Myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA)

Jul 25, 2017

Overview : By Professor Stefan Agewall A sizeable proportion of MIs, ranging between 1% and 14%, occur in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. The diagnostic criteria of MINOCA fulfill the universal criteria of myocardial infarction, but without coronary artery stenosis... more

Novel lipid lowering therapy against coronary atherosclerosis: role of PCSK9 inhibitors

Jul 25, 2017

Overview : By Professor ​Masayuki Yoshida​ ​Statins have been the first choice option to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, because of insufficient efficacy in certain groups of high risk patients, such as familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), considerable interest exists in the search for... more

Bleeding Prevention and Treatment

Jul 25, 2017

Overview : By Dr Martínez Selles The assessment of any kind of bleeding event in a NOACs patient is quite different from an AVK (antivitamin-K) dependent patient. There are questions to take into consideration, such as the onset, the severity and the... more

Improving persistence and clinical results of drug therapy: the role of a polypill

Jul 25, 2017

Overview : By Dr José María Castellano In 2011, for the first time in the history of humankind, non-communicable diseases became the leading cause of death worldwide. This change in trend is obviously multifactorial and very complex, as it is the paradoxical... more

Chest pain in aortic stenosis: novel diagnostic and therapeutic data

Jul 25, 2017

Overview : By Dennis Cokkinos Angina pectoris (AP) in aortic stenosis (AS) is not unusual. It can be seen in up to 75% of patients. It is associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) in 50-74% of patients; it’s for diagnosing CAD sensitivity... more