Heart Disease

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The Heart of the Matter


- by DR SHIVA ROY, DR DANIEL ISHAK AND DR VINAYAK NAGARAJA While the majority of patients presenting to a GP with chest pain will not have a life-threatening condition, a significant minority will be experiencing an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). In Australia, 68,200 ACS events were recorded in 2012. There is strong evidence that delay in diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndrome leads to poor prognosis and avoidable complications, including heart failure, ventricular arrhythmias, mechanical complications and sudden cardiac death, therefore early recognition and management is essential. In this article, we present a case report of a patient presenting to their general [...]

The Heart of the Matter 2018-07-24T14:22:37+00:00

Chronic use of GERD drugs ages Blood Vessels


[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Chronic use of some drugs for heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux (GERD) speeds up the ageing of blood vessels, according to new research. This accelerated ageing in humans could lead to increased cardiovascular disease, vascular dementia and renal failure. These findings by a Houston Methodist Research Institute team are a progression of the work that Dr John Cooke began more than five years ago, and support recent epidemiological and retrospective studies that observed associations between the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and an increased risk of heart attack, renal failure [...]

Chronic use of GERD drugs ages Blood Vessels 2016-05-25T10:05:01+00:00