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Chances of ‘Aneurysm Rupture’ can be reduced via some blood pressure medicines: Study

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A recently published study has revealed that certain types of blood pressure-lowering medications can reduce the risk of aneurysm rupture by 18 percent. The multi-centre study was conducted by the American Heart Association on RAAS inhibitors on more than 3,000 people with high blood pressure and brain aneurysms. The findings of the new study were published in the journal, “Hypertension”. According to experts, an aneurysm is a bulging or weakening in the wall of an artery and if this occurs in an artery in the brain, it […]

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Efforts to prevent smoking, obesity could delay the need for angioplasty and stenting

Smokers needed their blocked arteries fixed nearly a decade earlier than non-smokers, and patients with obesity underwent these procedures four years earlier than non-obese patients, according to a new statewide study. The research included patients without a history of heart attack who were treated at hospitals across Michigan participating in BMC2, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium. The patients had undergone angioplasty and/or stenting to widen or unblock their coronary arteries and restore blood flow. Almost all of them had at least one traditional […]

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