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AstraZeneca Drug 'Approaching The Point Of Diminishing Returns'

After a heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) patients remain at high risk for recurrent events. The precise role of blood thinning with dual antiplatelet therapy to lower this risk has been the subject of considerable disagreement.   43 more words

Interventional Cardiology & Surgery

“Very” Very Late Stent Thrombosis

The field of interventional cardiology was born on the shoulders of Andreas Gruentzig, MD, who performed the first balloon angioplasty in 1977.  Despite the initial skepticism toward the procedure, balloon angioplasty became a commonplace treatment of coronary artery disease.  516 more words

A splitting headache

A 37 year old woman presented to our hospital with a 9 day history of persistent headaches. Her past medical history was significant for infrequent ‘migraine’ headaches which had previously been associated with visual disturbance. 730 more words

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