Posts Tagged ‘cardiovascular events’

Troponin and Cardiac Events in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease and Diabetes

Posted by • August 12th, 2015

Ischemic heart disease is one of the leading causes of death world-wide. The ability to risk stratify those at increased risk for cardiovascular events would be beneficial. A number of previous studies have shown that routine troponin elevation may serve as a marker of poor prognosis independent of the traditional cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., hypertension,… Read More…

Ezetimibe and Cardiovascular Outcomes

Posted by • June 3rd, 2015

As you walk into Mr. R’s room to see if he has last-minute questions about his discharge medications, you can’t believe how different – how much better – he looks dressed in his usual clothes, instead of an errantly-snapped hospital gown.   You met him 4 days ago, when he was wheeled, pale and groggy, onto… Read More…

Testosterone Replacement

Posted by • July 9th, 2010

In a randomized trial by Basaria et al, men 65 years of age or older who had low serum testosterone levels and limitations in mobility were assigned to either placebo or testosterone gel to be applied daily for 6 months. The primary end point was improvement in leg-press strength, which was greater with testosterone therapy… Read More…