Posts Tagged ‘coronary disease’

CABG or PCI in Patients with Coronary Disease?

Posted by • March 16th, 2015

The great singer Whitney Houston posed a question over 25 years ago that many still ponder today.  “Where,” she asked, “do broken hearts go?” Of course, her classic song asks us to imagine a destination for the pain wrought by the dissolution of love.  Physicians, however, have more concrete possibilities in mind when asking where to… Read More…

Niacin in Patients with Low HDL Receiving Statins

Posted by • December 14th, 2011

A 65 year-old man with known coronary disease comes to your office seeking advice. He had his first MI at age 56, had PCI at the time, and has been medically managed since. His LDL is below 70 on 40 mg of simvastatin, but his HDL has always been stubbornly low, hovering in the low… Read More…

The Triumph of Tablets

Posted by • September 7th, 2011

In this week’s NEJM, tablets once again trump technology in the treatment of obstructive atherosclerosis; this time in the brain. Many of the advances in the treatment of ischemic stroke have followed on the heels of similar advances in the treatment of ischemic coronary disease. From thrombolysis in acute stroke, to stenting for symptomatic extracranial carotid… Read More…