PodMed – Week of November 21, 2016


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This week’s topics include an alternative to statins, which vessel to use for bypass, NSAID risk, and genes versus lifestyle with regard to cardiovascular disease.

Program notes:
0:48 Heart risk of NSAIDs
1:45 About 2.5% experienced heart attack, stroke
2:42 Short term low dose use is reassuring
3:03 What vessels to use for bypass
4:03 No benefit to two mammary arteries
5:03 Vein grafts about 50% patent
5:32 Genes or lifestyle?
6:32 Back in normal range with healthy lifestyle
7:15 New cholesterol drug
8:15 PCSK9 pathway
9:15 Most can take statins
10:14 End
Related blog: https://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2016/11/19/nsaids-and-your-heart/