People who visited their doctor at least twice a year were 3.2 times more likely to keep their blood pressure under control than those who saw their doctor once a year or less, according to research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Patients who took two anti-clotting medications beyond the standard 12 months after stent placement were significantly less likely to develop blood clots within their stents or to have a heart attack than those whose treatment followed the standard 12-month protocol. This was the result found in a research study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
A new small, wireless, self-contained pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use in patients, according to a small study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
An experimental 3-dimensional printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
Adding another type of cholesterol-lowering drug to statin therapy may help prevent heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). That was the finding in a large, long-term study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.