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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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December 20, 2012

Medication use after CABG versus PCI

Patients who receive coronary bypass surgery (CABG) are less likely than those who receive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to fill prescriptions for secondary preventive medications, and use them consistently in the first year after the procedure, according to a study1 published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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September 7, 2009

OASIS 7 shows double doses of clopidogrel better than standard for PCI

A landmark international study led by McMaster University researchers found high doses of clopidogrel significantly reduce complications in heart patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) An international group of researchers from 39 countries found patients undergoing angioplasty benefited from a more aggressive antiplatelet regimen in which they were given double the standard dose for about a week.

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