Cardiovascular Disease Resource Center

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Should Aspirin Be Stopped Before Coronary ...

Preoperative aspirin does not lower risk of death or thrombotic complications among patients undergoing coronary artery surgery, according to research published in the February 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Arrhythmia Warnings for Macrolide Antibiotics May ...

For older adults, macrolide antibiotics are not associated with a higher risk of ventricular arrhythmia within 30 days compared with nonmacrolide antibiotics, according to a study published online February 22 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

Does Bariatric Surgery Decrease Heart Failure ...

Bariatric surgery to promote substantial weight loss is linked to reduced rates of emergency department visits and hospitalizations for heart failure exacerbations among obese patients with the condition, according to research published in the March 1 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Coconut Oil and Lipid Profiles

The 'good cholesterol' in coconut oil has heart, brain benefits

Garlic and Atherosclerosis

Aged garlic extract may reverse plaque buildup

Younger Women and Meds Post-AMI

After acute myocardial infarction (AMI), younger women are less likely than younger men to initiate prescribed medications.

Second PCSK9 Inhibitor for Cholesterol Approved

The FDA has approved Repatha (evolocumab; Amgen) for use in addition to diet and maximally-tolerated statin therapy in adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH), homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), or clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, such as heart attacks or strokes, who require additional lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C).

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