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Sub analysis of PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study shows risk reduction with use of Brilinta in heart attack survivors.-AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca announced results from a new sub-analysis of the Phase III PEGASUS-TIMI 54 trial, demonstrating a risk reduction of 19%...

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Are standard medical tests good enough to diagnose heart attacks?

Study reveals the danger of poor diagnosis, which may lead to two-thirds of heart attacks being missed.

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Hyperammonaemia can result in serious neurological damage or death. Could you recognise the signs and symptoms?

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Breakthrough Cancer Pain Learning Zone

Watch video highlights from the BeCOn OWN 2017 event, including expert opinion, patient experience and panel discussions in the Breakthrough Cancer Pain Learning Zone.

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Acute coronary syndrome

This guideline provides recommendations for the management of patients with ACS within the first 12 hours and up to hospital discharge.

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European Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes in patients presenting wihout persistent ST-segment elevation

The present document deals with the management of patients with suspected NSTE-ACS, replacing the document first published in 2000 and...

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ESC/EACTS Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularisation

In 2014, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first procedures performed in 1964. Thirteen years...

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Journal articles

Fulminant acute myocarditis in a pregnant woman treated with circulatory assistance

Fulminant myocarditis is a rare inflammatory affecting relatively young adult.

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Levosimendan in patients with cardiogenic shock complicating myocardial infarction: A meta-analysis.

Cardiac shock is the leading cause of death in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

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Clinical trials

Rivaroxaban for the Prevention of Major Cardiovascular Events in Coronary or Peripheral Artery Disease (COMPASS)

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate whether treatment with rivaroxaban and aspirin or rivaroxaban alone is better than aspirin alone in prevention of heart attacks, stroke or cardiovascular death...

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An Efficacy and Safety Study for Rivaroxaban in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome

The purpose of this study is to determine whether rivaroxaban in addition to standard care reduces the risk of the composite of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, or stroke in patients...

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Peter English

Doctor in public health and health protection. Particular interests in vaccination (editor of journal Vaccines in Practice) and health informatics/intelligence. I blog and post in a personal capacity: nothing I write here should be assumed to represent the views of anybody other than ... Read more

The advance decision not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Decisions to start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), or to decide in advance to issue a "do not attempt (cardiopulmonary) resuscitation" (DNAR) notice have always been a hot topic in clinical medicine. It may have become even more so since a recent (June 2014) court decision. This post discusses some of the issues and legalities around DNAR decisions.


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