Coronary Artery Disease

Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the major cause of early morbidity and mortality in most developed countries. Secondary prevention aims to prevent repeat cardiac events and death in people with established CHD. Lifestyle modifications play an important role in secondary prevention. Yoga has been regarded as a kind of physical activity as well as stress management strategy. Growing evidence suggests the beneficial effects of yoga on various ailments.

Author(s): 
Lau, Hoi Lam Caren
Kwong, Joey S. W.
Yeung, Fai
Chau, Pui Hing
Woo, Jean
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the major cause of early morbidity and mortality in most developed countries. Secondary prevention aims to prevent repeat cardiac events and death in people with established CHD. Lifestyle modifications play an important role in secondary prevention. Yoga has been regarded as a type of physical activity as well as a stress management strategy. Growing evidence suggests the beneficial effects of yoga on various ailments.

Author(s): 
Kwong, Joey S. W.
Lau, Hoi Lam Caren
Yeung, Fai
Chau, Pui Hing
Woo, Jean
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the major cause of early morbidity and mortality in most developed countries. Secondary prevention aims to prevent repeat cardiac events and death in people with established CHD. Lifestyle modifications play an important role in secondary prevention. Yoga has been regarded as a type of physical activity as well as a stress management strategy. Growing evidence suggests the beneficial effects of yoga on various ailments.

Author(s): 
Kwong, Joey S. W.
Lau, Hoi Lam Caren
Yeung, Fai
Chau, Pui Hing
Publication Title: 
EuroIntervention: Journal of EuroPCR in Collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology

Many patients will experience a return of symptoms after their initial revascularisation procedure necessitating secondary revascularisation (SR). The options for this second procedure are inherently influenced by the primary method adopted for revascularisation. Patients with single vessel disease are most suited to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for both primary and secondary revascularisation.

Author(s): 
Garg, Scot
Serruys, Patrick W.
Publication Title: 
Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases

The management of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) has evolved dramatically over the past decade and, in many respects, represents a rapidly moving target for the cardiologist and internist who seek to integrate these recent advances into contemporary clinical practice. Unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (MI) comprise a growing percentage of patients with ACS and is emerging as a major public health problem worldwide, especially in Western countries, despite significant improvements and refinements in management over the past 20 years.

Author(s): 
Boden, William E.
Shah, Prediman K.
Gupta, Vipul
Ohman, E. Magnus
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

Hahnemann considered the secondary action of medicines to be a law of nature and reviewed the conditions under which it occurs. It is closely related to the rebound effects observed with many modern drugs. I review the evidence of the rebound effect of statins that support the similitude principle. In view of their indications in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, statins are widely prescribed.

Author(s): 
Teixeira, Marcus Zulian
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

The effectiveness and safety of acupuncture combined with western medicine for angina of coronary artery disease are evaluated. Databases including Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CBMDisk,. CNKI, Wanfang, Chinese Clinical Trial Registry, etc. are searched with search time from beginning of the database establishment to January of 2014. As a result, totally 15 articles of acupuncture for angina of coronary artery disease that met the inclusive criteria were collected, involving 11 researches and 1 232 patients.

Author(s): 
Zhang, Ze
Bai, Ruina
Zhang, Li
Qi, Wencheng
Wang, Yang
Li, Bo
Yang, Guanlin
Publication Title: 
Herz

A chronic coronary occlusion consists of an atherosclerotic plaque and one or several thrombi. It clinically imitates a tight stenosis but is exempt from the risk of truly unstable angina or myocardial infarction. Hence, quality of life is at stake and not longevity. This holds true for balloon angioplasty as well as for surgery. Indications for angioplasty are based on an estimate of technical difficulties and clinical risks balanced against potential subjective benefit and amount of viable myocardium concerned.

Author(s): 
Meier, B.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Cardiology

BACKGROUND: Asian Indian women have a higher rate of coronary artery disease (CAD) than do other ethnic groups, despite similar conventional risk factors and lipid profiles. Smaller high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) particle size is associated with reduced cardiac protection or even an increased risk of CAD. Exceptional longevity correlates better with larger HDL-C particle sizes.

Author(s): 
Bhalodkar, Narendra C.
Blum, Steve
Rana, Thakor
Kitchappa, Radha
Bhalodkar, Ami N.
Enas, Enas A.
Publication Title: 
Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine = Revue Roumaine De MÈdecine Interne

Decreased high density lipoproteins (HDL) plasma levels are a recognized independent risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Attempts were therefore initiated to pharmacologically raise plasma HDL cholesterol, and the most impressive increase was obtained by inhibiting cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) by means of the synthetic compound torcetrapib. Clinical trials were however disappointing, as torcetrapib increased mortality and did not reduce the progression of atherosclerosis.

Author(s): 
Cucuianu, M.
Bruda?c?, Ioana

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