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ICYMI: The 10 Best Health Stories from August
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About a quarter of patients who survived heart attacks due to blocked arteries could be treated with drugs, not invasive procedures. The trick is determining whether the blockage is cause by plaque erosion, not plaque rupture. With optical coherence tomography a team in Boston did just that.
At the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2016 (ESC) in Rome, Italy, Anselm Gitt, MD discussed the DYSIS program, which was designed to get an idea to see how patients were treated for secondary prevention, focusing on dyslipidemia patients.
The antiplatelet drugs prasugrel and ticagrelor are both fine for dual antiplatelet therapy following acute myocardial infarctions with ST segment elevations, a Czech study found.
Drug-eluting stents are falling far short of their promises of fewer complications, improved mortality and quality of life, a study found. In the largest study ever done comparing newer drug-eluting stents to bare metal devices, Norwegian researchers found the drug stents did not show a difference in these outcomes.
At the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2016 (ESC) in Rome, Italy, Chris Cannon, MD, Brigham & Women's Hospital, discussed the latest changes with the dyslipidemia guidelines.
Embattled Mylan scored a victory when Teva's patents for Copaxone were invalidated. The decision comes on the eve of a trial in which Teva will fight two other pharmaceutical companies over the right to produce glatiramer acetate treatments for multiple sclerosis.
As one of the leading educational institutions on the island of Grenada, St. George's University plays a unique role not only in helping the students that come to the school to learn but also those who have already called the island home.
It’s no secret that excessive alcohol consumption is dangerous to the liver; that’s exactly why patients with hepatitis C are advised to steer clear of it.

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