Archive for the ‘Cardio Vascular System’ Category

Yet another Guideline for Dyslipidaemias

Posted by: admin on: December 28, 2011

Dyslipidaemias are the major risk factor of cardiovascular disease. Its management is very important to reduce the risk. The new guidelines stress that lipid-modifying treatment should be tailored according to the need. What is suitable for a 40-year old man without a family history of CVD is not appropriate for an elderly patient with a […]

Central obesity is more of a risk factor for mortality in a case of coronary artery disease than BMI. Hence BMI is may not the appropriate tool to determine the prognosis; one should also take in account waist hip ratio & body fat percentage. Team@CMHF

CABG rates lower with Angioplasty steady, in United States

Posted by: admin on: December 27, 2011

Interestingly, number of CABG performed has decreased compared to Angioplasties over past few years. The drop in CABG surgery rates was observed across sex, age, racial and regional subgroups.  The reason for this is not one particular factor. Team@CMHF

Stopping medicine, on your own, could be harmful

Posted by: admin on: December 23, 2011

In India, many patients start and stop medication on their own. Self medication is BAD but stopping a medicine without treating doctor’s knowledge may create life threatening problems. Team@CMHF

A debate is raised as to the benefits versus risk of using of varenicline for stopping smoking. ‘The benefits of stopping smoking vastly outweigh any side effects of a drug that is only taken for a short term is’ is the counter argument against the risk of using the drug. Team@CMHF.

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