Posts Tagged ‘acute coronary syndromes’

Chronic Stable Angina

Posted by • March 25th, 2016

Angina is the initial manifestation in approximately half of all patients who present with coronary artery disease. The presence of chronic angina approximately doubles the risk of major cardiovascular events. Management of angina includes lifestyle changes and pharmacologic treatment to reduce cardiovascular risks, antianginal therapies (beta-blockers, long-acting nitrates, calcium-channel blockers, and — recently in the United States —… Read More…

Understanding the Broken Heart

Posted by • September 2nd, 2015

In 1897, recently released from prison, the author Oscar Wilde wrote to a close friend, “My desire to live is as intense as ever, and though my heart is broken, hearts are made to be broken: that is why God sends sorrow into the world. The hard heart is the evil thing of life and… Read More…

Rivaroxaban in ACS

Posted by • January 6th, 2012

In a study of patients with acute coronary syndromes, low doses of rivaroxaban were effective in reducing the primary end point of death from cardiovascular causes, myocardial infarction, or stroke. Rivaroxaban also reduced overall mortality, although there was more bleeding.         After an acute coronary syndrome, patients remain at risk for recurrent cardiovascular events despite optimal medical therapy,… Read More…