Tag Archives: myocardial infarction

Galectin-3 identifies subset of heart failure patients who can benefit from a statin

Blood levels of the carbohydrate-binding protein galectin-3 identified patients with ischemic heart failure who derived significant clinical benefit from rosuvastatin in the Controlled Rosuvastatin Multinational Trial in Heart Failure (CORONA) trial. A substudy of CORONA demonstrated that patients with blood levels of galectin-3 <19.0 ng/mL at the start of the… 

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Outcomes equal between medical therapy and cardiac stents in stable coronary artery disease

Optimal medical therapy works equally as well as implanting a coronary artery stent in patients with stable coronary artery disease to prevent death, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), unplanned revascularization, or angina, a new meta-analysis has found. With coronary artery disease (CAD) on the rise in India, industry estimates place the… 

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Meta-analysis examines whether aspirin is worth the risk for primary prevention

Despite clinically relevant reductions in nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), the use of aspirin in patients without a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) does not lead to reductions in either cardiovascular- or cancer-related death, according to a recently published meta-analysis. The incidence of CVD in India is on the rise and… 

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Chest pain often absent in young women with myocardial infarction

Women with myocardial infarction (MI) are more likely to present without chest pain than men. Younger women without chest pain as a presenting feature of MI are also more likely to die in the hospital compared with their male counterparts, although this effect diminishes with age. Key Point: Women with… 

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