All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cardiology’

New Statin Guidelines Drop Rigid Cholesterol Targets

A recent study from the combined efforts of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology has many wondering whether it is time to consider taking statins on a regular basis to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol. The four year study claims that taking the prescribed level of statins instead of ritualistically monitoring cholesterol levels through scheduled blood …

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Merck Drug Fails Major Clinical Trial

Merck, a major U.S. pharmaceutical company, announced this week that its drug “Tredaptive” has failed a clinical trial. The trial was meant to test the drug for its ability to improve patients’ heart health by increasing their levels of “good” cholesterol. The trial, conducted at Oxford University and funded by Merck, looked at 25,673 patients at high risk for heart …

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Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Flu Vaccine, Study Says

New studies show that the flu vaccine might play an important role in reducing the risk of heard disease, including the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Researchers from Toronto this week unveiled the research at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. They found that the flu vaccine provided around a 50% reduction in the risk of a “major cardiac …

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