The links between cholesterol and coronary artery disease are well established and incontrovertible, with modification of serum LDL cholesterol levels repeatedly shown to reduce risk of myocardial infarction and cardiovascular death. But total non-HDL cholesterol levels, encompassing multiple other lipid fractions including Lp(a) and chylomicrons, have the strongest overall association with the risk of incipient […]
Category: Coronary artery disease
Pre-operative aspirin does not influence CABG outcomes.
Aspirin is a common therapy for risk reduction among patients with coronary artery disease. However, among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery, the benefits of aspirin on the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke may be outweighed by perioperative bleeding risk. To address this question, the ATACAS trial randomized 2100 patients to either receive 100 […]