Major recent trials in cardiovascular diseases

Artham, Surya M., Lavie, Carl J. and McMullan, Paul W. (2009) Major recent trials in cardiovascular diseases. Postgraduate Medicine, 121 2: 15-24. doi:10.3810/pgm.2009.03.1973


Author Artham, Surya M.
Lavie, Carl J.
McMullan, Paul W.
Title Major recent trials in cardiovascular diseases
Journal name Postgraduate Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0032-5481
1941-9260
Publication date 2009-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3810/pgm.2009.03.1973
Volume 121
Issue 2
Start page 15
End page 24
Total pages 10
Place of publication Berwyn, PA, United States
Publisher J T E Multimedia
Language eng
Abstract This article provides information and commentary on recent clinical trials related to primary prevention in cardiovascular diseases including lipids, hypertension, and diabetes. It also focuses on novel therapeutic advances in heart failure with devices and therapeutic agents. In addition, we explore trials looking at the effects of the investigational agents azimilide and dronedarone in the treatment of arrhythmias, application of established therapies/devices to larger populations, and the impact of hypercoagulability and aortic arch plaques on the incidence of stroke. Finally, we conclude with trials from the interventional arena evaluating new agents in the treatment of myocardial infarction, comparing percutaneous coronary intervention with coronary artery bypass grafting surgery in patients with diabetes, and reporting registry data on long-term treatment with dual antiplatelet therapy. Some of the preliminary data presented are from unpublished reports and may be subject to change in the final publications.
Keyword cardiovascular diseases
clinical trials
prevention
myocardial infarction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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