Posts Tagged 'myocardial infarction'

High-Dose Aspirin Still Commonly Prescribed to Myocardial Infarction Patients

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found that a large number of patients who suffer from myocardial infarction (MI) are being discharged on high-dose aspirin, despite being at high risk for bleeding. An article in MedPage Today reports that in over 200,000 patients in the U.S., 60.9% of the patients with acute MI were given high-dose aspirin (325 mg). This goes against current guidelines warning of the dangers of high-dose aspirin ...

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Myocardial infarction risk elevated by testosterone therapy

A story in Cardiology Today reports that some men taking testosterone therapy show an increased risk in myocardial infarction. Data shows an elevated risk in groups of older and younger men with a previous history of cardiovascular disease. This information, along with other studies prompted the FDA’s decision to review the dangers associated with testosterone therapy.

Myocardial infarction, stroke, and death were increased in the population of men taking testosterone therapy. The recent study analyzed the risk ...

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