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Quick Case: Young patient with anterior wall myocardial infarction

By: Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani
A 40-year-old male patient presented with retrosternal pain and perspiration that was occurring for the past hour. He had mild chest pain a couple days prior. An ECG was done, and results were normal…

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The effect of tobacco control measures during a period of rising cardiovascular disease risk in India

The burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is rapidly rising in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) [1]. LMICs now account for over three-quarters of all global deaths from heart disease and stroke [2], with India expected to contribute more than any other nation to the growth in these deaths over the decade from 2010 to 2020…

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Blanket prescribing of beta-blockers to all patients with CAD or at risk of CAD does not reduce cardiovascular risk

Beta-blocker therapy is not associated with a lower risk of death, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), and nonfatal stroke in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors, known CAD without MI, or prior MI, according to a recent observational study. “…Trends are changing, and the evidence is compelling to use… 

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Is chronic kidney disease a coronary heart disease risk equivalent?

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and a higher MI mortality rate as compared with patients diagnosed with diabetes or who have had a prior MI event, according to a recently published study. “Chronic kidney disease in India is a public health… 

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Insulin has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease, cancer when used early in type 2 diabetes

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association Basal insulin in patients with prediabetes or newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes has no effect on cardiovascular disease events over a median follow-up of 6.2 years, according to a recent study. An estimated 62 million people nationwide are… 

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Blunted morning BP surge may increase risk of cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients

Due to the increased morning incidence of cardiovascular (CV) events, researchers have hypothesized that surges in blood pressure (BP) in the early morning hours may raise the risk of CV events such as myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and sudden cardiac death. “This study adds to the growing body of information… 

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Use of beta-blockers and aspirin in cancer patients with acute myocardial infarction prolongs survival

In patients with cancer who had an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) the use of beta-blockers and aspirin were each associated with improved survival. The population was primarily comprised of patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). This was the main finding of a recent observational study published in Clinical Cardiology…. 

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