Calcium supplements may increase heart attack risk

Calcium supplements linked to increased risk of heart attack — Research: Effect of calcium supplements on risk of myocardial infarction and cardiovascular events: meta-analysis – Calcium supplements, commonly taken by older people for osteoporosis, are associated with an increased risk of a heart attack, revealed by researchers. The results suggest that a reassessment of the role of calcium supplements in osteoporosis management is needed.

Statin and BP drug combo ALL prevents heart attack and stroke

Bundling 2 low-cost heart drugs prevents heart attack and stroke in large, diverse population — Kaiser Permanente program averted 1,271 heart attacks and strokes, observational clinical study shows. – Low-cost drugs ? a cholesterol-lowering statin and a blood pressure-lowering drug ? as daily doses to 68,560 people with diabetes or heart disease for two years is estimated to have prevented 1,271 heart attacks and strokes.

Effient to reduce heart attack risk in angioplasty patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approves Effient to Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack in Angioplasty Patients. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Eli Lilly’s blood-thinning drug Effient tablets (prasugrel) to reduce the risk of blood clots from forming in patients who undergo angioplasty, a common procedure to unblock a clogged coronary artery.

Improving heart attack treatment of patients

Research: Improving treatment of patients with heart attack — An MUHC study looks at the best way to treat patients with heart attack. – When faced with patients suffering a heart attack, doctors have two choices. One is to inject them with medication to dissolve the blood clot, that is fibrinolytic therapy, and second is to insert a small balloon to open the blocked artery i.e. primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

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