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Long Hours Can Mean Stroke Risk
The stress of working long hours is more likely to lead to a stroke than a heart attack, UK researchers report.
Research has established that various parts of the trigeminal system are responsible for peripheral symptoms of migraine. Treatment with corticosteroids reduces the symptoms of migraine, but the treatment is associated with long-term side effects.
Barry Greenberg, MD, UCSD Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, La Jolla, California, USA, presented about the Calcium Up-Regulation by Percutaneous Administration of Gene Therapy in Cardiac Disease Phase 2b (CUPID 2) gene transfer study at the European Society of Cardiology Congress (ESC) 2015.
Researchers who assessed patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reported that extending the use of a particular anti-clotting medication following the procedure did not lead to additional benefits.
The Sanofi/Regeneron PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab (Praluent)— approved in July in the US — lowered cholesterol in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia to levels “unreachable with statins” researchers said at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in London, UK.
The EXAMINATION trial showed a second generation drug-eluting stent did better than a bare-metal stent, researachers reported at ESC 2015 in London, UK.
For patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), administering ticagrelor in the ambulance safely reduces ischemic events 24 hours following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

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