ACS risk communication to women in primary care is lacking

ACS risk communication to women in primary care is lacking

2019.12.16

Researchers have discovered that interventions are needed to improve communication about acute coronary syndrome (ACS) to at-risk women in the primary care setting.The scoping review study collected...


Establishing algorithms can help improve glucose and lipid management in patients with diabetes and ACS

Establishing algorithms can help improve glucose and lipid management in patients with diabetes and ACS

2019.12.09

Implementing decision-support algorithms was associated with improved inpatient glycaemic control and increased use of cardioprotective therapies at discharge in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM)...


Schizophrenic patients with ACS have higher risk of death: meta-analysis

Schizophrenic patients with ACS have higher risk of death: meta-analysis

2019.12.02

In patients with schizophrenia, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was associated with a significantly higher risk of mortality (multivariate adjusted risk ratio [RR], 1.66; p<0.001) compared with the...


Depression after ACS impacts long-term cardiac outcomes

Depression after ACS impacts long-term cardiac outcomes

2019.11.25

Depression, whether arising early or late, after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients is associated with higher incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in a 5–12 year follow-up...


Patients with stable coronary artery disease and diabetes with previous PCI benefit from long-term DAPT

Patients with stable coronary artery disease and diabetes with previous PCI benefit from long-term DAPT

2019.11.17

Patients with stable coronary artery disease and diabetes with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) should be considered for long-term dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). A recent study...


Sex disparities found in assessment and outcomes of chest pain presentations

Sex disparities found in assessment and outcomes of chest pain presentations

2019.11.11

A study has found systemic sex bias, to the detriment of women, in the early management and treatment of non-traumatic chest pain presentations in emergency departments (EDs). Compared with men...


Knowledge of patient’s previous physical activity can help improve cardiac rehabilitation in ACS

Knowledge of patient’s previous physical activity can help improve cardiac rehabilitation in ACS

2019.11.04

To improve uptake and adherence to exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in adults diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), healthcare professionals should consider previous physical activity...


Patients with stable coronary disease and diabetes taking ticagrelor have lower incidence of ischaemic cardiovascular events compared with placebo plus aspirin

Patients with stable coronary disease and diabetes taking ticagrelor have lower incidence of ischaemic cardiovascular events compared with placebo plus aspirin

2019.10.28

In patients with stable coronary artery disease and diabetes without a history of myocardial infarction or stroke, those who received ticagrelor plus aspirin had a lower incidence of ischaemic...


Ticagrelor monotherapy has lower incidence of bleeding than ticagrelor plus aspirin after 3 months of DAPT

Ticagrelor monotherapy has lower incidence of bleeding than ticagrelor plus aspirin after 3 months of DAPT

2019.10.21

Among high-risk patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and completed 3 months of dual antiplatelet therapy, ticagrelor monotherapy for 1 year was associated with a lower...


Aspirin may be removed from DAPT after 1 month

Aspirin may be removed from DAPT after 1 month

2019.10.14

Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and are then given ticagrelor plus aspirin may not need aspirin after a month of dual antiplatelet...