All NSAIDs Linked to Increased MI Risk Pauline Anderson Published: May 10, 2017 But for most patients, the risk is very small, she noted. "If you average people with different baseline heart risks, the risk specifically due to an NSAID is only about 1% per year, so out of 100 people treated continuously for a year, there will be one extra heart attack."
Published: Aug 31, 2013-AMSTERDAM -- Statins might help prevent dementia and cataracts, according to two studies presented here at the European Society of Cardiology meeting..
Published: Sep 24, 2013-BARCELONA -- Low testosterone levels predicted a greater risk of acute myocardial infarction (MI) in Swedish men with type 2 diabetes, researchers found. (Be aware that no such relationship was observed in women or those without diabetes.) A case-control study in the U.K. that includes 10,000 patients with MI and is measuring levels of testosterone and SHBG should be able to provide a definitive answer.
Published: Sep 24, 2013-BARCELONA -- Levels of pro-brain natriuretic peptide (proBNP) predict cardiovascular risk in patients both with and without type 2 diabetes, regardless of the severity of coronary disease at baseline, researchers found.
Published: Sep 24, 2013-ORLANDO -- A "smart" cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) device that automatically adjusts pacing to the patient's needs cut incidence of atrial fibrillation in half in heart failure patients, a post hoc analysis found.