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Anemia is common among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and portends a higher risk of short-and long-term mortality, major adverse cardiac events, and bleeding complications. Blood transfusion has long been the cornerstone of therapy for anemia; however, its benefit in patients with...
Over the past 2 decades, investigators have learned more about the pathophysiologic changes that occur in systolic and diastolic dysfunction. Ironically, in some cases, the biologic pathways that have protected the heart during acute dysfunction are the same pathways that cause progressive...
Direct thrombin inhibitors have several potential advantages over indirect thrombin inhibitors such as heparin. Bivalirudin, a bivalent direct thrombin inhibitor, is most commonly used in clinical practice and has a proven role in contemporary interventional medicine with elective percutaneous...
The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a clustering of risk factors known to promote or increase the risk for development of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Approximately one-third of the adult population of developed countries can be categorized as having MetS by different...
Overweight and obesity have been rising dramatically worldwide and are associated with numerous comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, certain cancers, and sleep apnea. In fact, obesity is an independent risk factor for CVD and CVD risks have...
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