Increased serum serotonin in ACS patients undergoing PCI may warrant more effective treatment

Increased serum serotonin in ACS patients undergoing PCI may warrant more effective treatment

2021.01.11

It is known that activated platelets release serotonin, which can cause platelet aggregation and vasoconstriction. Considering this, researchers in Korea conducted a study to investigate serotonin...


Atorvastatin and ticagrelor combination therapy improved clinical outcomes in STEMI patients

Atorvastatin and ticagrelor combination therapy improved clinical outcomes in STEMI patients

2021.01.04

A recent study reported that a combination therapy of atorvastatin and ticagrelor is clinically effective and safe for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), with cardio-...


PRECISE-DAPT score useful for bleeding risk stratification in AF patients from RE-DUAL PCI

PRECISE-DAPT score useful for bleeding risk stratification in AF patients from RE-DUAL PCI

2020.12.28

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing coronary intervention are at increased bleeding risk due to the concomitant need for oral anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy. In the RE-DUAL...


Bleeding events independently associated with risks of adverse outcomes in East Asian patients

Bleeding events independently associated with risks of adverse outcomes in East Asian patients

2020.12.21

Bleeding events conferred an increased risk of adverse outcomes in East Asian patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and chronic coronary syndrome (CCS), according to a nationwide,...


Elevated serum lipoprotein(a) linked to risk of periprocedural myocardial injury in patients undergoing PCI

Elevated serum lipoprotein(a) linked to risk of periprocedural myocardial injury in patients undergoing PCI

2020.12.14

Studies and guidelines have indicated lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] as an independent risk factor of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Considering this, a study was conducted to examine the...


Diabetes linked to longer-term antiplatelet therapy and higher ischaemic risk: Insights from the EPICOR Asia Study

Diabetes linked to longer-term antiplatelet therapy and higher ischaemic risk: Insights from the EPICOR Asia Study

2020.12.07

The EPICOR Asia (Long-Term Follow-up of Antithrombotic Management Patterns in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients in Asia) registry is a prospective, observational study of 12,922 patients with acute...


Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on inpatient management and outcomes of AMI

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on inpatient management and outcomes of AMI

2020.11.30

In light of the rapid spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide, researchers in China conducted a study to provide insights into the in-hospital management and outcomes of acute...


Lower-dose DOAC regimen related to improved survival in patients with established atherosclerosis

Lower-dose DOAC regimen related to improved survival in patients with established atherosclerosis

2020.11.23

Antithrombotic/anticoagulation effects of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are dose dependent. However, recent observations suggest that administering lower-dose DOACs may better protect against...


Recent study strengthens the case for smoking cessation interventions in ACS patients

Recent study strengthens the case for smoking cessation interventions in ACS patients

2020.11.16

The prevalence of smoking among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is high in China. However, there remains a lack of clinical interventions for smoking cessation as part of formal ACS...


CTA improves positive rate of ICA in low- to moderate-risk NSTEMI patients

CTA improves positive rate of ICA in low- to moderate-risk NSTEMI patients

2020.11.09

A Chinese study was conducted recently to investigate whether computed tomography coronary angiography (CTA) can safely and effectively reduce the number of invasive coronary angiographies (ICAs) and...