A person’s levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol should remain under 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) to maintain health

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal

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New Delhi, April 15, 2019 ;

1.According to the latest guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, a person’s levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol should remain under 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) to maintain health. However, new research from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, has found that women with LDL levels below 100 mg/dl may actually be more at risk of hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. This type of stroke, though less common than an ischemic stroke, is harder to treat and thus more dangerous to the person experiencing it.

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3.In patients with baseline anemia, disruption of DAPT in the first 2 years after PCI due to bleeding or non-compliance was tied to MI and other major adverse cardiac events. Risk wasn’t greater, however, if they discontinued DAPT by physician recommendation or had a interruption of therapy of less than 2 weeks. (Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)

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