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Calcium antagonists such as Nifedipine are used to relieve the symptoms of angina, but there have been doubts about their long-term safety. However, ACTION ( A Coronary disease Trial Investigating Out ...


The Aggrastat to Zocor study, or A to Z study, phase Z has assessed whether early intensive Simvastatin ( Zocor ) treatment had advantages over a delayed conservative Simvastatin strategy in ACS ( ac ...


A study has shown that in patients with vascular disease or diabetes mellitus, long-term vitamin E supplementation does not prevent cancer or major cardiovascular events, and can increase the risk for ...


The Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program ( NCEP ) - Adult Treatment Panel and the most recent guidelines of the Third Joint Task Force of European and Other Societies on Cardiova ...


Thiazide-type diuretics remain the drugs of choice for initial therapy of high blood pressure in both black and non-black patients. Death related to hypertension and the risk of end-stage renal di ...


New study has showed that antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events. . Taking antibiotics weekly for one year does not reduce the risk of a heart attack or other cardiac e ...


Diuretics work better than newer therapies in treating high blood pressure and reducing risk of heart disease in both black and non-black patients, according to a long-term, multicenter trial of antih ...


A study showed that a diet rich in milk does not increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, and may even be protective. The research team asked a representative sample of 764 men to weigh and r ...


Diovan ( Valsartan ) received European Union ( EU ) approval for the treatment of heart attack survivors. Diovan is now indicated as a potentially life-saving therapy for the more than 750,000 peop ...


The anticoagulant drug Warfarin ( Coumadin ) is commonly prescribed to prevent harmful clotting after a heart attack, stroke, or major surgery. But the proper dose of Warfarin can vary greatly and can ...


Cystatin-C, a new blood test for kidney function, is a better predictor of death and cardiovascular risk among the elderly than the standard measure of kidney function. The National Heart, Lung, an ...


A sleep therapy may have a protective effect against death related to cardiovascular disease in patients with obstructive sleep apnea ( OSA ). The study has been published in Chest, the journal of ...


It is 30 years since the first randomised trial was published showing a link between Acetylsalicylic acid ( Aspirin ) and myocardial infarction. Peter Elwood and colleagues at Cardiff University be ...


Acute coronary syndrome ( ACS ) is an term for conditions that cause chest pain due to insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle ( acute myocardial ischemia ). It includes unstable angina, or ches ...


Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School looked at the incidence of heart failure in residents of the Worcester, Massachusetts metropolitan area. The results of this study su ...