Ticagrelor more efficacious than clopidogrel in ACS patients undergoing PCI: results from a meta-analysis

Ticagrelor more efficacious than clopidogrel in ACS patients undergoing PCI: results from a meta-analysis

2020.08.03

The Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes (PLATO) study reported that ticagrelor plus aspirin (TA) was more effective than clopidogrel plus aspirin (CA) without increasing the risk of major...


Obstructive coronary artery disease vs non-obstructive coronary arteries on angiography in ACS patients

Obstructive coronary artery disease vs non-obstructive coronary arteries on angiography in ACS patients

2020.07.27

With the growing interest in patients with myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries, there is a need to define an even broader group of patients with the syndrome of myocardial...


Cardiac abnormalities found in half of all COVID-19 patients

Cardiac abnormalities found in half of all COVID-19 patients

2020.07.20

In a global survey, cardiac abnormalities were observed in half of all COVID-19 patients undergoing echocardiography. Abnormalities were often unheralded or severe, and imaging changed management in...


Relationship between geriatric conditions, choice of therapy and clinical outcomes in elderly ACS patients

Relationship between geriatric conditions, choice of therapy and clinical outcomes in elderly ACS patients

2020.07.13

The clinical benefit of invasive therapy in elderly patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains unclear, and the decision-making process to treat this growing patient group is also debatable...


Antithrombotic management patterns in ACS Chinese patients

Antithrombotic management patterns in ACS Chinese patients

2020.07.06

An observational study revealed that most Chinese patients received at least one antiplatelet (AP) medication for up to 5 years after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event.This multicentre,...


Potential of Netrin-1 as a diagnostic biomarker for ACS

Potential of Netrin-1 as a diagnostic biomarker for ACS

2020.06.29

Netrin-1 is a recently discovered diagnostic biomarker that indicates atherosclerosis, angiogenesis and ischaemia-reperfusion damage; however, to date there are no human studies about its role in...


Smoking associated with higher severity of coronary lesions in young and middle-aged women

Smoking associated with higher severity of coronary lesions in young and middle-aged women

2020.06.22

Smoking is significantly associated with an increased risk of extensive and severe coronary lesions among young and middle-aged female patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to data...


Lower adherence to antiplatelet therapy linked to smoking status and pre-existing CV disease

Lower adherence to antiplatelet therapy linked to smoking status and pre-existing CV disease

2020.06.15

In patients who have undergone recent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), poor adherence to antiplatelet agents can increase the risk of stent thrombosis and death. A group of researchers...


Ticagrelor linked to low bleeding and CV events in NSTEMI patients

Ticagrelor linked to low bleeding and CV events in NSTEMI patients

2020.06.08

In a phase IV, single-arm study of Taiwanese patients with non ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), ticagrelor for up to 1 year was associated with a low rate of major bleeding events...


Diabetic status linked to higher mortality in elderly ACS patients undergoing PCI: ELDERLY ACS 2 trial

Diabetic status linked to higher mortality in elderly ACS patients undergoing PCI: ELDERLY ACS 2 trial

2020.06.01

Among elderly patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), diabetic status was associated with higher rates of comorbidities, more severe cardiovascular (CV) risk profile and major bleeding...