery disease (CAD) but no history of myocardial infarction (MI), those with a remote history of MI (one year or more), and those with coronary risk factors only, according to a study1 of REACH registry data published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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November 3, 2011

Allopurinol to reduce CAD mortality?

High-dose allopurinol could reduce future cardiovascular mortality in coronary artery disease (CAD), “over and above existing optimum therapy”, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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